5 Reasons Why Your Quality Compliance Strategy Isn’t Working

Posted by Diane Murray on Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Ideally, compliance is part of your strategy, but not your entire strategy.  It's not enough to produce a safe product, that works as intended, and meets regulatory requirements.  Today’s quality leadership must contribute to the firm’s reputation, competitive standing, profitability, and growth.  Adding to the burden, your company’s industry, target market, role in the supply chain, size, and so many other factors intensify the pressure.  Yes, it’s a complex web of codes, guidelines, standards, and practices that companies face:

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Categories: Quality 4.0, Compliance, Supplier Quality Management (SQM)

The Why and How of Integrated Risk Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, May 04, 2018

To say that industrial organizations today are operating in an intensely competitive, fast-changing business environment, dramatically understates the situation. Companies are under constant pressure to be more efficient, more innovative, and attain a competitive edge. Environment, health, and safety (EHS) and operations leaders face significant challenges with greater compliance obligations, complex global business networks, increased stakeholder demands for transparency, and the constant drumbeat of rapid change. Using a set of manual, localized solutions to manage business and operations data further adds to the woes of EHS and operations leaders.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Compliance, Risk Management

5 Most Asked Questions from Integrated Risk Management: Five Strategies to Drive Operational Excellence Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Apr 26, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Integrated Risk Management: Five Strategies to Drive Operational Excellence.” The presentation examined why integrated risk management is the best way to reduce the likelihood and impact of negative outcomes to people, products, operations, the environment, and profitability plus deliver strategic value to the enterprise.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Compliance, Risk Management

Life Sciences Manufacturers: Continue the Shift to Integrated Risk Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Apr 03, 2018

The notion of a risk-based approach to manufacturing domains such as quality, asset performance, safety and environmental management is not new to life sciences manufacturers. What’s changed is the scope and nature of risk management processes, and how they relate to overall enterprise risk management, sustainable operations, and profitable growth. This trend is driven by the accelerating rate of change in global business networks and operations, creating a more dynamic risk environment and calling for better risk processes and outcomes.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Risk Management, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Compliance

6 Most Asked Questions from Industry Standards as Building Blocks to Quality Maturity and Operational Excellence Webcast

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Mar 21, 2018

On Tuesday, March 20, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Industry Standards as Building Blocks to Quality Maturity and Operational Excellence.” The presentation examined how to use industry standards to capture the attention and cooperation of senior corporate executives, the capabilities required to achieve competitive advantage through quality, and the results companies should expect.

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Categories: Quality 4.0, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Operational Excellence, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Compliance, Metrics

5 Most Asked Questions from Harness Organizational Culture for EHS Performance and Operational Excellence Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

 

On Thursday, February 22, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Harness Organizational Culture for EHS Performance and Operational Excellence.” The presentation examined how to assess culture in relation to safety and operational performance, and strategies to foster culture and operationalize management systems to support organizational objectives.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Culture, Compliance, Operational Excellence, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Quality Leaders: 8 Considerations to Improve Your Approach to Compliance Updates

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

“Sustainable change, after all, depends not upon compliance with external mandates or blind adherence to regulation, but rather upon the pursuit of the greater good.” – Douglas B Reeves, American educator.

Quality leaders would agree with this sentiment. While compliance will always be a significant factor in quality management, leaders are now focusing on building a culture of quality, encouraging defect prevention in addition to correction, designing in quality, and driving customer satisfaction.

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Categories: Quality 4.0, Compliance, Culture

Hurricanes Can’t Crush Digital Transformation and Quality News [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Wed, Oct 04, 2017

In this monthly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor’s new CEO; Ford working on Digital Transfomration; Seeq’s busy month; hurricane effects on drug makers’ operations; and food manufacturing focus on quality.

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Categories: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Risk Management, Compliance, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

Modern Plants, Fresh Tech, Big Money [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Mar 05, 2017

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as food producer builds an Industry 4.0 plant; EHS tech company buys quality software firm; tech giant boasts of fueling economy by $4B; a new compliance and risk software release; LED light company flips the switch on IIoT application; machine learning company banks $4M; and two companies collaborate for connected plant analytics.

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Categories: Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Compliance, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Connected Assets, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Reliability, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), IT/OT

Tech Buzz, EHS Superstar, and Planning for that Trip to Mars: [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 02, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as EtQ showing off solution integration; GE releases WIP Solution; chem company earns “Healthy Worksite” certification; and sensors in space with humans.

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Categories: Compliance, Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Smart Connected Assets, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)