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 seen some inklings of the food industry moving towards looking for fraud (incorrect ingredients or labeling), and the AS 9100 series of standards for aerospace calls out the need to manage (and therefore also audit for) counterfeit parts.  Given the number of failures that have occurred due to ethical lapses we’re likely to see more demand for this.  Here’s a related blog post from the IIA: