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Good quality, bad quality; two sides of the same coin.

Posted by Panos Boudouvas on Nov 23, 2015 11:04:21 AM

What is the Cost of Poor Quality? Analyzing What Needs Improving to Save You Money

Figuring the cost is of poor quality in your company is neither an easy or enjoyable task, yet it's necessary to factor into the cost of overall quality to manage compliance. The only way to get a complete 

picture regarding the cost of quality is by calculating the sum of both good quality and poor quality for a bigger picture of where your problem areas exist. It's nearly impossible to assemble this on your own without using an electronic quality management system (eQMS) to help you get organized.

With Quality Management Software (QMS), you can identify all quality costs in order to identify vulnerabilities. Because of the complexities involved in what could be costing your company money, you need tech that helps you piece everything together to find answers of why poor quality exists. 

In many cases, you could be losing money without knowing it in various areas you haven't yet audited. With that in mind, let's take a look at the cost of poor quality and why maintaining a higher percentage of good quality is a smart goal to set for the coming year to save you money.

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Topics: Blogs, Quality & Compliance, eQMS

The life of a Training Supervisor in a paper-based system: A Profile in Courage

Posted by Jeff Thomas on Nov 17, 2015 11:11:04 AM

The life of a training supervisor in a paper-based system isn't an easy career when stuck in a situation that has no efficient way to manage a regulated environment. Your own training supervisor arguably has the most stressful job of all when you realize the magnitude behind keeping training records up to date. However, that's only starters once you place other aspects behind training management into perspective.

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Topics: Quality & Compliance, eQMS, Manual QMS

That's a wrap - or that's a RAPS?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on Nov 5, 2015 3:53:00 PM

Now that everyone has returned from RAPS and (hopefully) dug out of their own personal backlogs, we thought we'd take a minute to review what we saw, what we learned, and what we did at RAPS 2015

1) Use the RAPS App - We connected with a lot of people through that handy app. We got tagged and tagged people over the course of the conference 

2) Check into your hotel on time- We didn't get to our hotel until after 11:00 pm and were sent packing. Fortunately they comped the room.

3) Lunch is at 12:00. Arriving early gets you nothing.

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Topics: Quality & Compliance, eQMS

Rejection Sucks - A reminder of why we started ZenQMS

Posted by Panos Boudouvas on Nov 2, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Woeful stories from real people that validate why we started ZenQMS

We had a tremendous time at the #RAPS conference last week (thanks to all attendees for actually making a trade show fun!). But someone visited our booth with a story that just brought it all home for me.

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Topics: Blogs, Quality & Compliance, Cloud / SaaS, eQMS

We fix bad haircuts!

Posted by Panos Boudouvas on Oct 12, 2015 10:25:00 AM

I am, like most people, a creature of habit. Finding and keeping the same barber is a big deal for me. Mostly because I need all the help I can get. I was lucky to find 'Mike' a few years back-- an older Italian-American who still speaks broken English and reminds me of my dad.  The guy is solid.  I’ve never gotten a bad cut from him. Well, I had to get a haircut last week and Mike was not in town.  So I chanced it-- I jumped into Phil's chair and promptly got chopped.  And I am heading back to Mike the day he comes back to get a tune up. Why tell this story? 

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Topics: Blogs, Quality & Compliance, Cloud / SaaS

Companies and Executives are being held accountable. Are you and your QMS ready?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on Oct 1, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Last week a federal jury convicted Stewart Parnell of fraud, conspiracy and several other charges stemming from the Salmonella outbreaks caused by Parnell’s Peanut Corporation of America in 2008. Parnell was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison. While Parnell got 28 Years, Mary Wilkerson, an employee who held titles of Office Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Receptionist got 5 years.

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Topics: Blogs, Quality & Compliance, eQMS

Our clients are everywhere, and they can log in from, well, everywhere!

Posted by Jeff Thomas on Apr 15, 2015 11:02:00 AM

In a recent client audit, we were asked to demonstrate our ability to support worldwide operations. We knew that people from around the globe were accessing ZenQMS every day but we were delighted to find that in just the last 30 days, we’ve had access from approximately 5 Continents, 50 Countries and 300 Cities. When you look at this data alongside our 100% uptime for the past 24 months, it is clear that you will struggle to find a more available system to meet your needs!

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Topics: Blogs, Quality & Compliance, Cloud / SaaS, eQMS

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