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Although there is no bad time to improve quality management maturity, an optimal time is during fiscal planning for a new year. Executives and quality professionals who are affected by the...
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You know that old saying “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”? Unfortunately, that is the thought process many executives adopt around quality management. It is not necessarily that their quality...
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For years, LNS Research has been advising industry executives on the enterprise quality management software (EQMS) selection process. And for years, each executive that we speak with typically asks...
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There’s been a noticeable shift during the past five years in how the quality software market is perceived. The definition of what Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) encompasses has...
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Editor’s note: There is a free recording of the QD/LNS webinar on enterprise quality management software (EQMS) which ran Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. Pacific. Click here to view recording....
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We’ve established that executives who focus on aligning and then optimizing people, processes, and technology in operational excellence models will position their organizations for success. This is...
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Matthew Littlefield
With the evolution of quality management, there has been a shift away from manual and paper-based solutions. Organizations are now leveraging the power of automation and integration across the...
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Many organizations have implemented targeted quality management functionalities to address immediate issues. It’s common for these functionalities to be homegrown or bought as off-the-shelf...
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Although best practices and management systems behind quality management have remained consistent for decades, the systems and solutions used to ensure the production and delivery of high-quality...
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Since W. Edwards Deming and the quality revolution, numerous quality management software systems have emerged during the past several decades. However, the quality software market in general has been...