Quality Management 2.0 Blog

Managing Supply Chain Risk in a Complex World

Posted by Mike Richman on Jul 17, 2013 @ 01:41 PM

It’s been said that supply chain risk today is riskier than ever before. Why? Well, there are several reasons.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, Food and Beverage Control, Quality, Compliance Software, Supply Management Software, Supply Chain Risk, ISO Quality Management System, Mike Richman, Quality Digest, Supply Chain

The Human Side of Product Recalls and CAPA

Posted by Mike Richman on May 08, 2013 @ 11:11 AM

As publisher of Quality Digest, I often take a somewhat dispassionate view of process and performance errors. After all, our typical reader is a quality professional whose job, in part, is to figure out why something went wrong and prevent it from occurring again.

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Topics: Automotive Quality Management, Quality Management Systems, Process Control, IBS America, CAPA Software, CAPA, Guest Blog on Quality Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Food and Beverage Control, Quality, Risk Management, FMEA, Product Quality Control, Automotive, Cost of Quality, Continuous Improvement, NC/CAPA, Mike Richman, Quality Digest

New Whitepaper: The Ultimate Quality Management Glossary

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Apr 16, 2012 @ 09:32 AM

The newest go-to guide for every quality professional, the Ultimate Quality Management Glossary contains a comprehensive mix of 150 quality management basic definitions, as well as helpful graphics depicting some key visual terms. This is a perfect eBook for the new quality manager, or for experienced quality management professionals to utilize in new employee training!

Looking for a few samples? Here's just a brief selection of the 100+ terms that are available in the newest IBS quality management eBook download: 

1) Document controlA system of managing, distributing, and controlling documents.

2) FDA 21 CFR Part 11 The FDA’s rule that defines the criteria under which electronic document management records and signatures are acceptable, i.e. equivalent to paper records.

3) HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point - A quality management system for effectively and efficiently ensuring food and beverage control safety in the United States. HACCP-related regulations for various sectors are established by the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

4) ISO/TS 16949 The automotive quality system standard that harmonizes the supplier quality requirements of the U.S., French, German and Italian automakers. It applies to the design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive products.

5) NCMR - Nonconforming Material Report  A document describing a defective material, product, or part and how it is dispositioned

In this comprehensive handbook, we have compiled key terms and definitions of quality management systems facts, tools, and other information that you can use to help you take your quality management techniques to the next level. This handbook includes:

  • Thorough breakdowns of standards that all quality managers should be aware of
  • How-To Process and Visual aids of basic quality improvement tools, including flow charts, cause-and-effect diagrams, control charts, etc.

  • Common Quality Acronyms and what they mean, such as FMEA, SPC and APQP

  • Key Quality Concepts from quality gurus including work by Deming and Crosby

Download the Ultimate Quality Management Glossary by clicking the button below. This IBS America quality management systems glossary is an excellent resource to keep in mind the basics of quality or to prepare for quality management certification exams.

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Topics: Electronic Document Management, IBS Quality Whitepapers, Food and Beverage Control

Who makes the best SME During an FDA inspection?

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Mar 22, 2012 @ 09:46 AM

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Topics: Process Management Software, Guest Blog on Quality Management, Audit Management, Food and Beverage Control

Key Terms for Operational Health and Safety Systems

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Mar 07, 2012 @ 09:53 AM

Working in quality for your organization, you may be aware of the OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management standard. But what does this mean for the young OH&S professional looking to get started in their career, or just getting started with health and safety software systems? IBS has researched and compiled the following selections as a basic go-to glossary guide for organizations required to adhere to this standard.

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Topics: CompliantPro, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Health and Safety Software, Food and Beverage Control

IBS Food and Beverage Control Software Solutions

Posted by Michelle Baron on Sep 29, 2011 @ 09:29 AM

The food and beverage control quality management software solution from IBS America, Inc. software, is perfect for food and beverage control personnel looking to decrease costs and liability for their companies, while increasing their profits.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, CompliantPro, QSYS, Food and Beverage Control, Compliance Software

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