Audit Management Software Built for Online & Offline Use

Our 17+ years of experience building audit management software has taught us that quality knows no bounds: a quality audit can happen deep inside a mine, around sensitive laboratory equipment, at a nuclear plant, or even on a hot air balloon. As an auditor, you won’t always have online access when you’re conducting a site…


Supplier Quality Management in the Age of Globalization

Today’s manufacturers rely on an ever-increasing network of international suppliers to produce their goods. While there are certainly advantages to reaching beyond national borders, there are challenges to globalization that place a strain on quality inspectors: bribery, corruption, and cultural differences, to name a few. A supplier may accuse an inspector of being too harsh,…


ARMATURE Debuts Supplier Quality Management Software @ ASQ

  Last week was an exciting week for our team, as we flew down to beautiful Charlotte, NC to exhibit at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement. After hobnobbing with the fun folks at Crayola, Honda, Accenture, and so many other standout brands, we can say with confidence that the future of quality is…


3 Common Supplier Quality Management Challenges, Solved by Our Software

We love to talk quality. Over the past several years, we’ve spoken with countless quality leaders who all say the same thing: they face challenges related to data, disparate systems, and organizational culture. ARMATURE’s supplier quality management software is designed to solve these common problems in a way that’s seamless and intuitive—so you can manage…


ARMATURE Software Insights from a Former Accreditor

Megan Seid knows accreditation. Before she joined ARMATURE in September of 2016, she worked as an Accreditation and Reaccreditation Specialist for the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), where she processed approximately 200 accreditation applications and 500 reaccreditation applications (not to mention countless phone calls and emails) per year. Now she works as a Support Administrator…


Science is Alive & Well @ DC STEM Fair 2017

ARMATURE Senior Architects Hari Pachuveetil & Cat Fletcher Support STEM in Our Community This past Saturday morning, while many of us were either sleeping in or lingering over our morning coffee, two of ARMATURE’s senior architects woke up at the crack of dawn to serve as judges in the DC STEM Fair. The Secondary STEM…


Writing Code & Spinning Yarns: A Rare Woman in Tech

ARMATURE senior developer Shawnea Carter lives at the intersection of knitting & coding. Across the country and around the world, there’s a dearth of women in tech. Not here. ARMATURE’s development team is comprised of 50 percent women, and they do powerful and brilliant things with code on a daily basis. One of our senior software…


Flexible, Strong & Built-to-Last: Our QMS Software

ARMATURE’s supplier quality management solution flexes to fit your quality needs Each enterprise has its own way of managing quality, which is why the supplier quality management software you choose needs to be flexible enough to mold to your processes, even as they change over time. ARMATURE hits the sweet spot that most organizations fall into:…


Quality Management Personnel Get a Rebrand

We were struck by Frank Armstrong’s 2016 article in Quality Digest, in which he discusses negative perceptions of quality management personnel throughout manufacturing facilities. Quality engineers are often viewed as bullies or cops, the ones who come looking for problems and stir up a lot of extra work for the suppliers and departments they audit….


CHEA’s 2017 Annual Conference: A Summary in Tweets

When it comes time to reflect on a conference as chock-full of information and insights as last week’s CHEA 2017 Annual Conference, Twitter sure comes in handy. Like many others, we tweeted throughout the two-day gathering, and our tweets captured the highlights as they occurred. Here are some of the tweets, themes, and takeaways that…