By Joseph A. DeFeo and Michael Stamp
Juran, an Attain Partners Company
In the era of digital transformation, businesses across various industries are constantly seeking innovative ways to improve their operations and achieve a competitive edge. One such approach is the implementation of a technology-based quality management system (QMS) or simply Quality 4.0. This article explores the benefits of adopting a technology-driven QMS, essential steps for successful implementation, and the key features of an ideal system.
Quality 4.0 is the application of Industry 4.0 digital technologies to improve traditional best practices in quality. This innovative approach can increase productivity and flexibility in the factory and supply chain, with the potential to boost productivity by 10 – 15 percent. By leveraging predictive analytics, sensors, and electronic feedback loops, manufacturers can optimize products, people, and processes while transforming quality strategies.