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….


Case Study: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

For an organization like the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), qualities such as precision and accuracy are baked into the culture, and a desire for efficiency is part of the DNA. Businesses and regulators around the world rely on the ASME Mark as it signifies their commitment to public safety and quality. Given the…


ASPA Fall Conference 2017: A Summary in Tweets

Accreditation matters. That’s the phrase that keeps running through our heads as we sit down to reflect on the ASPA Fall Conference we attended earlier this week. We always love going to ASPA events, as they give us the opportunity to connect with our customers and friends in the accreditation community while taking deep dives…


Past, Present & Future: A Commitment to Accreditation

ARMATURE has been building software for the accreditation community for more than 15 years, and as you can imagine, we’ve changed a lot in that time. We’ve changed names, moved offices, and updated our product and tech stack countless times to stay ahead of the curve. One constant, though, is our CEO Dave McTaggart. In…


How to Track & Manage Accreditation Non-Conformances

Accreditors, the world needs you now more than ever before. We live in an age of hypervisibility, where any mistake an organization makes is immediately amplified on social media and can have a significant impact on its reputation. The work you do to create and enforce quality standards helps prevent these PR disasters from happening,…


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…