05. Oct 2021

Whitepaper series

Quality 2030 – Where is the journey heading?

Quality Austria, scientists of the Institute for Integrated Quality Design, experts and visionaries from various Austrian organizations started an exciting expedition into the future in 2018. The goal was to identify and critically question those developments that will influence future quality requirements (Quality 2030). Additionally, possible ways how affected organizations could deal with these developments were to be explored.

The result of open foresight workshops, keynote speeches, trend reports and a qualitative survey is the trend map "Quality 2030" including in-depth analyses of eight sub-themes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many of these trends: whether sustainability, digitalization or agile working. Our current whitepaper series, written by expert teams, provides you with a compact overview of the most essential findings for your daily practice.

Successfully implementing
a circular economy

Circular economy plays a key role in achieving climate targets, as a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the extraction and reprocessing of primary raw materials. This new whitepaper presents six central solution approaches for the successful implementation of a circular economy.

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The shifting role of certifications

The accredited certification of management systems has evolved into an integral component of our economy. In particular, the introduction of the same basic structure (Annex SL / High Level Structure) enables organizations to establish an integrated management system focused on achieving the organization’s objectives. In this whitepaper, experts examined the role that certifications will play going forward.

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Contradictions in the concept of quality

Our world and our value system are constantly changing and evolving – and so is our understanding of quality and the concept of quality itself. What does this mean for contemporary quality management? What contradictory developments are there and what awaits us in both the B2B and B2C sectors? The whitepaper provides solutions to these and many other interesting questions!

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Purpose: living on the inside,
what is written on the outside

Why does our company exist and how can we contribute to making the world a little bit better? The "purpose" of an organization explains the meaning, the "why?" of entrepreneurial existence and goes far beyond the empty phrases on company websites. The whitepaper is dedicated to the topic of "purpose" and provides tips on how organizations can master the path to purpose-driven work.

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Digital transformation

Smart products, digital technologies and unprecedented connectivity: with every increase in digitalization, new processes, business areas and workflows emerge. It is evident that this has an impact on quality concepts. How can quality be ensured even in the age of Industry 4.0?

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And suddenly everything was different

We all know how quickly certain situations can change. Only those who react flexibly and agilely to current circumstances can withstand almost daily changing conditions. Commitment, courage and openness must be lived in an organization by managers and employees alike – find out how you can adapt your mindset in the direction of agility in our whitepaper.

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News & Events

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08. Feb 2023

New International training program 2023

Start your next career adventure!

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10. Jan 2023

QMD Services obtains designation as a Notified Body for in vitro diagnostic devices

Milestone for the Medical Device Industry

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03. Jan 2023

Christian Matzku (50) takes over the Management of “Sales Steering” at Quality Austria

Sales professional starts at certification organization

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14. Oct 2022

The new EU Guideline on the implemen­tation of Food Safety Management Systems published

New developments for Food Businesses

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05. Oct 2022

What’s in for an Assessor?

Experience report from Mario Mauracher

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16. Sep 2022

New cooperation with ENFIT for highest standards

HQF Certification in supply chains acc. to the ENFIT Standard

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08. Aug 2022

The Many Uses of Lean Six Sigma

Guest article by Mischa Lucyshyn

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26. Jul 2022

Ransomware & other potential threat scenarios

07. Jul 2022

Building up Competency as Change Management

Continual Improvement Process

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07. Jun 2022

The five stumbling blocks you should dodge on your way to a management system

Mind the step!

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16. May 2022

25th anniversary of successful cooperation in certification

Alkaloid celebrates 25 years of successful cooperation

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03. May 2022

IFS Food Version 8 – first DRAFT version published

What changes and new features are coming

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