Quality Management 2.0 Blog

Applying Risk Management to Supplier Qualification

Posted by Mary McAtee on May 21, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

A couple of blog posts ago I wrote about a warning I had once received to carefully distinguish between fads and fashion versus legitimate innovations and quality tools that stand the test of time. Risk Assessment is certainly not new but it seems to currently be the popular kid in the class. The idea of risk analysis as part of Design and Process FMEAs have been the standard within the Auto Industry for many years. Likewise, Risk Assessment is and has been an important element of Environmental Risk Management.  

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, IBS America, CompliantPro, Mary McAtee, APQP, Risk Management Software, EH&S, Supply Management Software, Risk Management, FMEA

Using Meetings & Action Items to Monitor QMS Performance & Progress

Posted by Mary McAtee on May 07, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Separating Contributors from Inhibitors: Using Meetings and Action Items to Monitor Performance and Progress

My Grandfather was a wise old farmer and he once made an observation I have never forgotten. We were at a barn raising. Yes, they do still actually have them in the part of Kentucky I come from. There was one young man, in particular, who seemed to be everywhere yelling instructions and searching through tool boxes and kegs of nails. My Grandfather pointed him out and said “Mary, never confuse motion with accomplishment”.  I quickly began to see what he meant. For all his exhortations and constant motion he was actually contributing nothing to the work taking place and was impeding progress in some situations.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, QMS, CAPA, Mary McAtee, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions

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