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IoE Benchmarking Tool Coming in 2021 for ASQE Organizational Members

The results from ASQE’s Insights on Excellence (IoE) Benchmarking Data Set allows ASQE to bring real-world metrics and quality insights to both ASQE and ASQ members. This foundational data set has established a maturity model of performance levels, based on eight categories of criteria: Operations, Voice of the Customer (VOC), Workforce, Leadership, Strategy, Technology, Measurements & Results, and Barriers & Disruptors. ASQE's new Organizational Membership levels focus on the leading benefit of IoE, as well as new means to engage with the quality community and resources. Explore more about IoE and the Organizational Membership benefits below.

2020 ASQE INSIGHTS ON EXCELLENCE Automotive Industry REPORT

2020 Insights on Excellence Category Report Cover 

“There is nothing like the Automotive Industry – hundreds of thousands of parts arrive from all over the world to a particular assembly plant, and they are put together by thousands of people inside that plant. Engineering and sourcing of supplier parts are done on a global scale, with various technologies converging to combine different commodities – from metals to microchips to leather to glass. This incredibly complex network comes together to produce a vehicle coming off the line in less than one a minute.”

On behalf of the quality professional community, ASQE is excited to bring you the 2020 Insights on Excellence (IoE) Automotive Industry Report. The data in this report was collected by survey to establish a foundational data set that examines how quality initiatives are progressing in the digital era, based on the views and experiences of 1,036 executives and quality professionals from global enterprises across a variety of industries, with the full data represented in the 2020 IoE Category Report.

This report drills down on the responses from the 102 survey respondents who work in the automotive industry, including manufacturers, with 29% of participants from companies based in Europe, 27% based in the Asia-Pacific region, 28% based in North America, and 15% in other regions around the world. 58% of respondents are C-suite executives or vice presidents, and 42% are quality professionals. In addition, 44% are directly responsible for ensuring and promoting service and/or product quality. Half report the scope of their responsibilities extends across their organization (51%) – and in some cases globally (11%). The report identifies emerging trends across the eight IoE categories:

  • Operations
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Workforce
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Measurements & Results
  • Barriers & Disruptors 

The goal of this Automotive Industry report is to deliver actionable guidance to quality professionals and executives within the industry to pursue best practices in organizational excellence and operational performance year over year. With the many challenges facing the current and future global economy, the need for industry-specific insights and guidance within the quality profession is even more crucial to compete and succeed.


Insights on Excellence Maturity Model
2021 revision of 2020 dataset overall and category level distribution.

About IoE

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The leading benefits of ASQE Organizational Membership are the Insights on Excellence (IoE) Benchmarking tool and annual research, providing organizations of all sizes with resources to further their pursuit of performance excellence. Forbes Insights and ASQE are proud to partner in the development of this innovative ASQE members-only tool to provide year-over-year measurement and research. Each year, this research drives member-only engagement, events, and tools to make better informed business decisions and define a pathway to improve performance year over year. Key findings of this benchmarking survey will be included in “ASQE Insights on Excellence Report” which will be published annually, beginning in Q4 of 2020.


Organizational Benefits

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ASQExcellence (ASQE) was founded in January 2020 as a trade association to set the standard for quality-driven offerings and insights worldwide, empowering the organizations it serves to achieve excellence. ASQ and ASQE are independent, yet complementary, organizations that share a mission of bringing value and quality solutions to individuals and organizations. ASQ has individuals as members and ASQE is comprised of organizational members. ASQE provides expertise, insights, thought leadership, networks and solutions to a global membership of organizations and their affiliated individuals.

Discover more about the benefits of ASQE’s Organizational Membership today!

About Excellence Roundtable

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Each year, the Excellence Roundtable (ERT) event provides primary and executive contacts of ASQE’s Organizational Membership companies the opportunity to connect and engage with annual benchmarking research driven by the IoE benchmarking tool. This event provides peer-to-peer networking, innovative problem-solving techniques, and the exclusive experience to connect with experts across multiple industries. Starting in 2021, each level of the new ASQE Organizational Membership enjoys the ability to participate in thought-leadership activities featured at this members-only event.

“People take action after bad things happen. It takes a big event like a major recall or the pandemic to get companies aligned to have good prevention plans in place.”


“As a non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying and supporting the field of quality, we knew that who we partnered with to deliver Insights on Excellence was going to be essential to achieving our goals. Forbes Insights is a globally-recognized strategic research organization with the resources to bring our vision to life and provide comprehensive data so we can help organizations move forward on a path to excellence.”