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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Quality Management Startups out of 339
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 339 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 quality management startups impacting manufacturing companies that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 334 quality management solutions for manufacturing, get in touch.
Qualityze connects Quality Management Processes
The trail of documents that nonconformity or production line defects generate takes days to process. Deriving actionable insights from them takes even longer. Though companies are migrating to digital documents, these scattered sheets and presentations are inefficient for timely decision-making. The ever-decreasing takt times further mean that even short line stoppages cause considerable production losses. That is why startups develop quality management software that streamlines the investigation and decision-making related to quality.
Qualityze is a US-based startup providing cloud-based software that integrates all aspects of the quality management system (QMS). The Qualityze EQMS Suite is built on the Salesforce platform and helps manufacturers improve product quality and achieve regulatory compliance. The software increases collaboration by allowing all employees to simultaneously work on shared documents and apps. This helps managers follow colleagues and records to receive and provide critical updates in real-time, in addition to reducing quality-related losses.
Quikec enables Accurate Measurements
The efficient logging of measurements is critical in quality management systems. Most quality inspectors today use spreadsheets or handwritten papers to record inspection data. This leaves them without a system for using the data or generating insights. Moreover, different inspectors along the production line collect measurements in varying formats, costing the supervisor valuable time. Startups develop smart measurement devices and platforms to systemize measurement processes.
Chinese startup Quikec provides software and hardware solutions that enable inspectors to efficiently collect data. The startup’s patented QuikMeasure solution is a digital ruler that captures measurement data and transfers it in real-time. The AI-powered QuikQuality cloud system then analyzes all inspection data and provides the risk indication of defects to minimize the impact on production. The software resolves quality issues in a timely manner, thus, reducing the production loss due to quality issues.
Triple Tree provides an Escalation Mechanism
Communications among the various stakeholders of a QMS are critical to its success. Any quality issue that arises needs to be escalated to the concerned stakeholder. Today’s methods of manual mail notification greatly reduce the efficiency of these communications. If an inspector detects a quality issue, an efficient communication system is required to convey it to the quality supervisor, production supervisor, and to the higher management, to resolve issues in time. Startups are utilizing developments in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to set up fast and reliable escalation mechanisms.
Triple Tree is a startup based in Pakistan that supports efficient communications in the quality management system. The startup offers software modules tailored to meet the needs of the textile manufacturing industry. The startup’s Quality On-Demand Application (QUONDA) provides real-time data collection, reporting, and analytics for conducting audits and inspections. The software also has smart IoT integrations to check measurement and color conformity. Further, the Quality Management Improvement Program (QMIP) platform raises failure alerts and notifications in the event of quality lapses and alerts the concerned stakeholders.
Inden integrates the Quality Assurance Processes
For an efficient quality management system, all quality assurance processes require regular monitoring. Each process adds value to the QMS, but a single process on its own cannot ensure a zero-defect production unit. Moreover, every process needs to be combined so that quality checks, inspections, or audits for products adhere to pre-defined steps. Startups are developing quality management solutions that integrate all aspects of quality assurance.
Slovenian startup Inden develops software solutions that help end-users efficiently manage their QMS. The system is based on Deming’s principles that focus on continuous improvement. Accordingly, the system works on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle to ensure effective corrective actions. Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) is also integrated into the software and, together with statistical process control (SPC) analysis, complaint management, and supplier evaluation modules, the startup provides manufacturing quality intelligence.
Omnae improves Supplier Collaboration
Supplier defects are a major cause of quality issues. Companies realize that supplier performance monitoring is necessary to prevent production losses. A clear model of communication between suppliers and design teams is essential to ensure correct specifications of supplied parts and immediate conveyance of quality non-compliance. So startups are developing software solutions to help manufacturing companies have a smooth exchange of specifications and feedback with their suppliers.
Omnae is a Canadian startup that helps manufacturing companies collaborate efficiently with their vendors. The solution offer a non-conformance reporting module that helps track and manage root causes for non-conformances. Omnae also maintains a vendor scorecard that tracks the performance of vendor relationships over time to take informed decisions and communicate strategy. The software utilizes the Microsoft Azure cloud services to protect fully encrypted data and communications.
Discover more Manufacturing Startups
Manufacturing startups, such as the examples highlighted in this report, focus on process integration and optimization, as well as communications and collaboration. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing manufacturing quality management, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more manufacturing technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Manufacturing Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.