Collaboration

Cover Q.Magazine 2021
Babtec
Marc Osenberg

Q.Magazine 2021/22: Exciting News from the World of Quality

Finally, the time has come again: the new Q.Magazine 2021/22 is here. Our annual industry magazine once again offers a wide range of technical articles, case studies and the latest highlights of our Babtec software. Take a look right now!

A factory consisting of plants
Quality
Lutz Krämer

Sustainability and Quality – a Symbiosis?

What role does sustainability play in modern quality management? Read why the concept of quality should be rethought in order to meet the requirements of sustainable products and processes.

Green office building
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.

A man uses the Internet of Things to control processes in the factory
Digitalization
Marc Osenberg

Internet of Things: A Different Form of Collaboration

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes an infrastructure that allows virtual and physical objects to function in a network. Read this BloQ article to find out what exactly this means and whether this somewhat different form of collaboration also has an impact on quality management.

Employees work in the factory of WILD
Babtec
Emmerich Kriegl

Smart Collaboration in the Cloud

Close networking with suppliers in the supply network requires adequate digital tools. In this case study, the WILD GmbH reports on its experiences with the cloud-based platform BabtecQube.

Scales, laptop and judge's hammer on a desk
Popular Articles
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.

Team uses sticky notes for failure analysis
Quality Management
Maren Behrendt

The Ishikawa Diagram – A Quality Tool for Failure Analysis

Failure analysis in quality management is essential to achieve high quality – Kaoru Ishikawa already recognized this in the early 1940s. To this day, the Ishikawa diagram he developed is therefore part of the seven quality tools for failure analysis in QM.

Cloud technologies: a laptop connected to a cloud
Digitalization
Lea-Maria Anger

Cloud Technologies: When the Way to the Cloud Makes Sense

So which is more secure: cloud technologies or locally installed software? Since the hacker attack on Microsoft’s on-premises software “Exchange Server”, our previous beliefs about security in IT seem to have been turned upside down. We get to the bottom of this question!

A metal product is milled out
Digitalization
Lutz Krämer

9 Arenas of Digitalization: Complex Products

As end consumers, we want one thing above all: products that fulfill the promised purpose, are of better quality than those of the competition and, ideally, are also inexpensive. To make it easier and easier for the consumer, however, it is becoming more and more difficult for the manufacturing company.

Two persons are reaching hands
Babtec
Thomas Mandroschek

Understanding Supplier Management as Relationship Management

Eickhoff Maschinenbau GmbH knows that supplier management plays a key role when it comes to working efficiently and delivering high-quality products. With the aid of a cloud-based platform, the company was able to take its close cooperation and excellent relationship with its suppliers to the next level.

Traffic cones on a keyboard symbolize that there is still a lot to do in terms of digitalization.
Digitalization
Lea-Maria Anger

7 Common Errors in Digitalization during Corona

VPN problems, security gaps, overburdened employees – digitalization can be a tricky business. Especially in the current push of digital transformation, triggered by Covid-19, things can go wrong in the rush.

Interview with our head of HR Dagmar Henkel
Babtec
Lea-Maria Anger

How New Work and the Pandemic Change Our Working World

We spoke with Dagmar Henkel, a long-standing HR executive and head of HR at Babtec since 2019, about the opportunities and tasks that companies now expect in terms of meaningfulness, leadership and corporate culture.

A man processes digital quality tasks with a tablet
Digitalization
Lutz Krämer

9 Arenas of Digitalization

Digitalization creates completely new tasks and requirements – also in quality management. In this article, Lutz Krämer explains which nine arenas determine the daily work of a quality manager.

Dr. Markus Reimer in front of a bookshelf
Quality
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!

Networking across the globe
Digitalization
Marc Osenberg

Brave New VUCA World?

I often read or hear that today we live in a VUCA world: a world without fixed rules, where basically anything is possible. But what does that actually mean – for us, the economy and our processes?

Quality results from networking
Quality
Benedikt Sommerhoff

Quality Comes from Networking

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