Standard Requirements

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Quality Management
Lena Weger

QM Knowledge: The Skip-Lot Procedure

What does the term skip-lot procedure actually mean? What lies behind this sampling procedure and why it can be useful: this article explores these questions.

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Quality
Marc Osenberg

High Level Structure: The Basis of Management System Standards

In 2022, the High Level Structure will celebrate its tenth anniversary. As the basic structure for management system standards, its uniform definitions and identical structure make it easier to apply different standards. In this BloQ article, we take a closer look at the High Level Structure and its advantages.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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?

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Quality Management
Lea-Maria Anger

ISO 9001 – No Revision in the Near Future

News from the world of standards! ISO 9001 will not be revised for the time being. This has been announced by the responsible technical committee. Details of the decision and the plan for the coming years can be found in our article.

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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.

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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.

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Babtec
Julian Dannoritzer

Quality Is Life

In order to guarantee safety as well as progress, the medical technology sector is subject to increasingly complex standards. A leading medical technology manufacturer in Tuttlingen demonstrates how to master the rising challenges.

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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.