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Global Manufacturers Voiced Need for Total Quality Management at InfinityQS’ User Conference

CHANTILLY, VA– InfinityQS International, Inc., the a manufacturing intelligence and real-time enterprise quality company, announced its most successful Infusionuser conference to date, with an increase in attendance by 25% and resounding reviews from attendees. Global manufacturers such as Kraft Foods, Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, Ball Corporation, Trek Bicycle, Coty, Greene Tweed & Co., and Accellent joined voices in emphasizing the importance of total quality management, end-to-end visibility and increased quality across the value chain to ensure success for any sized manufacturer.


Key Takeaways:

  • Quality is no longer just a plant floor function.To ensure the success of enterprise-wide quality programs, quality teams and IT departments must work together.
  • Everyone has to believe.It is important to make sure the executive suite, plant-floor operators and suppliers are excited about the value of quality programs.
  • Plan for integration.In complex quality systems, careful planning determines the exact role of every system, application and piece of equipment—before going live.
  • Anticipate changes to avoid unnecessary costs. Manufacturing intelligence can be used to prepare for otherwise unexpected economic, cultural or regulatory changes.
  • Go mobile. Integrating mobile devices, cloud technologies and automated processes will ensure plants are operating at optimum efficiencies.

With the much-anticipated announcement of ProFicientTM 5during the event, attendees were privy to details and demonstrations of the latest version of InfinityQS’ enterprise quality hub. With mobile advancements and flexible cloud-based or on-premise deployment options, ProFicient 5 is designed to deliver real-time visibility and Manufacturing Intelligence—via a centralized statistical process control (SPC) analysis engine—on the shop floor, across the enterprise and throughout the supply chain.

If you missed Infusion 2012, some presentations are being offered via webinarslike the recent “Mobile Data Collection, Dashboards and the Enterprise Quality Hub (archive).”

 To learn more about InfinityQS’ ProFicient 5, visit, or sign up for a live demowith an InfinityQS expert.

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