What is the Value of QMS for Manufacturers

How are You Managing the Quality of Manufacturing Processes and Workflows Within Your Organization?

Home-grown systems and spreadsheet-based processes are fundamentally insufficient and sources of risk….

Does your manufacturing organization still rely on paper, spreadsheets, or SharePoint solutions to manage quality and document management?

According to Gartner, Inc. in “2022 Market Guide for Quality Management System Software”:

As organizations plot their emergence from COVID-19 disruptions, they face a number of new challenges … further underscoring the need for advanced and modern QMS [Quality Management Systems] across all business units, geographies and product families.”

What is a Quality Management System (QMS)?

A quality management system is a formalized operating procedure that systematically documents and manages critical processes and workflows such as quality policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help a company achieve its specific company goals and quality objectives to ensure customer satisfaction. The purpose of such a system is not only to help organize and optimize business practices, such as manufacturing capabilities, testing criteria, nonconformance/risk management activities, and industry-specific regulations but to also facilitate continuous improvement of the enterprise. 

Quality Management System

QMS software is used to perform a variety of quality functions and address quality or regulatory goals within an organization by creating uniform procedures and processes.  These Processes, Procedures and Goals may include those shown below:

  • Production Plans
  • Order Processes
  • Purchasing
  • Internal Audits
  • Preventive Action
  • Service / Process Measurements
  • Corrective Action
  • Reducing Waste
  • Improving Quality
  • Lowering Costs
  • Risk Assessment
  • Version Control

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