Business Category: Improve Quality


Does Management Have a Commitment to Quality?

Does your organization talk about quality? Does it put quality concepts into practice in every aspect of the business, from design and development to product delivery? Is your firm practicing quality from top to bottom, from the chief executive to your newest hires? Commitment to quality starts at the top and flows from there throughout the organization. Whether management is sold on the notion of “quality in everything we do” or they’re not, the rest of the company follows suit. Continue reading…

Why Root Cause Analysis Is the Foundation of Corrective Action

You have identified a problem, and you have made an immediate correction to fix it for now. How do you make sure the same problem doesn’t happen again? The goal of implementing corrective action is to identify and to address the root cause of problems so they don’t reoccur. Therefore, root cause analysis is at the heart of an effective corrective action program. Continue reading…

What Is the Aerospace Quality Standard?

In the aerospace industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers have historically dealt with a large number of often conflicting standards and regulations. The number and complexity of these standards,as well as the fact that they often conflicted with one another, made for high costs to produce aerospace goods and did little, if anything, to address the issues of quality, safety, and reliability. So, what is the Aerospace Quality Standard and how did it come about? Continue reading…

What Are The Top Quality Manager Responsibilities?

As the Quality Manager you are responsible for Quality Management System (QMS) compliance. In other words, you must manage all company-wide, quality policies, procedures, processes, programs, and practices, to assure the company of continuous conformance with appropriate standards and regulations. In a smaller company you may also be the document control manager, quality auditor, and process improvement specialist. Continue reading…