EQMS Implementation: The Road to Organizational Efficiency
EQMS - 13 June 2013
A recent blog posted by Mehul Shah from LNS Research titled Companies with EQMS Outperform Others in OEE Performance, makes a strong case for the organizational efficiency companies see after implementation of an Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS). The blog describes implementation of an EQMS as offering organizations a “robust, centralized and standardized, solution for globally inspecting quality process data and content”.
With regard to which quality processes that organizations are automating using EQMS (among those companies surveyed), the list is as follows:
- CAPA-54%- “Automated CAPA management streamlines traditionally manual and paper-based processes such as approvals and escalation. EQMS facilitates the use of CAPA management, enabling organizations to identify root causes quicker and communicate those root causes to the entire organization”…
- Audit Management-34%- “The process of audit management can be beneficial to both internal and external efficiencies. By automating the process with EQMS, organizations can ensure that issues are being identified, resolved, and followed up on in a timely manner.”
- Supplier Quality Management (SQM)-32% -“A main challenge that many companies have is realizing the potential of the global supplier network. Suppliers can help to improve costs, but the lack of visibility into upstream operations often gets in the way of this. By automating SQM with EQMS, managers can open up a line for communication and collaboration with suppliers and partners, which can help to identify nonconformance earlier the in value chain.”
- Change Management-23%- “In many cases, manual change management processes have resulted in a lack of communication, making it difficult to identify how a specific change may have impacted a manufacturing process. By automating change management, managers can leverage a centralized solution as products and processes alter over time, facilitating the prevention as well as resolution for any nonconformance that may arise.
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