process - quality - performance

Selected Articles
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 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 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 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 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 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 more.
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