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  • According to the Energy Information Administration, after more than four years of oil prices hovering around $100 a barrel, they plunged sharply in 2014 to approximately $40 a barrel. As you probably noticed, they have remained relatively low ever since. But will the oil and gas industry rebound? This spring, the outlook brightened. “Economic indicators point […] The post Can quality help the oil ...

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  • The emergence of additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, requires full attention. Since this trend coincides so well with automation and machine learning, it’s incumbent upon you to prepare your company’s quality processes for a refresh. New use cases for additive manufacturing in the aerospace and defense industry are prime examples. Here is an […] The post Tech trend Additive manufac...

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  • As a quality professional, you understand the process of perfecting a product or process. For many years, the automotive industry has been working to create a safe and reliable autonomous vehicle. Although many companies are making great strides, it remains to be seen which one, if any, will be the first to come up with […] The post Tech trend disengagements in autonomous vehicles appeared first o...

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  • As a quality professional involved in the world of manufacturing, you are likely already aware that MES stands for manufacturing execution system. These systems are used to monitor and control the work currently in progress on the floor of a factory. These systems receive data constantly from employees, monitors and even robots. Read more about […] The post The MES role in manufacturing technology...

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  • Manufacturing has seen many new innovations over the years, but few of those have had as much impact as artificial intelligence. Nearly every process is going to change as AI, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are fully implemented. But is the manufacturing ready for these changes? Artificial intelligence Robots and other automated […] The post The shift to artificial intelligence...

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  • Your company has likely transitioned at least some of its technology services and infrastructure to the cloud over the last few years. The benefits of cloud computing are undeniable. Everything from smartphones to video games now depend on the cloud, so there was a frantic rush across sectors to move there. But is the cloud […] The post Tech Trend Cloud vs Edge Computing appeared first on IQS, Inc...

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  • The way you apply ISO 9001:2015‘s requirement for “risk-based thinking” is a departure from previous iterations of the standard, which has led to some confusion. Primarily, risk-based thinking has replaced risk management as a requirement to meet quality standards and to ace ISO certification audits. The confusion is that risk-based thinking is not necessarily an abstract concept. A […] The post R...

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  • Your organization’s success depends on your commitment to cultivating a strong quality culture. If your company is new to enterprise quality management software, you may have to look for easy wins to show that EQMS is the right tool to strengthen quality culture. Without continuous improvement processes and an established quality culture, challenges can mount […] The post Characteristics of a stro...

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  • Today’s industries face a constant yet shifting battle to manage the ever accelerating flow of Big Data. To be competitive, every company intent on maintaining market share must contain and make sense of the volume, velocity, and variety of incoming information. Those that embrace a data-driven culture will maximize productivity and profit by harnessing their […] The post Does More Data Mean More ...

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  • What is to become of the ISO quality control manual with quality control issues so prominent in manufacturing? At one time, the manual was so important that manufacturers would never be without one. ISO 9001:2015, however, brings about new changes that will make experts rethink how they approach quality control. How have manufacturers departed from traditional ISO […] The post The Future of the Qu...

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  • In today’s hypercompetitive market, manufacturers no longer have the option to produce goods and then test them for quality. Instead, to both save money and protect market share, manufacturers use an enterprise quality management software system, or EQMS, to build quality  processes, testing and standards into every aspect of the production process. A single EQMS platform saves […] The post Single...

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  • The world is increasingly globalized, which leads to greater regulatory requirements imposed by both governments and standards-based organizations. Functionality, data integrity and security are some of the most important factors businesses need to keep in mind. When companies use software to fulfill regulatory requirements, they will save resources. Here, we will re-examine our previous blog […] ...

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  • One of the first terms that likely comes to mind when Aston Martin is mentioned is “reliability.” But as of June 20, 2017, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has admitted a quality issue with one of its models. The company is ordering a global recall of 1,658 of its Vantage cars. What happened The British sports car maker’s chief […] The post Aston Martin Recall appeared first on IQS, Inc..

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  • As the price of 3-D printers decline and the technology advances, on-demand manufacturing moves from concept to reality. Here are some ways 3-D printing looks to impact the manufacturing industry moving forward. Cost savings Creating a prototype has always been a costly venture. Not only is it necessary to get a designer with the right […] The post Ways 3D printing impacts the manufacturing indust...

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  • Henry Ford is widely recognized as the father of modern manufacturing with his use of assembly lines to manufacture cars that the average family could afford. His assembly line increased productivity and introduced specialization. Mr. Ford would be astonished to see how far his ideas have come.  How do manufacturers benefit from IoT? Manufacturing process […] The post Manufacturers benefit from Io...

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  • The global leader in SaaS-based enterprise EHSQ solutions announces new name and growth strategy   JUNE 21, 2017 “Cority stands for embracing the strong core values and the rich history our company was built upon and for upholding an unwavering commitment to our clients around the world,” said Mark Wallace, CEO of Medgate. “Our new […] The post Medgate Rebrands as Cority appeared first on IQS, Inc...

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  • The global medical device market is growing, as Southeast Asia and China increase their orders for more of the health care instruments. Many if not most of those devices connect patients and their health care teams through the Internet and the cloud, which increases the number of opportunities for hackers and other cyber criminals to invade […] The post Medical Device Security in Manufacturing app...

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  • Aerospace manufacturing constantly changes as new challenges emerge every day. Technology advancements and global politics dictate the industry’s direction moving forward. Here are three top trends in aerospace manufacturing to pay attention to and how they can be expected to affect industry growth. Technological Advancements As technology advances, customer demand for new aircraft increases. Impr...

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  • The skills gap in manufacturing As manufacturing becomes more dependent on the latest digital technology, there is a growing gap between the skills of employees and the skills necessary to achieve optimal production. Whether or not a company can overcome this issue depends on that company’s ability to properly train and retain its workforce. American […] The post The skills gap in manufacturing ap...

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  • Despite growing pains over the past decade, the automotive manufacturing industry has remained the backbone of the global economy. The Big Three car makers experienced a record year in the US in 2016: GM: 10% growth (4.4% expected) Ford: 0.1% growth (-2.1% expected) Fiat Chrysler: -10% growth (-14% expected) Nevertheless, automobile manufacturers may soon find themselves at a crossroads. Consumer ...

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  • During industrialization revolution There have been many transitions from hand production to machine, which simplified tasks and increased efficiency in production. Then came the digital era where electronics and computers were used to automate industries to improve efficiency and increase the speed of production. Thanks to fast-evolving technology, today we have Industry 4.0. What is […] The post...

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  • As time goes on, more and more software vendors are moving toward a subscription service model (aka Cloud or SaaS – Software as a Service). It is estimated that by 2020, more than 80 percent of software vendors will be using a subscription model of some sort. One of these models includes a hosted deployment where software […] The post Benefits of a hosted EQMS deployment appeared first on IQS, Inc...

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  • Much of today’s Internet of Things (IoT) conversation revolves around end-user products that will transform how consumers live their lives. An increasingly hot topic, however, is how the IoT is changing how the world manufactures its goods. The automotive manufacturing sector is one industry already transforming into an even leaner production machine because of IoT […] The post Coming around the t...

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  • High performance computing allows organizations (generally SMBs) to design and test product models virtually, reducing front-end development costs and achieving an “economy of scale” similar to that enjoyed by larger enterprises. No longer constrained by a lack of financial or workforce resources, organizations can move new and improved products to market faster, reduce their manufacturing […] The...

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  • As the pace of technological expansion continues to increase, environment, health and safety (EHS) innovations in 2017 are expected to build on the successes of 2016. Big Data, analytics, everything-as-a-service and other digital ground-breakers are mainstream enough now to permeate the less obvious but equally important aspects of today’s businesses and industries. This year will […] The post Top...

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