NDT, NDE, NDI... In the world around us, these little three letter combinations are a big deal. Nondestructive testing (NDT) has a reputation. Like any form of quality control, there are lovers and haters of it; however, NDT is well known for being one of the most well-respected.
Things not working together. We’ve most likely all experienced it or witnessed a friend, colleague or family member struggle with it. Recently, hearing a colleague’s frustration I approached his desk to see what was happening.
October is National Quality Month; November is World Quality Month.
October 1, 2016
With the signing of Proclamation 5249, President Ronald Reagan created National Quality Month. Since 1984, American companies have been observing National Quality Month as an opportunity to promote quality initiative awareness and celebrate the wins.
New changes to ISO 13485, published this spring as EN ISO 13485:2016, mean U.S. medical device companies that sell in Europe will need to integrate risk-based approaches throughout their quality management systems. The emphasis on risk management is the biggest of several changes in the third version of ISO 13485.
Quality is the most common offshore problem cited by companies who have reshored to the U.S. As reshoring in U.S. manufacturing continues to grow, total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis remains a key, underutilized tool that companies can use to make the best sourcing decisions.
The company will implement Q-Pulse in two stages, with document control, supplier management and asset care within the labs being of most importance for its Quality team. The second stage will involve the software being rolled out across the entire production team.
There’s a popular and effective exercise, taught in business schools everywhere, called a SWOT analysis. The concept is to analyze the entirety of a company, organization, or institution by listing its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.