Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

QMS and IATF Requirements

Does Your QMS Support IATF Requirements?

If you’re in the automotive manufacturing industry, I’m sure you’re all too aware that the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) recently released its new global quality standard known as IATF 16949:2016....
Dr. W. Edwards Deming Award

Dr. W. Edwards Deming: Hero of Quality

Through many of our articles we focus on the future of manufacturing, such as upcoming trends and keeping up with new technology, but how did we get here? It’s important to...
smart labels

Smart Labels Go Beyond the Expiration Date

Like so many others in grocery stores these days, I almost always take a look at the backs of packages for product information. There are a few nutrition facts that I...
Medical Device Supply Chain

Optimizing the Medical Device Supply Chain

Having a well-managed supply chain is important to every industry. In the aerospace and defense industry, manufacturers have to audit their suppliers to make sure they are following regulations regarding weapons...
Medical Device Inventory

Weapons, Wheat and Medical Device Inventory

When college students take their introductory economics classes, the first lesson drilled into their impressionable minds is that people face trade-offs. It’s one of the ten basic assumptions on which the...
MedTech Shrinking Margins

MedTech’s Shrinking Margins

The medical technology industry creates and supports nearly two million jobs across the United States. It is one of the few industries in the U.S. that is a net exporter and...
Competition in the Medical Device Field

Emerging Players in the Medical Device Field

In recent years, profit margins for medical device manufacturers have begun to erode and are projected to continue their decline. One of the primary drivers of downward pressure on margins is...
IATF and EAM

IATF: Don’t Overlook TPM in Your Certification Efforts!

Nearly every person connected to automotive manufacturing should be aware that September 2018 is the deadline for IATF 16949 compliance certification. That’s less than a year from now! Are you ready? This...
Analysts Discuss QAD

Reviews on QAD’s Direction

Over the last few months, we’ve been receiving excellent feedback from experts in the ERP software field on the direction that QAD is taking, especially with our vision of the Effective...
QAD Revenue Recognition

QAD Revenue Recognition: A Timing Issue Solved

The deadline for implementing new revenue recognition rules is fast approaching. Whether you would like to automate existing practices or meet compliance requirements of the new standards, QAD has a solution...