Understanding how technology can support manufacturing quality improvement initiatives

In this podcast, learn what role the IT team plays in quality improvement, what types of software can be used for quality improvement initiatives and how technology can reduce or eliminate error rates.

Quality improvement missions inside manufacturing plants have historically revolved around processes. However, manufacturing IT managers are now turning to software applications to support quality improvement initiatives.

Once the target for quality improvement reaches the enterprise or supply chain level, then the quality improvement initiative needs to be implemented across multiple sites. At this point, the challenge escalates to making those quality processes repeatable.

In this podcast, industry analyst Simon Jacobson of AMR Research explains:

  • What role the IT team plays in quality improvement;
  • What types of software can be used for quality improvement initiatives;
  • How technology can reduce or eliminate error rates; and
  • What the best starting point is for a quality improvement initiative

  Understanding how technology can support manufacturing quality improvement initiatives  

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Learn how technology can support manufacturing quality improvement initiatives.

About the speaker: Simon Jacobson is Research Director at AMR Research. As a member of AMR Research's Engineering and Manufacturing Operations team, Simon examines how manufacturers apply IT within the local production environment and across the entire product supply network. He researches, and works closely with clients on, current and future manufacturing architectures, measurement strategies, and technology best practices across the manufacturing industries that AMR Research serves.

To learn more about AMR, visit www.amrresearch.com.

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This was first published in November 2009

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