Quality Control: Manufacturing Trends to Consider in 2014

Many companies approach enterprise quality management with the need to improve or bring together  current quality control software systems. It can be difficult to gain value from homegrown IT systems due to the lack of a single quality control hub with many systems. While homegrown IT systems can still be used, a good tactic is to string the disparate systems together into a single data repository where data can be analyzed and interpreted globally.

The Need for Enhanced Mobility

These days, mobility is everywhere. In manufacturing mobile applications are streamlining manufacturing processes and expanding visibility into quality metrics across the enterprise. Having access to a reliable mobile solution means having access to crucial manufacturing data at all times, from any location.

The Quest for Security

Data stored in the cloud are increasingly secure and can bring substantial IT and data management cost savings to organizations that use the cloud. Advances in IT security are ensuring that solutions exist for basically every type of security requirements a company might have, whether through a dedicated T1 line or data encryption. In some ways cloud solutions can be as, or even more secure that data managed on premise due to the additional resources that cloud vendors are investing in secure data lines. When quality data are stored in a single quality control hub, it is possible to know exactly who is accessing it at all times, as well as the location of the user. Additionally, IT has the ability to ensure that access remains in the hands of only authenticated users.

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