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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. Design is based on international standards, excellence guidelines and/or widely accepted frameworks. Processes are monitored using audits and performance metrics, and corrective measures taken based on root cause analysis. We’ve consulted to Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses, nonprofit organizations, and start-ups. More than 700 organizations have sent individuals to our public workshops, including the manufacturing, healthcare, education, government and service sectors.

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ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Many organizations have recurring problems that their corrective action process does not effectively address. The cause is often inadequate depth of the analysis … fixing only the physical and not the system causes. We teach people how to distinguish… [ more ]

Upcoming Events

August 2019

August 15 - Conducting a webinar on Why Management System Audits Should Utilize ISO 19011:2018 for ComplianceIQ.

September 2019

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 2019

October 17 - Conducting a webinar on How to Select & Use the Right Performance Metrics for ComplianceIQ.

Musings: My Blog

Second Edition of RCA Book Now Available

The first edition was published in 2008, so I was really looking forward to adding what I've learned since then.  The 2nd edition is now posted on the ASQ Quality Press website, so should be available for ordering.  Here's a summary of the changes: Root Cause...

Bad Quality Trend

I'm amazed at how frequently things go wrong.  In my recent experiences 80% of the time.  Here are some details: - Failure - Had new garage door installed.  Tech shorted out a wire to my alarm system which took out the phone line for 3 days (phone...

Automated RCA

 An interesting article on automated RCA by MicroSoft: https://sdtimes.com/memory-corruption-issues/microsoft-root-cause-analysis-vulnscan/ It's only a matter of time before this also becomes the norm for organizational process failures as digitialization of...

(Un)Advanced Quality

I thought I'd see what people might be thinking about what it would take to move to a more advanced level of quality, so I googled the term.  Just about all items coming up were about eQMS (computer software for managing quality systems) and lean/six-sigma....

Sold Out!

 The Who:  Amazon The What:  My book on Root Cause Analysis The When:  Today The How Much:  Inventory was about 18 three weeks ago. Of course they'll be restocked in a few days. I always enjoy watching the sales...

Roy Orbison Returns (as a Hologram)

So what does this have to do with quality?  Well I could have simply watched some Roy Orbison videos on YouTube, but wanted to see the holotechnology in action.  It was pretty decent. And it didn't seem like a ghost, although I'm sure they could modify it...

Second Edition of RCA Book Coming Up!

 I submitted the revised manuscript last week to the publisher.  Don't know when it will be done, but looking forward to seeing it out.  About 30% additional material over the 2009 edition.  Now, on to my next new book!

Another OS Debacle

Absolutely amazing ... Now it's Apple.  A recent OS update (5.1) for the watch locks up the device and it must be returned!Methinks there is a major issue with lousy software testing at both MicroSoft and Apple.

What’s This Quality 4.0?

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,...

And This is What They’re Doing!

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!

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