Digitalization

Letters form the words quality, time, and price
Digitalization
Lutz Krämer

9 Arenas of Digitalization: Efficiency and Effectiveness

Today, companies all over the world have to face many challenges. Digitalization requires a major rethinking, end consumers have increasingly high expectations, and the dynamics of international markets demand efficient and effective processes. Learn why quality managers can contribute to the latter.

A gage inspects the dimensions on a drawing
Quality Management
Lena Weger

Convenient Calibration at Last – with VDI/VDE 2623

To ensure flawless products, we also need flawlessly operating equipment and gages. And in order to be able to transmit the corresponding calibration data easily, safely and conveniently, there is the guideline VDI/VDE 2623. This article reveals what exactly it is all about.

Maintenance of a machine by the employee
Quality Management
Lena Weger

What are preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance?

Maintenance is important because every successful business should place a value on keeping its assets running. But what is the best approach to maintenance planning? This article introduces the approaches of preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance.

Employees work jointly at a computer
Digitalization
Marc Osenberg

OpenAPI: One Standard – Many Possibilities

Well-documented application programming interfaces (often just called API) are a prerequisite for developing programs or applications. In this BloQ article, we would like to take a closer look at a standard for describing APIs: the OpenAPI specification.

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 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.

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 person rates a product
Digitalization
Marc Osenberg

Quality-Conscious and Well-Informed: Today’s Customer Behavior

Whereas consumers had to rely on reviews from magazines or advice from specialist retailers for what seemed like an eternity, today they have all this knowledge in their pockets. We show which factors have a significant influence on digital customer behavior.

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.

Würfel bilden das Wort Change, das zur Chance wird
Digitalization
Lutz Krämer

9 Arenas of Digitalization: Protection of Status Quo

With regard to conformity with standards, guidelines and laws, does the quality management have protection of its status quo against any changes and alterations to which other departments of the company are exposed?

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?