An effective quality system not only provides a competitive advantage by guiding the organization toward improved performance but more importantly, it is a key factor in mitigating product and business risk by detecting and preventing defects along the way.
Several years ago I was inspecting some parts on a small surface plate in the quality lab. Gathered around a larger surface plate a few feet away was an assortment of engineers, supervisors, leads persons, and probably an inspector or two.
Do companies fail because of a lack of a robust quality system? During a recent quality discussion, a quality engineer asked a group of quality professionals if anyone knew of companies who had gone out of business due to quality problems.
North Star Imaging, Inc. is excited to announce that they are now ISO 9001:2008 certified. In the last 12 months, NSI has implemented a significant amount of changes and improvements to their Quality System.
The demands on industrial data collection systems have continued to grow year over year for advances in speed, labor cost reduction, error proofing, maintainability, flexibility, accuracy, training efficiency, and exception reporting.