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Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Quality Management Systems (QMS) enable manufacturers to electronically monitor, manage and document their quality processes to help ensure that products are manufactured within tolerance, comply with all applicable standards, and do not contain defects. Quality Management System (QMS) software provides the procedures, processes, structure, and resources needed to streamline manufacturing and ERP operations while cost-effectively managing quality issues. As part of a closed-loop quality process proactively monitoring events across any enterprise source, effectively integrated Quality Management Systems (QMS) can identify potential problems before quality issues occur. Events may include supplier issues, manufacturing nonconformances, complaints, services, and audits – both local and global.

Quality Management Systems

Quality Management Systems (QMS) can identify potential problems before quality issues occur when integrated effectively as part of a closed-loop quality process.

Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Closed-Loop Quality Improvement

Beyond monitoring processes and triggering alarms, Quality Management Systems (QMS) may directly collaborate with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and manufacturing intelligence to ensure compliance with corporate and industry regulations, and enable quality programs such as Lean and Six Sigma. As a result, Quality Management Systems (QMS) help to continuously improve product quality and prevent adverse events. With a unified approach to manufacturing, quality, and intelligence capabilities, Quality Management Systems (QMS) are part of a closed-loop solution that improves product and process quality. 

In these unified environments, Quality Management Systems (QMS) become part of a prevention capability: the solution more easily monitors in real time – and even anticipates – events from any global production or non-production source. The Quality Management System (QMS) integrated with MES and manufacturing intelligence provides rapid identification, containment, risk evaluation, corrective action and preventative methods. As a result, quality recalls are minimized in terms of number, scope and impact.

Quality Management Systems (QMS) Capabilities and Outcomes

Capabilities offered by Quality Management Systems (QMS) include: 

  • Global visibility across distributed operations
  • Enforcement of process to ensure compliance
  • Event monitoring and early trend escalation
  • Global risk management
  • Automatic containment of suspect items
  • Intelligent root-cause analysis
  • Automated quality assurance
  • Adaptable best practices
  • Enterprise scalability 

When integrated with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Quality Management Systems:

  • Ensure compliance with corporate and industry regulations
  • Enable quality programs such as Lean and Six Sigma
  • Reduce the number of adverse events
  • Simplify the effort and ensure the effectiveness of resolutions to adverse events
  • Remove material waste and non-value add activities

Benefits of Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Quality Management Systems (QMS) integrated with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are strategic to a manufacturer’s business, providing complete visibility to manufacturing, field use and service information. This knowledge helps to improve future product design efforts and to optimize production methods, allowing quicker ramp up in manufacturing. As a result, manufacturers employing integrated Quality Management Systems (QMS) enjoy decreased time to market, real-time product risk evaluation, minimization of recalls and negative brand exposure, and lower per-product costs due to quality and process improvements as well as decreased waste.

Additional benefits:

  • Dramatic reduction of internal and external quality incidents
  • Consistently higher-quality product output
  • Significant reduction in the cost of quality operations
  • A shift from problem detection to problem prevention
  • Streamlined compliance with corporate and industry regulations

Customer Success

Schlote GmbH & Co. KG reliably complies with industry standards

QMS

Automotive firm uses IBS QMS to reduce costs in product development, acceptance, testing and manufacturing.