Quality Management 2.0 Blog

Quality Management System Tools that Keep Growing and Evolving Companies on Track

Posted by Mary McAtee on Oct 28, 2015 @ 01:08 PM


How Truly Great Companies Maintain Excellence

If I were to pose the questions:

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Topics: QMS, FMEA

Quality Management Systems as a Preventive Mechanism

Posted by Mary McAtee on Oct 06, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Transparency as a Corporate Imperative

Unless you have been climbing Mount Everest or spending time in an isolation tank, you have been painfully and repeatedly made aware of current issues at Volkswagen. It is early in the feeding frenzy but as we step through the debris and past the first of what will likely become a steady stream of exiting Management, there is sobering fallout that should have us all paying attention.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, QMS, Tisha Tomlinson

Quality Management Software Tools: An Evolution

Posted by Mary McAtee on Aug 22, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

It’s the end of summer and Labor Day is rapidly approaching. Many folks are squeezing in that last drop of vacation time before the kids head back to school. In that vacation mindset, let’s take a little lighter look at the quality profession.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, IBS America, QMS, Mary McAtee

Internal Assessments Best Practices in QMS

Posted by Mary McAtee on Jul 30, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Old School Basics Utilizing High Tech Tools

 I would have to say that one of my favorite Quality activities is performing audits and training auditors.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Software, IBS America, QMS, CAPA, Mary McAtee, Audit Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Supply Management Software, Auditing Software, ISO9001

Risk Management - Depend on your QMS Tools

Posted by Mary McAtee on Jul 02, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Risk Management as a Career Tool

In the last blog I vented my most annoying compliance issue. This week I thought I would switch gears to my most amusing and embarrassing Quality moments.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, QMS, Mary McAtee, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Risk Management Software, Risk Management, FMEA, Risk Assessment Software, Risk Assessment & Analysis

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

Using your QMS to Empower Change Agents

Posted by Mary McAtee on Mar 24, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

“Give the people a light and they will see their way."  It was an unlikely source that brought this message home to me.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, QMS, CAPA Software, CompliantPro, CAPA, Mary McAtee, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Nonconforming Material Reports, NCMR

Building a Better Change Plan for Quality Management

Posted by IBS America on Nov 12, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

Quality professionals are drivers of change - and change isn't always easy, especially when organizations have longtime employees that are set in their ways. However, change is often necessary for continuous improvement: and efforts must be made to make changes happen. We understand that both change, and effective leadership, is difficult. Yet the cornerstones for transformation require self-mastery, interpersonal mastery, value exchange - and, most importantly, change methodology - or the quality assurance management tools that you are already familiar with.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, IBS America, QMS, Quality Assurance Management, Quality, Quality Assurance Software, Marvin Washington, PhD, ASQ Quality Conference

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

Leave Your Ego at the Door - Part 2 Successful QMS

Posted by Jim Verzino on Jul 09, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

3 Keys to a Successful Integrated Management System (QMS) – Part 2: Leave Your Ego at the Door

Last time we continued our journey on Integrated Management Systems (IMS) by discussing the three key concepts of a successful IMS. To refresh they are:

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, Jim Verzino, Integrated Management System, QMS, integrated management systems

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