How to Turn Challenges into Opportunities with a Quality Management System (QMS)

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Nov 17, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Everyone faces challenges, personally and with their businesses. People say the true mark of character is how you respond to challenges, and that goes for your business too.

When faced with challenges you have two options: become a victim of circumstance or use the tools around you to turn them into an opportunity. With a Quality Management System (QMS), you can easily turn many operational challenges into opportunities for success.

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Quality Management

5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 15, 2017 / by Tim Lozier

Quality and EHS convergence brings opportunities to streamline business processes and get a better view of compliance across the organization. 

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A Dog’s Guide to Quality Management Software

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Nov 14, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Gone are the days when most dogs were relegated to a lonely backyard existence, when a pup might never set foot in the house (let alone take up more than their fair share of the bed). Nowadays, the most fortunate dogs are pampered with such delights as a dog massage, specialty bakeries and webcam-equipped pet hotels.

Today, we’re looking at quality management software from a dog’s perspective, focusing on things your dog wishes you knew about employee training, supplier management, corrective action and more.

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The Bare Necessities of Quality Management Software: 5 Lessons from the Jungle Book

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Nov 10, 2017 / by Emily Ysaguirre

There are many life lessons taught in The Jungle Book. Some of my favorite quotes from the book that can be applied to Quality Management Software are:

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Quality Management Fun Takes

Supporting a Quality and Safety Culture Across Your Business – Your FAQs

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 08, 2017 / by Sean Salvas

The questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the role of quality management systems and processes in underpinning quality culture across the enterprise

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Tips for Managing the Top 5 Life Sciences Risks [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Nov 07, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Life sciences companies face risks that threaten product quality, patient safety and profitability--this infographic reviews these risks and provides tips for mitigating them. Read More

Life Sciences Risk Management

The Samurai Approach to Quality Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Nov 02, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Samurai warriors are symbols of discipline and nobility. But they didn’t just get there overnight—they dedicated their lives to training and learning.

Two main ideas that Samurais reflect are training hard and preparing for the worst. That way, they are calm, cool and collected when attacked and can rely on their strong skillset to help them succeed.

Your quality management approach shouldn’t be all that different. Preparing like a Samurai could help your organization better handle the battle of adverse quality events.

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Costume Ideas for Your Quality Themed Halloween Party

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Oct 31, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Scrambling to find a last-minute costume for your quality themed Halloween party? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

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What Can BP Do to Improve its Safety Culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Oct 25, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Almost 30 accidents occurred this year at BP’s operations site in Alaska. Of those incidents, five were considered “Tier 1 events,” which put the lives of employees at risk.

“We must change now,” said BP Alaska President Janet Weiss. “We must have a reset.”

The change she’s referring to is a change in safety culture. Out of date safety processes and a disengaged safety culture are causing these incidents that, if continue, will result in death or irreparable damage.

So what can BP—and companies in similar positions—do to overhaul their safety culture and make permanent changes?

Here are three aspects of EHS management to utilize to promote an improved safety culture.

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EHS Innovation Trend – Emerging Solutions to Support Your EHS Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Oct 25, 2017 / by Tim Lozier

Behind the hype, how will the Internet of Things and wearable devices transform quality and health and safety processes in today’s businesses?

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