The globalisation of markets, the emergence of new technologies and the challenges of the green and digital transition have placed greater demands on companies, in which the Quality area is increasingly playing a crucial role in their competitiveness.
In fact, the evolution of new management systems in companies and their introduction into production processes has been transforming traditional industry, taking it to a new level of organisational development, in which the concept of Quality 4.0 is gaining greater prominence and importance.
In this context, and although Quality 4.0 is still a recent term (stemming from the definition of Industry 4.0 – the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution), for several years now, ETMA has been investing in the digitalisation of Quality, through its own Quality Department and the subsequent adoption and creation of digital tools that can have an impact on the company’s technology, processes and people.
At ETMA, digitalisation is the way forward, both for working methods and processes and for quality control, in an effort to increase efficiency, profitability and competitiveness. This is reflected, for example, in:
- Improving productivity – considering that more efficient processes, with fewer resources, result in greater and better production, ETMA is creating the conditions to encourage the continuous improvement of its processes;
- Reducing costs – through a well-implemented Quality approach that helps reduce operating costs, ETMA is also minimising errors, rework and wasted resources;
- Innovation – the incessant search for „zero error“ undoubtedly leads to innovation in processes and products, as well as the adoption of new technologies (be they equipment, machines or software, many of them unique and tailored to the needs of ETMA and its customers).
In summary, for ETMA, Quality is a critical factor in its competitiveness, as it involves identifying and maximising its capacities and resources. A path that requires strategy, innovation, efficiency, effectiveness and a mindset of continuous improvement, and which is reflected, for example, in the following articles: