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Controlling the 5Ms in Pursuit of Product Quality | Part 2 – Man

In the first part of our blog in this series, we made the observation that, despite the environment of change we see in the manufacturing industry today, some things always stay the same. Like the ba…

Gruppo Campari Digitalizes Global Specification Management to Streamline Process Manufacturing

Gruppo Campari is the world’s sixth-largest company in the global brand beverage industry with over 50 premium and super-premium brands worldwide. With 26 acquisitions in the past two decades, the gr…

Quality Management that Shifts the Focus to Improvement

Quality managers have to spend some of their time putting out fires. The question is, how much? With the right kinds of continuous improvement processes in place, effective quality managers spend le…

Controlling the 5Ms in Pursuit of Product Quality | Part 1 – Material

The more things change, the more they stay the same – translating a French proverb, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” Wiktionary interprets this, “Turbulent changes do not affect reality on…

Should Your MES be PLM-centric or ERP-centric?

The architecture of your manufacturing systems should be guided by your manufacturing process. Complex engineer-to-order processes, with multiple manufacturing orders coming from PLM, have different …

Ensuring Global Quality through Collaboration: 3 Areas to Watch

Today’s nuanced and networked manufacturing world spans the globe, yet wherever goods are produced and consumed, quality is an unforgiving expectation. Customers expect quality regardless of where a …

FMEA as a Business Process Tool

More and more industries are discovering what the Automotive and Heavy Equipment companies have known for years. The same tools they use and trust to define, quantify and control risk around manufact…

Product Complexity in The Automotive Industry

As the complexity of products in the automotive industry is increasing rapidly, companies must find ways to manage that complexity across the value chain and throughout the product lifecycle. A seaml…

Looking at Operational Excellence as a Value Stream

As we discussed in a previous blog, “From Point Solutions to Value Streams,” it’s time to look at the systems infrastructure of medical device manufacturers not as point solutions tackling particular…