Quality Management 2.0 Blog

Don't make this Quality career killing mistake!

Posted by Jim Verzino on Dec 04, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

Failed projects, even if not directly your fault, can be detrimental to your career.

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Topics: Jim Verzino, IBS America, Environmental Quality Management, Quality, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, EH&S, 20/20 Hindsight-In-Advance, quality control

Transform Your Approach to Environmental Management

Posted by IBS America on Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

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Topics: IBS America, Environmental Quality Management, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, EH&S, Environmental

Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety: Shaken not Stirred

Posted by Mary McAtee on Oct 16, 2013 @ 01:00 AM

It was the end of a long and frustrating day. My long-time colleague, Tisha Tomlinson and I were discussing the situation and trying to plan a strategy that met the needs of all involved parties, over dirty martinis with extra olives. We had spent the day with various Quality and EH&S personnel at one of our large, long-time clients. The company senior management was pushing to expand their product usage to include EH&S.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, CAPA Software, CAPA, Tisha Tomlinson, Mary McAtee, Environmental Quality Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Quality, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, EH&S, Environmental, Auditing Software

Are We Really "Predictably Irrational" with Our Compliance Systems?

Posted by Jim Verzino on Oct 02, 2013 @ 02:16 PM

Why do we continue to make decisions that are not in our own best interest, and often not in the best interests of our organizations? Why do we let our finances, our relationships and our quality management systems and environmental management systems work at sub-optimal levels?

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, IBS America, QMS, Environmental Quality Management, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software

Nobody Plans for Poor Quality Management Solutions

Posted by Jim Verzino on Jul 24, 2013 @ 04:36 PM

When I work with customers I see all kinds of quality management systems. The performance of an environmental or quality system is consistently driven by people’s ability to make good decisions.  Any good quality management system is the sum of the decisions made within it.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, Jim Verzino, IBS America, Environmental Quality Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Quality

Stop Wasting Everyone's Time With A Disjointed QMS!

Posted by Jim Verzino on May 01, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

We are all doing triple the amount of work that we need to do, and most of us don’t even know it!  At the same time, we are making things more difficult for everyone around us.  The saddest part is that we’ve been doing it for a long time.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, Jim Verzino, IBS America, CAPA Software, CAPA, Environmental Quality Management, Health and Safety Software, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, Environmental, Social and Governance Management

Addressing Multiple Regulatory Requirements with EH&S

Posted by Mary McAtee on Oct 02, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

I was conducting a planning session with a new client recently and as I looked around the room at the implementation team I asked who was representing EH&S? I knew they had purchased the EH&S modules but they weren’t represented in the project plan and time line they had presented to me.  The team leader responded that I would be meeting with personnel from the Environmental Management Group and Corporate Safety Team for separate planning sessions, plural.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Environmental Quality Management, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, 9001 Software, EQMS, Regulatory Requirements with EH&S

Quality 101: The Purpose of Teams and What Makes Them Work

Posted by IBS America on Jan 05, 2012 @ 09:48 AM

A team is a group of people organized to work together in order to accomplish a specific objective. Individuals within the team, which involves two or more people, are all equally accountable for the accomplishment of the goals the team has been tasked with. Ideally, team members have complimentary skills, so that the combination of their knowledge, experience, aptitude, and attitude achieves a common purpose. 

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Environmental Quality Management, Quality 101, Quality Control in Manufacturing

Total Cost of Ownership: See Your Gap in Local VS Offshore Costs

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Jan 03, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

First, thanks to IBS for the chance to speak at the September 2011 User Forum. Great attendees and informative content!

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Topics: Guest Blog on Quality Management, Environmental Quality Management, Compliance Software, IBS User Forum 2011

IBS Whitepaper: Simplifying Compliance with Environmental Quality Management

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Dec 05, 2011 @ 09:15 AM

Change is hard. Even if it is change for the better, getting it done can be difficult. Yet in companies today, change is being forced upon people like never before – specifically in the area of sustainability. Sustainable businesses by definition produce less waste, and less waste means less costs for companies. In a struggling economy, every chance for cost-cutting must be seriously considered.

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Topics: Jim Verzino, IBS Quality Whitepapers, Environmental Quality Management, Audit Management

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