Professional Articles on Quality Management
It’s been hotly disputed: IATF 16949, the automotive standard published in 2016, has thrown up huge challenges for suppliers. The WKW.group, an internationally successful automotive supplier, shows how you can obtain certification using the right tools.
The quality of your products and processes is hugely dependent on the quality of your suppliers’ products and their reliability. Product Manager Florian Kondziela explains how the Supplier Cockpit from Babtec takes supplier assessment to the next level.
In order to ensure reliable and competent support even with a rapidly growing number of customers, our support team has been completely restructured. In an interview, Martin Büschel, Head of Support at Babtec, explains how the reorganization has affected employees and customers.
With the Qualification Management you can manage the qualifications of your employees. Individual qualification profiles make the determination and documentation of current competence levels possible – digitally and entirely corresponding to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015. Additions can be made systematically and centrally in the profile.
With the digitization progresses, the demands on quality management software solutions have changed. In the interview, Waios Kastanis explains how collaboration across corporate boundaries takes quality to a whole new level and contributes to agile quality management.
Faulty goods not only cost time but also a lot of money. With the new solution from Babtec quality assurance starts with the supplier. Create inspection orders based on your own inspection plans, which you can share with the supplier in the Qube. In this way, the supplier can already take into account the inspection specifications in the outgoing goods department.
Both safety and health of persons must always be protected. Product errors always have a legal impact on the company, the consequences can be dramatic. But when the management of a limited liability company is liable under civil law?
Digitalization is changing all economic sectors – including quality management. Agility and teamwork are particularly in demand, because our world is changing rapidly and is steadily becoming more digital. But what does that mean for you?
At Babtec, our visionary ideas are constantly creating new innovative software products which set benchmarks in the CAQ market. Michael Flunkert sets his sights on the future and describes how quality management and digitalization are interlinked, and the role that the quality process takes on within the supply chain.
Topics such as Industry 4.0 and big data, product safety and product liability come together to produce a critical mass, presenting huge challenges to entire companies. Why not seize this opportunity to redefine the role of quality management as well?
It’ll still be a while until cars start to fly and drivers stop driving completely. However, developments in the automotive industry are happening at breakneck speed. We asked experts from various sectors what they think will happen in the next ten years. There is a lot of room for improvement.
The proportion of recalled cars for new registrations reached a new high last year at 340% in comparison to the previous year. In the USA alone, 47.9 million vehicles were brought in for repairs. This is particularly troubling for suppliers. But why is this the case? If you have your warranty management under control, you can save a lot of money.
The relationship between OEMs and suppliers is undergoing vast changes, that much is clear. One person that is particularly aware of this is VDA professor Robert Dust. In this interview, he tells us how this transformation is occurring and how Google and Apple are involved in it. He also answers our core question: What does quality really mean?
The new Q.Navigator offers cross-modular search functions in Babtec.Q. The Q.Navigator finds and processes information quickly, saving time. It also provides advantages for cross-departmental collaborations within the company.