4 Critical Checkpoints on the CAPA Road Map

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jan 07, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) is the cornerstone of continuous improvement in quality management. But the truth is, it’s not always a straightforward process, and there are several points along the way where things can go off-track.

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8 Things to Look for in a Corrective Action Software Solution

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 22, 2013 / by Tim Lozier

I've been a bit behind on the blog posts lately, and wanted to get back into the swing of things with a few ideas on one of the most central and critical components of any Compliance System, whether Quality Management, Environmental Management or Health and Safety Management.  I'm talking about Corrective Action - CAR, C/A, CAPA - whatever you like to call it.  Psychology states that the more names we have for something, the more important it is in our society.  While society at large is not espousing the benefits of CAPA/CAR/CA/Corrective Actions, it certainly is a core piece in our business world.

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An Open Corrective Action Assigned to my Daughter

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Oct 19, 2012 / by Tim Lozier

Perhaps I've been working in the Quality Management and Environmental Health and Safety Management arena way too long, so much so that it's come to this.  I was sitting in my house over the weekend, and let down my guard for a little bit, and my lovely youngest daughter wreaks havoc upon the household.  She has a knack for this type of thing - you turn your back for an instant and she's covered in markers, given the a cat haircut, or painted the walls pink.

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Preparing for the Audit: 3 Ways QMS Software will Keep you Sane

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Aug 24, 2012 / by Tim Lozier

A few weeks back, a friend and colleague of mine sent me a series of images on how things look on any given day, and then how things tend to look on the day of their audit. Definitely worth taking a look. But before I go there, why do we get so crazy when we have an audit? Is it because we're unprepared? Is it because we've missed something critical? Or is it just general nerves, like having the teacher review your work right in front of you? Having an automated QMS helps to alleviate that crazy feeling, and gives you the peace of mind of knowing where everything is. Here are just some of the things the automated QMS can do in preparation for an audit:

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How to Filter Corrective Actions: Not Everything Needs to be a CAPA!

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jul 07, 2011 / by Tim Lozier

Over the July 4th weekend, my kids and I watched "Chicken Little".  A cute little tale about an over-reactive little chicken (or poultry-American for you PC types) who essentially freaks out at the first sign of trouble. In the end...well, I fell asleep....but the "freaking out" part got me thinking....

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