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Business Category: Improve Business Processes


What Is Continuous Improvement?

What if your sales increased from $100,000 to $110,000 per day and your profit increased from $10,000 to $11,000 – did you improve by 10%? The answer is “no” – no improvement occurred. In fact, your process deteriorated. Sure, revenue increased, but was this really improvement? Let’s look at an example and truly figure out, what is continuous improvement? Continue reading…

Do You Understand Process Variability Causes?

For those who work with processes, we know that variability is the key factor. The desired state is more consistency and less variability. When processes have wide variability and inconsistent results, we call the process out of control. When processes operate within established limits, the process is considered in control. So how can we understand process variability? Continue reading…

How to Reduce Document Control Mistakes

There are many document control mistakes your company can make, but first off what is document control? Document control is required in order for a Quality Management System to be compliant with ISO 9001. The same is true for other standards, guidelines, and regulations — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) , the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and many other laws and guidelines require that you have control over your documentation. Continue reading…