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Why And How To Provide Flexible Work In Manufacturing

March 15, 2023

Job seekers in the manufacturing industry are increasingly interested in flexible work. Company support for work-life balance is a top factor impacting where candidates decide to accept job offers. As a result, manufacturing companies must take steps to provide flexible work to stay competitive. Filling…

Explaining FMEA & How to Perform It

January 15, 2023

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) optimizes the engineering of a process or product. Through applied knowledge and experience, professionals review the design of the process or product and assess the potential for failure mode. Businesses can resolve potential issues uncovered. This elevates the quality…

Automotive Industry Quality Management Advice

September 15, 2022

Quality management in the automotive industry encompasses all aspects of doing business. This includes regularly making quality checks to ensure the products meet safety standards, prototype specifications, and other requirements before distributing a product. Prioritizing quality management increases drivers’ and passengers’ safety and satisfaction. It…

The Value of Digital Traceability in Manufacturing

April 26, 2019

  Traceability data is the digital record of all events that have occurred and have had an effect on a product. Like a video-tape, data is gathered throughout the life cycle of production, recording materials added, tools used, process steps executed, test results and readings….

Misconceptions of Manufacturing Project Management

January 31, 2019

Manufacturing project management assists organizations to create better production plans, control production processes, manage risks and measure and quantify success. The term project management creates assumptions due to its vagueness. There are countless intricacies and details to work through before a consumer can receive a…

Quality is More Than Creating a Good Product

October 30, 2018

Quality has been defined as fitness for use, conformance to requirements, and the pursuit of excellence. Even though the concept of quality has existed for some time, the study and definition of quality have been given prominence only in the last century. 1920s: quality control….

Soft Skills in the Quality Industry

October 01, 2018

Quality professionals need strong interpersonal skills. Without a doubt, quality professionals are expected to be well versed in technical skills. Proficiency with the various quality tools and techniques is paramount for the quality professional to lead their organization to performance excellence. In the current environment,…

Why Automotive Industry Needs Enterprise Resource Planning

September 28, 2018

Thanks to smartphone integration, one could be checking the latest traffic on an in-dash screen and the next, the car could be forced to stop as the automatic braking system kicks in. Such upgrades are doing much more than making lives safer, more convenient, and…

Stop By and Visit SQ Group in Novi, Michigan

September 04, 2018

The 2018 AIAG Quality Summit is September 18-19, 2018. In addition to phenomenal keynote speakers, the event will also feature a major AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook update as well as an IATF OEM session where they will discuss their customer specific plans for suppliers who do…

Optimizing Resources

August 23, 2018

Resource management is the process by which businesses manage their various resources effectively. Those resources can be intangible (people and time) and tangible (equipment, materials, and finances). The right resource management plan can help eliminate common problems, such as a lack of visibility of who is doing…