Quality Management 2.0 Blog
Compliance is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of an organization: so how do you maintain a consistent "Culture of Compliance" at your company? If any of the following scenarios applies to your organizations' day-to-day activities, corrective action software may be a profitable option to consider.
True Story: IBS America Inc. has a customer, a major cheese manufacturer, where an individual in one of their California plants used an outdated work instruction and missed two critical steps in cleaning a vat due to outdated document management systems. As a result, there was an outbreak of Listeria which caused a $2.1 million recall: though the exact amount of cheese recalled was unkown, this represents approximately 330,000 pounds of cheese.
Being placed in charge of quality at a new company, or just starting out in the quality field can be daunting. Understanding quality of what the company produces and how it'd produced is now up to you, which can also be overwhelming: so, where do you start?
Let’s face it, we continue to live in hard times and probably will for the foreseeable future. With the stock markets still in flux and the economies of many countries still fragile, rough times still lie ahead.
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I have been talking about ISO 50001 and the benefits to Quality Managers quite a bit in this space lately.
Compliance should be the ethical core and integral to the day-to-day operations management of an organization. To regard compliance as a project or a target is to foster a lack of acceptance and provide a clear message that we are only doing these things because we are forced to do so.
Compliance must be specified in corporate policy and the ethics program, clearly and consistently communicated to the organization’s people, owned and operated by qualified staff, inherent in measurement and management processes, evident in rewards and punishment, and supported by appropriate compliance software technology.
Compliance is an integral part of the day-to-day company operations. This report, sponsored by IBS America, Inc. and written by Charles H. Le Grand, provides a concise and clear framework for building and enabling the compliance management culture and processes. You will learn what a "Culture of Compliance" is and what its main components are.
Here are just a few strategies covered in this comprehensive report:
- Defining and Enforcing Accountability
- Document Control and Document Management Systems
- Compliance Assessments
- Sustainable Compliance and the Compliance Management System
- Implementing a Compliance Management System
- Communication, Confirmation, Correction
- Process Management
You can gain access to these strategies and more by downloading this IBS America Inc., whitepaper. "How to Build and Maintain a Culture of Compliance" will delve further into each of these strategies while helping you to learn the core concepts involved in creating and maintaining a "Culture of Compliance" within your company.
The two most frequently used models of quality management systems are the Baldridge National Quality Program Criteria for Performance Excellence, and the ISO 9000:2000 family of quality management system standards.
- Quality management - what does it really mean to your enterprise?
- Or, more importantly, if you don't have a quality management system in place, what's that costing your company?