Since 1985 APLOMET has helped organizations get the foundations right. A business strategy must be supported by effectively functioning operational processes, and we help organizations design, manage, measure and improve these processes.
ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Many organizations have recurring problems that their corrective action process does not effectively address. The cause is often
August 29 - Conducting a webinar on Finding Causes and Selecting Solutions for Human Error for Traininng.com
September 12 - Conducting a webinar on Dealing with Delayed Responses to Corrective Action Requests for ComplianceIQ.
September 17&18 - Conducting a Root Cause Analysis workshop for MSQPC, Memphis TN.
October 15 - Conducting a Human Error workshop for the ASQ section in Knoxville TN.
October 15 - Speaking on Using ISO 19011 to Guide Your Audit Program, and Dealing with "Can't Find Root Cause" Situations with the ASQ section in Knoxville TN.
October 17 - Conducting a webinar on How to Select & Use the Right Performance Metrics for ComplianceIQ.
Musings: My Blog
I've done webinars and written articles on how analytics could be used by quality auditors. Here are a couple of good articles giving more detail, albeit related to financial or IT audits. However, the concepts and techniques are applicable in any field where there...
Another good webinar (no, not mine) on how what many believe to be best practices in risk management are not really so good.
And I'm not talking about the weather. Our new RCA/CAPA course for medical device manufacturers has gotten great reviews. And the next book in the pipeline is on risk management. Even though I've reduced my travel workload there's still lots on the plate. I've also...
I have a love-hate relationship with news, advertising, etc. messages. They are so often conjecture, biased, inaccurate, etc. Given the lack of critical thinking of the average human being it's no wonder so many people are in some sort of financial or other...
Training with Air Force on Risk Based Quality Audits went great, and as I experienced with the USPS, they are far ahead of many industries in already applying the concepts. Of course, being in Vegas didn't hurt, nor did the opportunity to drive a Nissan GT-R at 137...
If your organization consistently does follow-up audits related to findings of previous audits you might find this article by the president of the Institute of Internal Auditors useful to peruse.
Well it's good to see Gartner admit that the GRC market was a bust ... basically just selling software for managing lists of 1) regulations, etc. organizations must comply with, 2) risks associated with not effectively meeting them them, and 3) controls for managing...
I was in touch with a colleague recently who retired about 3 years ago. Asked him how he was liking it, and his reply was that his focus on self-improvement during that time was way better than any accomplishments he'd had in his career in the auto industry. That's...
Purchased some HP laser printer cartridges from Office Depot a week or so ago, which I've done several dozen times over many years. Got an email asking how the purchase/delivery process had gone. Ok, maybe a little value. But today I got an email asking me to rate...
"The 737 MAX was certified in accordance with the identical FAA requirements and processes that have governed certification of all previous new airplanes and derivatives," Boeing said.