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Quality
Maren Behrendt

Interview: The “Ecosystem for Quality” in Everyday Working Life

The cooperative togetherness in the forest exemplifies a functioning ecosystem for us: each member contributes to the overall benefit of this ecosystem and benefits from the added value created by the cooperation of the members. The question remains what an “ecosystem for quality” actually means in concrete terms in the world of quality management.

Hands hold several gears together
Quality
Lutz Krämer

How Management Systems Contribute to the Ecosystem for Quality

Ecosystems are not new – the forest, for example, shows that they are something natural and function well. Ultimately, it makes sense to organize quality management in an ecosystem as well. I see such an ecosystem for quality as an ideal that is already fulfilled in its beginnings.

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Caterina Feld

Update on the Supply Chain Law: It’s been passed!

In March, we reported on the draft for the Supply Chain Law. This draft was passed by the German Bundestag in June 2021 and confirmed by the Bundesrat. The Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Law (LkSG) – or Supply Chain Law for short – will initially apply to companies with more than 3,000 employees from 01.01.2023.

A light bulb in the form of a plant symbolizes sustainable ideas
Quality
Marc Osenberg

The Quality Feature Sustainability

Sustainability has long been a purchasing criterion for customers, a long-term investment and, last but not least, a decisive quality feature. What does the change mean for companies?

Deming: Four steps to quality
Quality
Maren Behrendt

Quality Has a Father: Dr. William Edwards Deming

Have you ever heard of Deming? Or perhaps of Total Quality Management (TQM)? What Dr. William Edwards Deming has to do with the TQM idea and why he is also referred to as the father of quality can be seen from his story.

Scales, laptop and judge's hammer on a desk
Quality
Maren Behrendt

Update on Supply Chain Law: Draft Available

In our blog article from October 2020, we reported on the discussions surrounding a potential supply chain law. What was still hypothetical four months ago moved a step closer to reality in the middle of February. At least in a defused form.

An employee checks a product with a caliper gauge
Quality
Maren Behrendt

What is quality? One question, many answers

Quality – a big word with many meanings. Whether Garvin, Grönroos or Donabedian: many clever people have already dealt with the questions of what quality actually is and what approaches there are to define it.

Dr. Markus Reimer in front of a bookshelf
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Dr. Markus Reimer

Quality Is Everything!

When it comes to quality, we often – all too often – tend to think in tiny dimensions. We need to increase our awareness of the impact quality has – and then act accordingly. A massive undertaking for us all, albeit one that is worthwhile!

Quality results from networking
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Benedikt Sommerhoff

Quality Comes from Networking

More of the same is not the way to improve any company’s quality capability. Instead,