A Glimpse into the Future – the Experts’ Response to the Trends in QM

The new Q.Magazine is here. Every spring, the CAQ provider Babtec publishes this famous magazine on quality. The new edition’s main article is “The End of the Top 50 – Total Supplier Management”, an interview with Professor Robert Dust, endowed Professor of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). This is rounded out with further contributions from experts on the topics of quality and ensuring legal protection throughout the supply chain.

The new Q.Magazine was published in time for the leading trade fair for quality assurance, the 31st Control in Stuttgart. In addition to reporting on new products in the computer-aided quality assurance (CAQ) sector, it contains a broad range of specialist articles and expert contributions on quality-related topics. The scope of the publication has expanded once again: Knowledge and industry experience is collected together by qualified specialist authors, providing the reader with 32 pages of quality expertise.

This edition opens with an exclusive interview with Professor Robert Dust, endowed professor for the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) at the Technical University of Berlin. As an expert in quality-related topics, he discusses total supplier management, how the transformation is occurring and how Google and Apple are involved in it.

Dr Benedikt Sommerhoff, Head of Information and Transformation at the German Association for Quality (DGQ) also discusses the future of quality management in his article. He issues a wake-up call: "To keep pace with the revolution, the way we manage quality must change fundamentally.”

Along with this, the reader can also expect other fascinating and informative articles from the new Q.Magazine. Q.Magazine is available in PDF format and as an e-magazine, or can be ordered by mail, free of charge: www.babtec.de/QMagazin