Rethinking FMEA, Selecting the Right EQMS and 4th of July Factoids

[fa icon="calendar"] Thu, Jul 02, 2015 / by Brenda Percy


In this week’s roundup, we compiled stories about general quality. Should you rethink your Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)? What should you look for in an Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS) provider? Read more to learn the answers to these questions from industry leaders. We conclude this week’s roundup with our Fourth of July factoids…with a Quality spin of course.

Rethinking Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Author: John Flaig, Ph.D. via Quality Digest

In this article, John Flaig of the American Society for Quality, lists some of the deficiencies seen in Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and explores the areas in which improvements can be made. Some of the issues he considers include math errors, detection weaknesses and lack of independence. Learn where these areas can be improved upon to ensure success in the FMEA. Read more.


With EQMS Implementation on the Rise, Proper Selection Is Key

Author: Greg Goodwin via LNS Research Blog

Cloud solutions, mobility, increased automation and other technology solutions have taken hold of the market, enabling manufacturers to collaborate better, quickly and accurately respond to demand and get greater visibility into all processes across the enterprise. The result? The quality bar is higher now than ever before. In this article, LNS Research’s Greg Goodwin looks into the importance of proper Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS) selection and why these systems have gone from a “nice to have” to a necessity. Read more.


Fourth of July Factoids, with a Quality and EHS Management Spin

Author: Tim Lozier via EtQ Blog

This week we celebrate Independence Day here in the US, and it is a time to reconnect with family, grill your favorite meats, and celebrate being off from work.  I had come across a few interesting factoids and, in true non-sequitur fashion, thought I'd apply them to our common Quality and EHS Management Software solutions.  Enjoy! Read more.

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Topics: Quality Management Industry Roundup

Brenda Percy

Written by Brenda Percy

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