Driving Compliance and Quality Through Powerful Audits and Beyond

  From AS9100 and NIST, to ISO, ANSI and beyond, it all starts with standards. ARMATURE Fabric makes it easy for you to plug in your industry standards and bring them up through different endpoints throughout the system. You can reference one or more criteria (standards and best practices) from pre-built catalogs, or add your own configurable text. Add ratings…


Are You Ready to Move Beyond the Checklist?

Audits are hard, and often far less effective than we care to admit. Why is this true, especially today when we have so many digital and technological advantages at our disposal? Thanks to advances in data science, we are now able to identify patterns, trends, issues, and opportunities in our audits. When done well, today’s…


Configurable Dashboards Give Each User a Unique View

[Editor’s Note: As 2018 winds to a close, we’re dusting off some of our most popular posts from the archives and sharing them again. Originally published in September of 2017, this post showcases the preconfigured dashboards embedded within each module/section of ARMATURE Fabric™. These dynamic dashboards provide an overview of activities and progress, and keep everyone…


How to Build Data Collection Instruments

Have you ever longed for an easier way to create audits and assessments? What if you could build your own data collection tools, disseminate them to your constituents, and track activity and progress through a flexible, highly configurable platform? What if you could “walk the talk” when it comes to continuous quality improvement, using a…


A Proactive Approach to Laboratory Audit Management

Quality leaders in the clinical laboratory space know better than anyone how essential audits are to the health of their organizations (and the stakeholders they serve). Not only do effective audits help ensure regulatory compliance, but they also provide visibility into the everyday details of your laboratories—and give you a way to troubleshoot issues before…


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…


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