Quality Processes

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.

A graphic illustrates the cycle of the 5S method
Quality Management
Maren Behrendt

5S Method for More Order in the Workplace

Hand on heart: Is your workplace tidy? Do you always know immediately where which item is? In this article, we will introduce you to the 5S method, which, when applied correctly, makes workplaces look like new in the long run.

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!

Wooden blocks with the letters "ISO" under a magnifying glass
Quality Management
Benedikt Sommerhoff

No Revision of ISO 9001. A Statement by Benedikt Sommerhoff

ISO 9001 will not be revised. We asked Benedikt Sommerhoff of the German Society for Quality what he thinks of this decision and what it means for companies. In the article, he reveals what change he would have considered sensible and how organizations could save resources in their quality work.

A diver in front of an ISO9001 lettering
Quality Management
Dr. Markus Reimer

ISO 9001:XY? – A Dive with Four Tips

No revision of ISO 9001 – but still a lot to do! Join our guest author Dr. Markus Reimer on a dive and discover the treasures that ISO 9001:2015 still has to offer.

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.

Wooden blocks with the inscription "Kaizen"
Quality Management
Maren Behrendt

The Kaizen Principle: Tried and Tested, Yet with Its Pulse on the Times

Many methods from quality management find their origin in Japanese philosophies: so does the Kaizen principle. What sounds at first like a beautifully designed garden with bonsai trees is actually a philosophy from which various practical methods for QM have emerged.

Three wooden blocks with the letters TQM
Quality Management
Maren Behrendt

Total Quality Management (TQM) – A Practicable Philosophy

T, Q and M: three letters that in combination result in a long history, a deep meaning and great relevance in the present and the future. Read here about the philosophy behind the term “Total Quality Management”.

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?

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.

Gears are joined together and form a whole
Quality Management
Marc Osenberg

Systematic Risk Analysis with FMEA

When planning products and processes, it is particularly important to identify and evaluate risks at an early stage in order to avoid errors in advance. In quality management, one method makes a particular contribution to this – FMEA.

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?

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.

Babtec employees discuss in the green meeting room.
Quality Management
Lea-Maria Anger

Quality for Future

Ecological sustainability without quality? No way! Experts from science and practice will tell you why quality management and environmental protection are so closely intertwined.

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!