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…


Configurable Dashboards Give Each User a Unique View

As a quality leader, how do you access the quality insights you need to make informed decisions across the enterprise? Many of the executives we talk to report that they feel overwhelmed by the volume of data available to them—they struggle to surface the insights that matter and worry about information falling through the cracks….


Total Eclipse of Anxiety: How ISO Can Calm Your Fears

Next week’s solar eclipse is all the buzz. But while most Americans are reading up on the science behind the eclipse and fixing their eyes on the sky, we here at ARMATURE are thinking about solar glasses and safety. As a company that provides quality management software to manufacturers, we take a special interest in…


How to Keep Pace with Regulatory Change in the Medical Device Industry

Compliance is a major concern shared by medical device manufacturers of all sizes. Every week, we talk to companies that struggle to keep up with the evolving regulatory landscape. Given the strict regulations and ever-increasing scrutiny at play, these companies seek a quality management software solution that can flex and adapt to regulatory changes in…


Do You Recall? Quality Management for a Fast-Paced World

We all live our lives faster than we did yesterday. And the day before. And we want to live it on our terms. Because of this, there’s an expectation among consumers that products and services should be delivered more efficiently, more cost effectively, safer, and without flaws. That’s a big ask, and whether you’re a…


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