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6 Best Practices on Managing Quality

A well-run Quality Management Systems (QMS) brings the entire company together to solve problems, standardize processes and meet the demands of customers and regulatory agencies. Moreover, the quality process can become the cornerstone of your company, making you a creative design leader.

In this whitepaper, Arena highlights best practices for and benefits of managing quality as an integrated part of your manufacturing business. We'll uncover the importance of using quality processes to build a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Avoid the High Cost of Quality Failure

In today's social media world, news of a negative product review on the web can be spread around the globe before your damage-control team gets their boots on; because of this, manufacturers are focused now more than ever on preventing quality issues from shipping to market.

The ability to proactively monitor errors and predict failures with enterprise-wide visibility is only possible with a holistic approach to quality. Unfortunately, precious few companies have aligned supply chain stakeholders, manufacturing processes and solution capabilities to achieve this deeply embedded 'best practices' level of standards.

In this quality whitepaper, Arena highlights the pertinent best practices and benefits of managing quality as an integrated part of your business to build a culture of collaboration and innovation.


PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality

It is well known in the medical device industry that the success of a company is driven by its ability to bring innovative, cost-effective products to market quickly. And, in today's global medical device market, proactive strategies are needed to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements in global markets. As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies have embraced the concept of total product life cycle (TPLC) management, it has become the gold standard for guiding a medical device from concept to completion.
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Providing a Superior Foundation for Your Corporate Quality System

FDA regulated companies must establish quality systems for compliance. Most quality management systems (QMS) were developed to help comply with regulations with a sole focus on automating the paper-based processes around quality.

However, product companies soon realize that document-centric QMS systems fail to capture the comprehensive product record. Medical devices that are comprised of mechanical, electrical, software, assembly and test procedures, and other documentation necessary to design, produce, and improve innovative products require a more comprehensive solution.

Arena's Bill of Material (BOM) based approach enables medical device companies of all sizes to optimize quality management in the context of managing the entire product record. Arena BOMs link to CAPA, engineering changes, and other product-driven processes. In this way, Arena maintains easily audited electronic Device Master Records (DMRs) and Design History Files (DHFs). has QMS capabilities. So, how do you do you know which system is best for you and your company?

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