How the Internet of Things Can Transform Manufacturing Safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 25, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

More than 1 in 3 U.S. manufacturers are using smart sensors to collect and analyze data to improve their processes. The Internet of Things (IoT), which simply means connecting non-computing devices via the Internet, is rapidly evolving and shaping how companies do business.

One of the most meaningful impacts IoT technology can have is in the realm of safety, helping reduce the 2.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses that occur every year.

With that in mind, let’s look at how companies are using IoT to address workplace safety, including areas like equipment safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency response.

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Why Innovation is Key to Food Waste Reduction in the Supply Chain

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, May 23, 2018 / by Tim Lozier

Pressure to reduce food industry waste is transforming the way companies operate. Here, we take a look at how innovative technology and integrated management systems can support ambitious goals.

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5 Most Useful Resources for Starting Out in Quality

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, May 21, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

If you’re just getting started as a quality professional, it can be overwhelming. If you’re unfamiliar with the industry, it’s hard to even know where to find guidance.

To help you get started, we’ve put together some of the best quality and compliance resources we know.

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General Quality

5 Tips for Automating Your GMP Compliance Management Processes

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 18, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

More and more life science companies are moving towards automated GMP compliance management, with the goal of streamlining processes to make them leaner and more efficient.

For example, we’ve found that companies who implement automated Quality Management Software to manage adverse events saves time equivalent to 3 full-time employees. Rather than chasing down administrative details, these people can instead focus on value-added activities where their efforts have a bigger impact.

What do organizations need to know to get the most from automation? Today’s post looks at key strategies like customizing workflows, integrating applications and getting more from your reporting.

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Life Sciences

6 EHS Training Trends to Start Incorporating Now

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, May 14, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

Training your employees should be more than just having them memorize processes and testing them on safety procedures. The latest developments in EHS training software for employees revolve around engagement and utilizing today’s latest technology. Tools like mobile devices and virtual reality have completely changed how managers can create effective and engaging safety training programs.

Here are some of the upcoming trends for EHS Management Software training that leaders should be paying attention to:

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The FDA Issued Its First Mandatory Recall—What Does This Mean for Food & Beverage Organizations?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sat, May 12, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

On April 3, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first ever mandatory recall to Triangle Pharmanaturals for kratom that was contaminated with salmonella.

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Food and Beverage

How Machine Learning Can Transform Quality Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 11, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Services like Netflix, Google and Facebook are known for using predictive technology to learn our preferences and provide customized suggestions that get smarter over time. Now that technology is coming to the manufacturing floor, helping companies increase production capacity by as much as 20%.

More than just higher rates of production, companies can also expect to see major improvements in quality through the use of machine learning. In this post, we’re looking at how machine learning can transform quality management, from reducing defects to improving efficiency.

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General Quality

7 QMS Tools to Demonstrate Compliance with 21 CFR Part 820 for Medical Devices

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, May 07, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

21 CFR Part 820 contains a huge number of “shall” requirements for medical device manufacturers. While it may seem impossible to meet so many requirements, a well-constructed Quality Management System (QMS) provides an excellent starting point and framework for compliance.

So how can manufacturers use the QMS to demonstrate compliance with these regulations, and which tools are most important to getting the job done?

Today’s post looks at just that, focusing on 7 specific capabilities to leverage in the QMS.

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Life Sciences

Automate EHS Management with These 6 Tools

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 04, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Spending on cloud computing will hit $162 billion by 2020, growing at more than six times the rate of IT spending as a whole. EHS management is a common target for automation, given the impact safety problems have on an organization’s bottom line and reputation.

This post examines 6 tools that can help automate EHS management, including document control, risk management and corrective action.

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Innovation Trend – The Cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management System

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, May 02, 2018 / by Sean Salvas

The cloud-based QEHS system gives businesses both agility and control as they extend their quality culture across all processes.

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