Enterprise Quality Management Evolves

by Chad Kymal published on August 31, 2021

Enterprise quality management systems software is becoming as important as customer relationship management (CRM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) in how organizations function. It helps organizations manage their business documentation, business metrics, internal audits, corrective actions, continual improvement, policy deployment and new product development launches, including preventive tools, measurement systems analysis, total productive maintenance, statistical process control and training.

Most organizations are still trying to do it all using disparate manual and software systems. This leads to waste because of losses in system effectiveness and efficiency. These functions have to be linked within their own site and to different entities in the organization.

The enterprise quality management system restricts the focus of the software and its functionalities to actual quality management systems. Today, most organizations are working with multiple standards or methodologies, including environmental management systems, occupational health and safety systems, and Malcolm Baldrige. The enterprise quality management system of yesteryear will evolve into the enterprise integrated management system of the future.



Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.

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