With our 5th annual user conference less than a month away, I’d like to provide a “sneak preview” into one of the sessions that will frame many of the concepts and tools to be presented at this event. Our conference, Infusion 2011, is designed not only to show our users how to get the most out of their investment in our software, but to provide the quality management community with the vision and the innovation needed to take quality to the next level.
We’ve addressed global quality management in many ways in the past, but our presentation “Quality Goes Global” on Monday, Oct. 17 at 10:00am will bring this concept to life. In order for businesses to remain competitive, quality must be managed throughout the global enterprise, including the supply chain. Naturally this poses a challenge with various sites using different systems, each with their own IT requirements and limitations. So while many of us can understand the importance of global quality management and supplier quality monitoring in theory, the actual implementation of such a concept can seem daunting.
Our “Quality Goes Global” presentation focuses on the how. How is it possible for a business to collect and compare quality data from manufacturing sites all over the world, not to mention hundreds of suppliers? This presentation will bring this scenario to life. It will showcase how data coming from all over the world and from all types of systems (even those who don’t have an SPC solution in place) can be consolidated, analyzed and instantly acted upon from a high level.
Before users attend conference sessions focused specifically on quality management tools and techniques or the hands-on training sessions, they will first have the opportunity to see how everything fits together. All attendees will receive a “Passport to Quality” which outlines the various scenarios in the presentation, and directs them to the subsequent presentations addressing specific technologies.
We realize that many of our attendees are tasked with focusing only on their specific facility. They are coming to Infusion to learn how to get better results from their SPC system and ultimately control quality within a single plant. However, best-in-class manufacturers are quickly adopting global quality control programs and it’s crucial that quality professionals on every level understand how they play a role. We encourage our attendees to share the concepts and scenarios presented in “Quality Goes Global” with senior management or the corporate office so that they can play an active part in their business’ global quality initiatives.
We’ve spent years developing these technologies and working with customers to develop best-in-class solutions. We’re excited to share our innovations with the quality community next month at Infusion.
Infusion will take place in San Francisco, CA from Oct. 16-19. Registration will be open through Oct. 7. For more information and to register for this event, visit the Infusion Website.