Universal Testing Machines (UTMs) are reliable workhorses—they can run hundreds of tests each day, seven days a week, sustaining the energy from test specimens breaking at loads up to 5 kN, 50 kN, even 600 kN and beyond.
The management systems auditing community has recently engaged in a lot of talk about how to audit a quality management system (QMS) when there are minimal requirements for documentation in the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Long-term prosperity in business is rare and decreasing. In the U.S., for example, research has shown that companies currently remain in the S&P 500 index for an average of just 18 years, down from 61 years in 1958. And it’s a similar story elsewhere in today’s dynamic, interconnected world.
People often talk about the high failure rate for software implementation projects. Stories abound about failures in CRM, MES, SCM and QMS, but the stories are especially disturbing when they involve ERP.