Why You Should Reconsider Building an EQMS, What Star Wars Could Learn from Quality Management and More

Posted by Brenda Percy on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

In this week’s roundup, we focus on the two things to consider before taking on the endeavor to build an internal EQMS, how lean implementation improves manufacturing processes, and look into a recent proposal to remove “Food” from the Food and Drug Administration. We’ll also answer the question, “what if The Empire had implemented a Quality Management System on the Death Star?”

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This Earth Day, Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Sustainability Tools

Posted by Emily Ysaguirre on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

In honor of Earth Day, there is no better time to discuss the earth and how we can help better it as organizations. It’s important to remain sustainable and practice preservation to nurture a better future.

Organizations should be mindful throughout the year of their environmental impact and should be actively working toward reducing their carbon footprint—there is no better time to get involved than now!

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Tags: EHS

How Mobile is Changing EHS Management

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

When I was a kid, my vision of futuristic technology focused mainly on the elusive hoverboard. Would scientists ever figure it out, and would it really be as rad as Marty McFly’s from Back to the Future?

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Tags: Environmental Health and Safety

What is the ROI of an EQMS? Find Out in Our Medtec Europe Session

Posted by Brenda Percy on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

 


Have you ever asked the question, “why do we need quality? ” Well, it all comes down to ROI. Today’s business environment thrives on a high level of quality and compliance, both of which are a necessity in order to meet compliance standards and to protect the business, the brand and the customer. While quality is a crucial component we are seeing complexity as a growing theme on the quality journey.

Managing a QMS is an overwhelming task and doing so manually can prove hard to manage, making it difficult to keep up with all the changes in processes and regulations.

Automation is the key to ensuring that your QMS processes don’t become a bottleneck on your productivity.

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Tags: quality management software

Keep Your Incident Rate Down with EHS Management Software

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

For an EHS manager, relying on manual processes for workplace safety can prove time consuming and leave room for error. Employees are overdue for training. Near-misses go on unchecked. Written safety programs consist of one extraordinarily overstuffed binder, many of its documents dating back to the early 1990’s. It’s a fast track to a rising incident rate, something neither the company nor OSHA wants to see.

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EtQ Roundup: Great Leadership in Food Safety, Lessons on Global EQMS Selection and More

Posted by Brenda Percy on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

In this week’s roundup, we focus on leadership in food safety, learn lessons on selecting an enterprise Quality Management solution provider, consider the relationship between ISO 45001, the supply chain and Risk, and take a look back at an earlier EtQ blog post, “4 Key Trends in Aviation Safety Management Systems.”

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5 Real-World Lessons that Apply to Quality Management

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Tue, Apr 07, 2015

When you tell someone you work in quality, what kind of reaction do you get? Curiosity? Boredom? Outright confusion?

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Tags: Quality Management

EtQ Roundup: How Medical Device Manufacturers Can Stay Competitive in 2015, Success in IT Risk Management and More

Posted by Brenda Percy on Thu, Apr 02, 2015

This week in our EtQ Roundup, we compiled articles on how Medical Device manufacturers can stay competitive in 2015 by sticking to three pillars of device development and look into seven ways to ensure success in IT Risk Management. We also look into excipient GMP standards and consider cybersecurity in medical devices and how you can inspire consumer confidence.  

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3 Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Suppliers (Podcast)

Posted by Traci Slowinski on Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Communication…it is the key to all relationships. Good communication can inspire partnership and trust. Bad communication can result in confusion and doubt. How you communicate both in your personal and professional life will determine how successful you are. There are a number of examples of how businesses have crumbled due to bad communication. Therefore, it is critical to consider how you are communicating with your external partners such as suppliers, co-packers and vendors, to ensure mutually beneficial, trusting and successful partnerships.

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EtQ Roundup: A Darwinian Approach to Quality, Three D’s of Technology Evolution and More

Posted by Brenda Percy on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

What is the common factor in different quality approaches? What are the three D’s of technology evolution? In this week’s roundup, we look into these questions and more, plus we bring you an EtQ flashback—4 Things to Know When Moving Quality Management to the Cloud.

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