Industry 4.0 indicates the start of a new industrial revolution to enhance communication, analysis, and utilization of the resources in the manufacturing companies by bringing together two powerful components: advanced techniques of manufacturing and internet of things.
Also referred as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is the digitization of industrial marketing keeping the smart manufacturing operations at the forefront. Though the term Industry 4.0 was introduced in the context of manufacturing initially, it has now covered every industry thanks to technological advancement. It is considered as a leap in quality management system driven by IoT.
Industry 4.0 comprises advanced analytics, Robotics & Automation, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Process Digitization across the business supply and value chain.
Because of its complex supply chain dependencies, societal implications, widespread use of social media and its ability to impact product quality issue: even a single misstep or oversight in quality can cause massive setbacks within a matter of minutes in the automotive world. These issues are magnified in today’s global economy.
We have seen in an increase in high profile automotive recalls over the past several years that have costed a fortune to several auto giants to correct. Some have had lingering damage to their brand names resulting in lost market share.
Though these might be some of the most expensive recalls ever to strike the auto industry; they will not be the last. Every day government regulations becoming more stringent, as dissatisfied consumers uncover new product issues and increasing competition compels auto makers to deploy increasingly complex supply chains to support their businesses.
Employee training has always been a vital component of a company’s quality culture and actually solidifies it but in certain scenarios EQMS is the best choice to effectively manage the trainings in an organization. With the added benefits of interoperability with standard documents (such as SOPs/WIs/Guidelines, etc.), CAPA, Risk Assessment etc. an EQMS way of managing trainings is becoming a trend nowadays.
The following 7 signs are in no particular order. You have to read them and decide which ones are prevalent in your organization or how many of these can you relate to?
Tampa, Fl – June 30, 2018 – Qualityze the leading cloud-based provider of enterprise quality management software built upon the Saleforce.com technology platform announced today its latest release of Qualityze Training Management. The solution makes it easier for companies to Certify Employees for Compliance, Drive Efficient Training Processes, Improve Employee Effectiveness with Organizational Oversight while facilitating IT and Regulatory Compliance.
Qualityze Training Management is a comprehensive solution that provides the required tools to ensure that employees are certified for documents, SOPs, work instructions, procedures and industry regulations by managing required skill sets / certifications to maintain their qualifications.
The system supports your organization’s enterprise training process and will help you anticipate and proactively respond to training needs – enabling you to build consistent, efficient employee behaviors to increase productivity, reduce job quality issues, and meet industry and regulatory requirements.
Qualityze EQMS suite is built with greater user experience. Salesforce new Lightning platform is a new standard of a User interface that Salesforce applications are going to carry in the future. Since Qualityze is committed to bringing simplicity to an Enterprise Quality Management System, we have successfully acquired the Lightning Ready certificate from Salesforce.
And the Good news for our Users is; Even if you are going to take a bit of time to migrate your Salesforce systems to Lightning, Qualityze application still provides you a lightning-like clean user experience even in the classical mode.
In ISO 9001:2015, the clause 7.2 specifically requires an organization to determine the necessary competency of employees and ensure they are qualified on the basis of appropriate education, training, or experience.
Therefore, many organizations maintain a competency matrix with nomenclatures as Qualification Matrix or Skills Matrix to determine the required competency for employees working in different functional areas to identify any skill gaps, bridge those gaps through a well-defined competency development program such as training programs and assessments to verify employee comprehension.
Often times it is debated within organizations whether the competency matrix should be prepared and maintained by the HR Department. or the responsible Operational Managers. Though, we’ll not touch on this controversial topic here, keep in mind that the post below is specifically meant for Operational Managers to help them develop an understanding to identify the skill gaps, growth opportunities for their employees and ensure job activities are effectively completed.
A Competency Matrix is typically a table that displays people’s proficiency in specified skills and knowledge.
All businesses have the requirement for qualified employees. The more competent the people, the better potential business results. However, under certain critical environments such as technical tasks or safety compliances, it is important to understand what employees comprehend about their specific jobs tasks.
Have a look at figure 1 and take the following steps to prepare a Skills Matrix for your team:
In today’s era managing logistics has become a basic requirement in the success of any organization’s operations.
An effective logistics management strategy ensures control over inbound freight, optimal inventory levels, organizes the reverse flow of products, and utilizes freight moves through appropriate transportation modes – all these significantly cut costs which directly impact the bottom line.
With the growing complexity of logistics management, many companies select a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) service provider to manage or partially manage all their logistics functions. 3PLs are equipped with expertise and advanced technology to cut costs and improve processes more efficiently than most companies can do on their own.
This blog refers to ISO 9001:2015 Clause 7.2 “Competence” and is specifically relevant to organizations seeking to implement or update to the latest ISO 9001:2015 version -.
At the heart of creating Excellence in People is building a high-performance culture. That’s why various global excellence models such as EFQM and Malcolm Baldrige Excellence frameworks and even global quality awards such as Deming Prize have given due focus on “People”. ISO 9001:2015 is no different and recognises the importance of people by emphasising their “competence”.
In today’s economy, many organizations are experiencing high employee turnover which increases the operational challenges for organizations in terms of effectiveness and efficiencies..