Quality Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2018

2017 was seen as a challenge for quality control — many manufacturers were hit with changes in standards and compliance processes, and as a result, found themselves behind the proverbial eight-ball when it came time to update their systems. That said, however, 2017 provided these companies an opportunity to rethink their processes, so they could move forward into 2018 and beyond with improved software and leadership support.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at the different trends in quality management — specifically, in the field of quality management software — in 2018 and beyond.

Quality Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2018

Quality management in general and quality management in manufacturing, in particular, has changed completely in 2018. Let’s take a look at a few of the many trends that we’ve seen on the rise in 2018, and what we can expect to see going forward.

1. Quality is omnipresent. Quality is not just something that’s a requisite in manufacturing — it’s a requisite in every industry in the United States today. However, when it comes to manufacturing, quality has taken precedence over quantity. No longer is it about churning out products at a massive rate — now, companies are preferring to put out their best product, even if it means less in quantity.

2. The implementation of quality processes is tantamount to everything else. Quality is also now seen as a ‘strategic’ tool, with sustainability and quality management being deployed using various tools & techniques.

Quality Management Trends in Manufacturing Software

So, what can we expect to see in quality management trends in manufacturing software?
1. Cloud computing adoption continues to be on the rise. This is especially true amongst so-called “early adopters” of the technology.
2. The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken on a more “industry-specific” model, or, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
3. Mobility will continue to rise, as users continue to shift to their “smartphones” and other mobile devices to access data.
4. Big data becomes an opportunity, as companies begin to look to hire on analysts to process the “big data” that comes in through various sources.
5. Enterprise quality management software (EQMS), such as the one offered at ProdSmart, will give you the tools you need to unite each of these technology trends.

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