Quality Management System
Quality management software (QMS) can help manufacturers measure (and therefore improve) the quality of their products and processes. This software category can refer to a broad range of applications that help manufacturers ensure quality across all supply chain activities—from design to production to distribution and eventually, service.
Some solutions on the market are created for general repetitive manufacturers, while others are designed for specialized manufacturing (e.g., pharmaceutical and biochemical manufacturers).
Common Features of Quality Management Software
The applications that can make up a quality management system aim to help manufacturers better control the four key components of quality management:
- Quality planning;
- Quality control;
- Quality assurance and
- Quality improvement.