Quality

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Navigation system in the car that shows the way to quality
Quality Management
Maren Behrendt

Quality Management and Quality Assurance – What’s the Difference?

Managing and ensuring quality – both sounds important. And they are. But what exactly is the difference between the two areas of responsibility and what is the relationship between them? The terms quality management and quality assurance are often equated and used synonymously. But that is not quite right.

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.

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.

5 figures made of paper holding hands
Quality Management
Lutz Krämer

Braving Sustainability

What will happen to sustainability in the days after the pandemic? Will we pick up where we left off before the crisis, once we return to our offices after working from home? After all, when it comes to the challenges of global warming and the necessity of handling earth’s resources fairly, nothing has changed.

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.