process - quality - performance
Process by Design
Well designed and managed business processes are critical to achieving sustainable growth and a culture of quality and continuous improvement. They are action-oriented manifestations of management's philosophy and messages about quality and business goals...read more.
Designing Your Quality Culture Through Quality Best Practices
If you are reading this article then you are likely interested in better understanding the myriad issues associated with improving your organization's quality practices and quite possibly, its reputation with employees, customers and the public as well....read more.
Transitioning from an Owner-Founder to a Sustainable Growth Business
Owning and operating a business is a dream come true for thousands of Americans every year. In 2009, over 550,000 new businesses were started according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. And this number does not include the thousands of Americans who are self-employed as a result of the economic downturn but who have not officially declared themselves owner-founders. While it is a dream come true, owning and operating a business is not for the faint of heart....read more.
Implementing a Strategic PAT Program
Imagine a group of pharmaceutical manufacturing experts who convene to discuss the FDA's Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative and over the course of two days never once delve into near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) -- or virtually any other on-line technology....Far from being a glaring omission, however, the relative absence of such discussion provided a striking confirmation of the real opportunity that PAT offers pharmaceutical companies: a chance to acheive systematic improvement in manufacturability through application of holistic, strategic implementation framework designed to generate significant business benefits...read more.
PAT: It's All About Value
One of the founding principles of the PAT initiative, stated by Ajaz Hussain, the FDA's Deputy Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is to improve process understanding. Improved process understanding enables manufacturers to determine precisely where the greatest risks and opportunities lie in their operations and strategicallly address them...read more.
Developing a Virtual Delivery Capacity
Growing a small organization can be challenging for a myriad of reasons. One of the most common challenges is understanding how to expand delivery capability before you can afford to hire W-2 employees. The good news is development of a Virtual Delivery Capability (VDC) is a solution that could position you on a strong growth trajectory and introduce you to some new sources of both talent and innovation...read more.
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