Problemy Jakości (Quality Problems) 2020/07

  • Components of the industrial revolution 4.0
    The 21st century brings many changes to the entire global economy, in all areas of the functioning of organizations, societies and people. The fourth industrial revolution is generating changes due to the digital transformation of industry, which is based on intelligent machines and ubiquitous digitization. Industry 4.0 is the unification of the real world of production machines with the virtual world of the Internet and information technology. The aim of the article is to indicate the essence and components of the fourth industrial revolution, to show the growing interest in solutions undertaken in Industry 4.0 in the light of publications in the WoS and Google Scholar databases, and to indicate the consequences of Revolution 4.0 and the dilemmas associated with it. An important goal is also to highlight the distinctive features of Civilization 5.0 in superintelligent Society 5.0. The research method is the analysis of the available literature, own research and inference. The conducted research and analyzes show the following conclusions: the ability to manage changes within Industry 4.0 becomes a fundamental knowledge-based competence, the quality of devices used in digitization processes must systematically increase, organizations must solve technical, economic, social, cultural and ethical problems, which will increase as Civilization 4.0 develops and Civilization 5.0 is created.
  • Connectivism in theoretical and practical terms - the results of own research
    Due to the dynamic changes taking place in the area of computer technologies and the Internet, and thus in the learning process, an attempt was made to learn about the knowledge and opinions of students on connective learning and to use it in the education process, which is the aim of the article. The article is based on a literature review in the field of the theory of the learning process and presents the results of a survey conducted with the use of a questionnaire among 338 first-degree students of Economics, Logistics, Management and Economic Analytics of the Faculty of Economics of UMCS.
  • Building a quality brand in the TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) implementation process - step one
    Building a personal brand has been a popular topic lately. It is said that time invested in personal development and building your authority brings tangible benefits. It is important for TPM that the quality departments are an example of a strong personal brand, that they are an influential participant in the factory life, by working closely with the production, maintenance and other support departments. In the previous article, I presented the role of the quality department in building solid foundations for TPM. Foundations that enable the collection and analysis of qualitative data from production processes, involvement in solving problems, promoting this knowledge in the organization, as well as real commitment and freeing yourself from the silo way of thinking. This time, I will focus on the involvement of "quality people" in the first step of TPM implementation. The first step is a very important stage, and the success of TPM implementation depends to a large extent on its course. Why? Since it engages all employees - production and non-production, it opens eyes to what has so far gone unnoticed, and of course is a stage in which the quality department can prove itself. How? These are the four main activities of the quality department. 1. Building a fault catalog When I ask operators how they register faults and irregularities, I often hear the following answer: "We register every failure and downtime of a machine in our computer system." But a failure is not a malfunction. Malfunctions occur earlier, often much earlier. A defect is such an abnormality when the machine is running but in an inappropriate manner. Defects include vibrations, whistling, crackling, vibrations, unusual noises, but also scratches, rust, excess lubricant, peeling markings and many, many more.
  • Green business process management
  • Report from the on-line seminar "Quality Management"
    On June 9, 2020, the on-line seminar "Quality Management" was held, organized by the Department of Management Process at the University of Economics in Krakow, as well as the Department of Quality and Environmental Management at the University of Economics in Wroclaw. The patronage over this event was taken by the Polish ISO 9000 Forum and the monthly "Problems of Quality". The seminar consisted of two parts. The first was a panel discussion, and the second included four scientific papers.

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