ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a system designed to integrate and provide information to flow from one department to another in a manageable fashion. ERP systems are very common in the business world and are designed accordingly, with a focus on business metrics.
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.
We've often talked about traceability in terms of the food supply chain and the importance of being able to trace ingredients back to the supplier. But what about the automotive industry? Just as important as the safety of the food we eat is the safety of the vehicles we drive every day.
Over the past several years, we at InfinityQS have seen countless examples of manufacturers who are challenged to improve the quality of the materials coming from the supply chain. As a quality control software company, our mission to help customers improve product quality is no longer limited to the production floor.
This month's edition of Quality Magazine features an article I wrote about how mobile data collection technologies are extending quality systems beyond the plant.
How do organizations confirm that supplier products comply with critical quality standards? For the most part, companies rely on inspectors to check incoming materials. Their results are compared with the company’s own quality standards and supplier-generated documents such as Certificates of Analysis (COA’s). Based on results, inspectors either accept or reject a shipment.