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.
Quality Management 2.0 Blog
How Education is Ruining Your Compliance Initiatives - And What You Can Do About It
Over the last several weeks we dove into a series on “3 Keys to a Successful Integrated Management System,” and one of the sections focused on cooperation. A key part of cooperation is letting creativity flourish. Today, we will dive into both creativity and collaboration (in our school days known as cooperation).
Topics: Document Management Solution, Jim Verzino, IBS America, Document Management Software, CAPA Software, CAPA, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Document Management Systems, Compliance Software, document control, corrective and preventative actions, compliance
Last month we ventured into a new realm of integrated management systems (here it is if you missed it - Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time with a Disjointed QMS). What does it take to implement an integrated management system that cuts across traditional silos like quality, service, production, environmental, financial, health and safety, etc.?
Topics: Quality Management Systems, Document Management Solution, Quality Management Software, Jim Verzino, Enterprise Quality Management, IBS America, Integrated Management System, IMS, QMS, integrated management systems
Here's a quick example of how easy it is to change the messages sent by IBS software. Suppose you want to change how the email-message that is sent when a Training Record is coming up for renewal. For this example, suppose you would like to indicate in the Subject line the name of the person whose record this refers to.
Topics: Document Management Solution, Document Management Software, CompliantPro, Document Management Systems, Compliance Software, Complaint Management, Employee Training Software, CompliantPro Tips and Tricks, CompliantPro Training and Qualifications
We are all aware that the FDA is taking a much stronger position in the world of enforcement and inspection activity. While many of us have had good relationships with our District office over the years (and work hard to maintain those relationships) we should always make certain we are well prepared when the agents show up at our door. Maybe it’s time for a brief refresher with the latest whitepaper now available for download, "Key Strategies to Succeed at your Next FDA Inspection"
The IBS America, Inc. Document Management Solution is a tightly integrated part of our enterprise compliance management software, CompliantPro.
IBS America, Inc. queried some of our customers that have been using the CompliantPro document control software to gain insight on our products and services. This month, customers were asked to respond with their top 5 features of the CompliantPro product. We've highlighted one of our customers' responses here.
Quality Management 2.0 represents an evolutionary technology-based advance - similar to what's happened with web 2.0, or marketing 2.0. The common 2.0 “theme” is all about building community, such as web 2.0 does through social media. This enables people to work together better through communication and transparency.
The IBS America, Inc. team recently interviewed our current customers to discover what value they got out of our quality management software, and how long it took to see a return on investment from the quality management system that they installed.
There are two types of savings that IBS America, Inc. customers will experience in their Profit and Loss Statements (P&L) for each compliance software system module that they choose to employ. These two types of cost savings are soft savings and hard savings.