The importance of quality management in the automotive industry

Volker Schwickert, Vice President for QMS Software, Global Portfolio Development, Siemens Digital Industries Software explains the challenges that the automotive…

An Integrated APS and SCM disrupts traditional Supply Chain Management 

It is no secret that supply chains, involving hundreds or thousands of external suppliers, partners and third parties, are becoming increasingly strategic and complex. Moreover, supply chains are increasingly forced to keep pace with the new model of the circular economy. 

Business people using APS software combined with Supply Chain Management software

Managing complex supply chains in uncertain times

A growing risk for manufacturers as they strive to maintain production schedules and on-time deliveries is the impact of supply chain volatility.

Modern digital manufacturing meets the supply chain

Manufacturers are suffering from a broken supply chain today, be it computer chips, automobiles, exercise equipment, or breakfast cereals, and they are all awaiting a resurgence. This disruption has increased the need for agility, adaptability, and positive transformation.

Manufacturing operations management (MOM) – Harmonized MES, QMS, APS, and MI

Watch this video to learn how a harmonized MOM solution that includes MES, QMS, APS, and Manufacturing Intelligence helps cut costs, improve quality, and accelerate the end-to-end manufacturing cycle.

Pursuing digital transformation in quality within the automotive industry

In the automotive manufacturing, consistently high quality is the primary component of operational excellence. As the evolution of the auto…

5Whys root cause analysis perfromed by a quality engineer

How the 5Whys strategy supports quality management

5Whys is a beneficial problem-solving tool in quality management. It assists manufacturers in root cause analysis as part of nonconformance management and continuous process improvement efforts.

Man performing an inspection as part of a quality control process.

The critical role of quality control and inspection planning

Quality control and inspection planning plays a critical role in quality programs, not only to ensure that you produce high-quality products but also to execute your quality program with the utmost efficiency.

Two women in a server room discussing MES and ERP systems

Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems: How they relate

Efficient interaction between manufacturing execution system (MES) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is critical to a manufacturer’s productivity and on-time delivery of products. Integration of MES and ERP systems enables their complementary functionality to bring greater benefit to a manufacturer than siloed systems