Quality Management 2.0 Blog

IBS Whitepaper: How-To Quality Guide for Sustainability

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:00 AM

The term green is the current hot word for anything that may be or pretends to be environmentally friendly. But sustainability, which is defined as meeting today’s needs without sacrificing the resources of future generations, is a trend. We are not acting sustainable now, but momentum is in place to become sustainable.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Jim Verzino, Environmental Quality Management, Environmental Management System, 9001 Software

The Case for Environmental Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 25, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

By implementing an aggressive environmental management system, companies can save energy, reduce pollution, eliminate environmental hazards and enhance competitiveness. 

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Topics: CompliantPro, QSi Systems, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software

What Impact did Steve Jobs have on Quality?

Posted by IBS America on Oct 20, 2011 @ 09:40 AM

I think it’s a rare person who did not give pause upon hearing of the passing of Steve Jobs a few weeks back. As a visionary leader, he affected popular culture, technology and the expectations of customers, not just for Apple products, but for products in general.

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Topics: Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Assurance Management, Michelle Baron

How to Grab Attention with your Workplace Safety Communication

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 18, 2011 @ 09:05 AM

As a safety professional, designing a safety communication campaign can be a difficult task.

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Topics: Guest Blog on Quality Management, Health and Safety Software

IBS Whitepaper: 12 Steps to Effective ERM

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 17, 2011 @ 09:06 AM

Managing risk is no longer a vague and tertiary activity – in this increasingly standards-driven business environment, it is a vital part of an organization’s Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) program.

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Topics: IBS Quality Whitepapers, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Management Software

Why Use Health and Safety Software?

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 14, 2011 @ 09:07 AM

When workplace safety is made a priority, it does more than minimize legal and regulatory risks. OH&S issues can have a tremendous impact on company reputation and workplace productivity – yet many companies fail to invest time and resources into managing these issues.

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Topics: Document Management Software, Audit Management, Health and Safety Software

USA Tenaris Global Services to Pay Over $700K for Environmental Reporting Violations

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:05 AM

This past summer in Dallas, Texas, Tenaris Global Services, (USA) Corp., agreed to pay $717,324 in civil penalties to the United States to settle violations of environmental regulations at seven facilities related to the public reporting of toxic chemicals at its facilities in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

Tenaris, a manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products for the oil and energy industry, failed to report quantities of chemicals that were manufactured, processed or otherwise used at the facility during 2005-2008. Regional Administrator, Al Armendariz, commented on the environmental quality management failure,

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Topics: Environmental Quality Management, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software

Customer: Top 5 Benefits of IBS Document Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 11, 2011 @ 09:04 AM

The second post in our quality management software testimonial series, IBS America, Inc.  surveyed our customers that have been using the CompliantPro - our electronic document management software solution.

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Topics: Document Management Software, CompliantPro, Electronic Document Management, Testimonials, Document Management Systems

Conducting an Effective Failure Investigation: Going Deep to Hit Root Cause

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 06, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

The FDA has increased focus on the effectiveness of failure investigations during recent inspections. A review of recent 483 observations and warning letters clearly demonstrate the agency’s current concern about the adequacy of failure investigations to really identify root cause. Effective failure investigation to true root cause is the heart of the CAPA (corrective actions and preventive actions) system.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Guest Blog on Quality Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Quality Assurance Software

Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the USA

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 05, 2011 @ 09:06 AM

At this year's User Forum which took place on September 28th, 2011, Keynote Speaker Harry Moser kicked off the event by outlining an understanding to the total cost for offshoring, as he argued that companies are able to avoid sacrificing quality, compliance, and green objectives in the pursuit of a lower labor cost. He also demonstrated through case studies and current research how compliance and quality are better the closer you are to where things are made, so those companies who source locally gain a quality assurance and quality control competitive advantage by being closer to their customer.

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Topics: Production Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Quality Control in Manufacturing

Introducing New IBS Whitepaper Download Resource Library!

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 04, 2011 @ 09:12 AM

IBS America, Inc. has taken the initiative to become a resource to quality professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of quality and compliance to help them move forward in their careers.

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Topics: IBS Company News, CAPA Software, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, IBS Quality Whitepapers

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