Welcome to APLOMET
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
Musings: My Blog
New video added to YouTube page
If you've not checked out my YouTube page in a while, you might want to take a look. Recently added a video on how to deal with delayed responses to corrective action requests. https://www.youtube.com/@dukeokes7499/videos
Even ChatGPT Knows!
Thought it might be interesting to see what ChatGPT might say about potential problems with incentive systems. Here's what it came up with: Case Study: Incentive System for Management Leads to Short-Term Thinking Introduction A manufacturing company, ABC Inc., was...
Critical Thinking – The Most Needed Skill
In many ways the quality profession had just been going along with the program ... focusing on compliance and performance of organizations and their processes. I believe if we want to really have an impact we should shift or add a focus on Critical Thinking. Adopting...
If you didn't happen to see my post on LinkedIn where I submitted a maturity matrix for evaluating the Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action process you can get it here on my website. I've also added more videos to my YouTube channel, which can make for good...
Podcast on RCA
I was recently interviewed by Jon Taber who hosts a bi-weekly podcast on auditing. Brief but good discussion of root cause analysis. https://podcasts.apple.com/be/podcast/episode-34-root-cause-analysis-duke-okes/id1590407172?i=1000577361463
More RCA Videos
I always enjoy seeing how others approach root cause analysis. Here are links to a couple of videos that are pretty good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D77iE0kSkLc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk7Hg4w1Jsg
Long time, no see!
Yes, it's been several months since I've posted, although that doesn't mean I've not been musing. Just too many things on the plate. However, here's a short collection of thoughts. Webinars: 1) One of the most frustrating things I've experienced in the past couple of...
Technology and Auditing
The use of Zoom, etc. for auditing has certainly taken hold, albeit driven primarily by COVID rather than a desire to improve the audit process. There are several other areas where technology can help, including Analytics, Process Mining, and Text Mining. I've already...