How ARMATURE Supports Organizational Excellence

When it comes to predicting the future, you have some options: crystal balls, tea leaves, the lines on your palm. But if you’re a business executive who’s been tasked with setting the strategic agenda for your organization, you might prefer an approach that’s a bit more proven and practical. That’s where the Organizational Excellence Framework…


Quality Conversations: Organizational Excellence Specialists

What are excellence models, and how can organizations use them to drive quality and boost performance? Dawn Ringrose, Principal of Organizational Excellence Specialists, is an expert on excellence models—and a big believer in their benefits. Since 1984, Dawn has been helping organizations across the public, private, and non-profit sectors fine-tune their culture and operations to…


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…


On the Path to Quality 4.0: ASQ WCQI 2018 Recap

From Quality 4.0 to the 5 Second Rule, this year’s ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement was packed with ideas and insights. The “Innovation of YOU” conference theme ties neatly into ARMATURE’s values and had us clamoring to attend as many sessions as possible. Our team was proud to be part of the exhibition,…


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…


Quality Conversations: The QMS Software Buyer’s Perspective

With their ears to the ground and their fingers on the pulse, the ARMATURE sales team is a treasure trove of insights when it comes to understanding today’s quality buyers. Our team spends their days engrossed in conversations with quality leaders, seeking to learn more about their compliance challenges, process nuances, and software needs. We…


Quality Conversations: The Chartered Quality Institute

  Here at ARMATURE, we love having quality conversations. We take every opportunity to learn about quality and we don’t shy away from the big questions: What challenges do you face as a quality professional? What are your proudest quality management moments? What lessons do you have to share with the community? And what does…


Measuring Innovation @ The Quality Show

Last week’s Quality Show showcased a dazzling array of manufacturing innovations and demonstrated, once and for all, that the future of the industry is bright and full of potential. The ARMATURE team attended the show to learn about the latest developments in manufacturing; we have a fundamental belief that the power of technology can transform the…


Kobe Steel Tarnishes Its Reputation by Falsifying Quality Data

Manufacturers around the world are reeling this week, as Kobe Steel admits to falsifying data about its aluminum and copper quality. The story is still unfolding, but the company confirms that employees at four of its factories altered inspection certificates from September 2016 to August 2017 to make it look as though their metals met customer…


ARMATURE is Proud to Support Manufacturing Day 2017!

Manufacturing has come a long way since Lucy. Today’s manufacturers are some of the biggest innovators around. Due in part to exciting developments in 3D printing, CAD design, and IIoT, shop floors and factories have become places of high-tech wonder, where creative thinking and precise doing combine to reimagine what’s possible. There is no better time…


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