2014 Quality Summit - Quality for Emerging Technologies
Quality Management 2.0 Blog
Not long ago I wrote about people’s attitude and work ethic. I think Labor Day is a good time to take a look at how and why people extend themselves as part of how they approach their work.
One quality process that every company has but few are truly comfortable with is their Corrective and Preventive Action Program. People view it like the in-law that protocol demands you invite to Thanksgiving Dinner that no one really wants to deal with who doesn’t know when to leave. The biggest issue seems to be consensus about when and why to create CAPA's. Another inhibitor of effectiveness appears to be how CAPA's are viewed by senior management.
It’s the end of summer and Labor Day is rapidly approaching. Many folks are squeezing in that last drop of vacation time before the kids head back to school. In that vacation mindset, let’s take a little lighter look at the quality profession.
Okay, I am officially outing myself as an old fart! I knew what I wanted to talk about this week but no matter what title or description I came up with it screamed crotchety old person. The subject this week is personal investment and responsibility in one’s job. In my opinion, based on decades of walking shop floors and talking to all kinds of people, I’ve reached the following conclusions. In general people have a real and significant investment and pride of accomplishment in their job. This seems to remain a truism no matter how dirty, dangerous and thankless the job appeared to me. It was still “their job”. Formal education seemed to have little or nothing to do with the work ethic and pride of accomplishment demonstrated by the people I have encountered.
I would have to say that one of my favorite Quality activities is performing audits and training auditors.
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, IBS America, QMS, CAPA, Mary McAtee, Audit Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Supply Management Software, Auditing Software, ISO9001
Mitigation and Contingency Controls
My colleagues and I have addressed various approaches to formal Risk Assessment. We have talked about the methodology for utilizing Risk Assessment tools for overlooked areas such as Supply Chain Management. We even conducted a webinar on best practice for assessing and managing risk.
Risk Management as a Career Tool
In the last blog I vented my most annoying compliance issue. This week I thought I would switch gears to my most amusing and embarrassing Quality moments.
Calibration and Metrology: Old School Ain’t All Bad
I started out my day with a quick chat with a colleague concerning a client project she is working on. It concerns calibration and I could hear the tone of a righteous lecturer creeping into my voice. After a very long career in Quality, I realized there are certain subjects that really get my blood pressure up and yank my chain. I began thinking about all the different Quality Compliance issues that have me talking to myself.
Motivation, Education and Innovation
Topics: Jim Verzino, IBS America, QSYS, Siemens’ SIMATIC IT, Michael Rennell, SPC, CAPA, Tisha Tomlinson, Mary McAtee, Daniel Schmitt, APQP, IBS User Forum 2014, IBS AG, Pete Bassney, ATS, Incoming and Outgoing Goods, V&V Toolkit for Life Sciences, Brian Kohn