OVERVIEW In the age of Google a universe of information is at your fingertips. Type in a few words or a phrase and the info you desired is returned in seconds, most of the time. But what can you do when Google fails to find what you need? Or when it returns so much information […]Read more "Improving Your Internet Search Results"
OVERVIEW Human error is known to be the major cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although it is unlikely that human error will ever be totally eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage. From procedures, training, and workplace environment many variables that affect human […]Read more "Controlling human error in the manufacturing floor"
OVERVIEW Failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) is a key activity in advanced quality planning (AQP). Its purpose is to anticipate potential failure modes and their effects on product quality and safety, and to ensure that controls are implemented to counteract negative outcomes. Its service in this capacity supports ISO 9001:2015’s clause 6.1 that requires actions […]Read more "The Dynamic Control Plan Failure Mode Effects Analysis"
OVERVIEW The new COSO framework was released in May 2013. Original compliance date was set as December 2014. Many companies are still working towards compliance. This will turn up the focus on how its guidance should be used by companies and auditors when evaluating processes for Sarbanes-Oxley and other control requirements. Key aspects have been […]Read more "COSO Integrated Guidance: Effective Internal Control for Successful Corporate Management"
OVERVIEW In industries where clients are wanting to receive more value for lower costs, a lot of project requirements are being bid with little margin or contingency, let alone profit. This is compounded when clients make requests for changes after the work is awarded. The good news is that simple attitude changes can allow companies […]Read more "Managing Client Expectations Without Losing Your Shirt or the Next Job"
OVERVIEW Content marketing is the creation of relevant content that provides value to your current and target customers by engaging your virtual audience, providing answers to their questions, addressing pain points and, ultimately, driving action for mutual benefit. Content marketing is two-way communication that involves listening. It is successful because 1) it reaches customers on […]Read more "LinkedIn and Content Marketing"
OVERVIEW Final regulations for the new HIPAA Security Breach require much more than notifying individuals affected by a Breach of their Protected Health Information. Covered Entities and Business Associates first must follow and document a very specific process to determine if a Breach occurred. If no Breach occurred documentary proof must be kept for six […]Read more "HIPAA Breach Notification Rule – What you must do to comply"