CHEA 2018 Recap: A Pivotal Moment for Accreditation

Given the ever-changing regulatory landscape and the sometimes-heated discussions that take place in the media around the role of accreditation in higher education, it came as no surprise to us that the CHEA 2018 Annual Conference sought to explore and define the “new normal” for accreditation. A “new normal” can mean many things, and can…


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…


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…


A Partnership Approach to Building Accreditation Software

Accreditation is a team sport, involving the coordinated participation of stakeholders across the organization. ARMATURE applies this same spirit of collaboration to our accreditation management software product development process. We solicit feature requests from our accreditation and certification customers, and we use their innovative ideas to guide our product development. The out-of-the-box product we offer today…


A Quality Move: Introducing Nathan Lynch

When we think about quality at ARMATURE, we always consider how we can deliver the best end-to-end service we possibly can to our accreditation and manufacturing customers. Exceptional service, in our view, is grounded in listening and humility. We take the time to get to know our customers and truly understand their pain points and…


Smart Reporting Tools Help You See the Forest for the Trees

A good quality management software solution helps you see the forest for the trees–and lets the quality insights shine through. Quality leaders need to be able to zoom in and out. To capture their organization’s entire universe of quality and compliance data, and then leverage that information to spot trends and triage minor issues before they turn…


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…


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…


Nova Labs Nurtures a Love for Robotics & Manufacturing

When you first meet Marybeth Haneline, the president of Nova Labs, you can’t help but love her. Maybe it’s her enthusiasm, or the warm welcome she gives to everyone who walks through the door, or the combination of kindness and intelligence she brings to every conversation. It’s all of these things, certainly. Marybeth is a…


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…