Total quality management

There is a high cost for poor quality. For years now, companies have been implementing QMS’s and processes as a structured way of delivering better products by documenting information and focusing on tools like Quality Functional Deployment (QFD) and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). Why are companies still struggling with quality issues?

One main reason is that today’s vast majority of quality and compliance practices are primarily reactive to issues in the product development process.

Quality management must become a pervasive, holistic, enterprise-wide endeavor — it needs to become total. Teams need to come together on a single innovation platform to predict, manage, and meet new product development challenges that allow manufacturers to design in quality and compliance from the start.