Quality Conversations: AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology (2 of 2)

We’re back with Tim Shinbara Jr., VP of Technology for  AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Last month, ARMATURE became a member of AMT, and we jumped at the chance to interview Tim for our Quality Conversations series. In the second part of our series (read Part #1 here), Tim shares his perspective on…


Quality Conversations: The Association for Manufacturing Technology (1 of 2)

Last month, ARMATURE Solutions Corporation became a member of AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology. Our first order of business was to schedule an interview with AMT’s VP of Technology, Tim Shinbara Jr., to talk about the past, present, and future of manufacturing technology. Tim is a real expert on this topic: he started…


3 Supplier Quality Management Software Innovations

ARMATURE has a long history of building enterprise software solutions for Standards Developing Organizations and Conformity Assessment Bodies, and that experience has led to some innovations and breakthroughs that we’ve applied to our quality management software platform for manufacturers, ARMATURE Fabric™. At its core, ARMATURE Fabric is a workflow management platform that allows you to…


Quality Conversations: When Quality Takes the Lead

What role should quality professionals play in driving organizational success? What built-in advantages do quality teams have when it comes to setting the strategic agenda for the business? Mike Turner, Managing Partner of Oakland Consulting, has been pondering these questions—and many others—for years. As an experienced business consultant who specializes in bridging the gap between…


Trailblazing Women Lead the Way in Manufacturing

Technology has transformed the U.S. manufacturing landscape, bringing new ways of thinking and doing to the factory floor. If you follow manufacturing, you’ve likely heard that the industry faces a two-million-worker shortfall in the next decade due to a manufacturing skills gap, and that shortage is likely to have a significant impact on companies around…


Quality Conversations: Houston Wire & Cable

It’s not every day that we get to geek out about quality with a company that truly gets it, but that’s exactly what happened when we interviewed Houston Wire & Cable. HWC caught our attention because its commitment to quality has paid off in spades—not only is NASDAQ singing its praises, but customers have come…


Quality Conversations: Universal Polymer & Rubber

What is the state of manufacturing in America? This question has been on our minds for some time now, and after reading articles and reports on the subject, we decided to take a closer look by talking to some of the men and women on the front lines of the industry. The following interview with…


Quality Management Personnel Get a Rebrand

We were struck by Frank Armstrong’s 2016 article in Quality Digest, in which he discusses negative perceptions of quality management personnel throughout manufacturing facilities. Quality engineers are often viewed as bullies or cops, the ones who come looking for problems and stir up a lot of extra work for the suppliers and departments they audit….


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