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
April 30 - Conducting a webinar on Why You Should Use ISO 19011 to Guide Your Internal Quality (and other Management System) Audits for ComplianceIQ.
May 21 - Speaking on Bowtie Risk Assessment with the APICS
May 22 - Conducting a 1/2-day workshop on Human Error for the ASQ section in Knoxville TN.
May 22 - Speaking on "Dealing with Can't Find Root Cause Situations" and "Why You Should Use ISO 19011 to Guide Your Audit Program" with the ASQ section in Knoxville TN.
May 23 - Conducting a webinar on The Top Major Barriers to Root Cause Analysis Effectiveness, and How to Deal with Them for Pioneer Educator.
June 18 - Conducting a webinar on Guidance for the Corrective Action Process: 5Y, A3 & 8D for ComplianceIQ.
June 19 - Conducting a webinar on Getting Better Leverage from Your Internal Quality (and other management system) Audits through Analytics for Pioneer Educator.
July 16 - Conducting a webinar on The Two Most Powerful Root Cause Analysis Tools and How to Use Them for ComplianceIQ.
July 18 - Conducting a webinar on Using Multi-Vari Charts to Sort Thru Multiple Problem Causes for Pioneer Educator.
Musings: My Blog
I've now watched at least 3 different webinars on Quality 4.0, and read several articles. I've also perused topics at conferences supposedly focused on it. I have yet to see anything radically different. Just more evoluation of what we've done in the past,...
So the last post talked about how MicroSoft doesn't seem to care about the damage they do to your computer with their upgrades.Watch out for the October update!
I've complained before about MicroSoft destroying one of my computers with an upgrade. It evidently wasn't compatible with my hardware and wiped out the SSD memory. Now they've confirmed they couldn't care less. With the October 2018 update some people are...
The Blue Ridge VA section of ASQ has really excelled in serving the quality community, and not only for their local members. For some time now they have offered several free webinars every month. Here's a link to the youtube channel where past webinars can be...
If you're involved in process improvement, project management, performance estimation (and just about anything that has multiple factors with variation) you might be interested in Monte Carlo simulation as an analysis tool. Here's access to a free webinar I did...
So here's the headline I'm referencing. Do you think they might have been able to add a bit more value? Bigger Projects Require More Intense Schedule Management
A study has shown that an effective risk management process is the greatest contributor to project success. Unfortunately it's often not used, or if done, not well. For projects, there aren't opportunities for do-overs ... once the time is gone and the money is...
As occurred with ISO 13485, AS 9100 got a boot in risk management requirements with the latest edition. However, surprisingly it only applies to section 8, the operations clauses (e.g., design, purchasing, production, etc.). Yet there are six other clauses...
It's good to see all the conversations around risk management today. More and more people are realizing that having a list of risks and reviewing it occassionally is not really the purpose. What risk management is about is trying to help the organization...
One of the statistics that keeps floating around is that about 80% of new initiatives fail. This can apply to things like Six Sigma, Lean, new computer systems (e.g., ERP), etc. Of course, failure is likely defined differently by different organizations and for...