WIT Press


On-line Quality Management Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930501

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,218 kb

Author(s)

P. Short

Abstract

This paper describes how IBM in the United Kingdom has successfully used its own technology to build an on-line Quality Management System. This system is used to store or reference all documentation needed to demonstrate compliance with ISO9000 and TickIT as a soft-copy 'Quality Manual', as well as forming the basis of our Total Quality Management efforts. QMS software developed in the United Kingdom has now been installed by IBM locations world-wide as part of the Corporation's efforts to have all manufacturing and development sites certified to ISO9000 by the end of 1992. Since 1984, three major QMS systems have been implemented around the UK, devel- oped to suit the unique needs of the different environments of manufacturing, develop- ment and marketing & services. From these systems we have developed a single system capable of being customised to suit all needs, with varia

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