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Modern Rules of Quality Management

Posted by Tita Tavares on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

 

Modern Rules of Quality Management
From classic to clever

 

 

Quality management is the golden goose of all business organizations. In our last blog, we explained the benefits of adopting Lean Six Sigma into your business and how it aids in improved product quality.  So now, let’s take it to the next level by giving you a step by step strategy to maintain and manage quality. By implementing Lean Six Sigma-based principles of quality assurance and control, consistent, high quality products should be guaranteed.

 

Here’s a C.L.E.V.E.R. way to remember classic steps of Quality Management.

 

Consumer focus

Understand consumer needs, meet their requirements, and exceed their expectations

Leadership

Leaders should be knowledgeable, problem-solvers who are always striving to exceed business goals

Enhancement

Continual business process improvement of company performance should be a permanent goal

Value teamwork

Promote unity and collaboration within the work environment and approach problems as a team

Effective decision-making

Decisions should be based on the analysis of collected data and information

Routine approach

Managing related processes as a system is more effective and efficient

 

Let’s take a deeper look at consumer focus, leadership, and effective decision-making.

 

Life sciences companies need to look beyond their labs for answers. Quality management goes beyond just product invention.  Consumer focus is a top priority because creating commerce around their needs is essential.  In an article published in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, authors Maddock and Viton discuss this very thought of targeting specific insights to build a business around.  When a company is able to fulfill a need with their inventions, they become innovators who are seen as offering solutions.  Don’t just look to invent something, look to solve a problem.  

 

Secondly, organizations need firm, flexible leaders who are aware that success starts with knowledge and knowledge starts with a thought.  Leaders who are continuous students of the trade become industry thought leaders and organizational influences. Business growth relies on bringing new perspectives to the table that inspires advanced improvements. As published in Boston’s BusinessWire posting, it’s no doubt that the Life Sciences industry is complex and forever changing.

 

Lastly, effective decision-making is at the core of quality management. How one debates and deliberates what is most important when trying to make a decision comes down to prioritization. What is the priority of your job? What is the objective of your project? What are the goals of the company? Questions alike come into mind when anyone in an organization is trying to operate on a daily basis. If we look at our previous PRO Dilemma blog, we learn how to break down the decision-making process. Quality decisions lead to hitting targets.

 

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2 Reasons Why Life Sciences Should Adopt Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Tita Tavares on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

 Enterey Helps Eliminate Risks

The Parallels Between Manufacturing and Pharma:

  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Management
  • Verified Data And Statistics
  • Simplicity

Lean Six Sigma principles of business management are making nothing but positive impacts on our pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Lean Six Sigma was developed by combining Motorola’s original Six Sigma business management strategy with Taiichi Ohno’s “lean” philosophy first utilized in the Toyota Production System. The two ideologies share similar goals of reducing process variation and eliminating waste, and when combined form the optimum approach to business management.

Due to its origins, Lean Six Sigma was originally applied to the manufacturing industry, aiding in improved system design for companies such as General Electric. Over time, however, it has become clear that the benefits of Lean Six Sigma are applicable in many industries beyond manufacturing.

The seamless transition of Lean Six Sigma from manufacturing to pharmaceutical and biotech industries can be contributed to parallel needs.

Lean Six Sigma provides substantial results within pharma, biotech, and medical device organizations by increasing efficiency, cutting costs, and improving process steps, while trimming waste without sacrificing quality. Avoiding errors and reducing consumer risks are the two most significant benefits of adopting Lean Six Sigma into your business.

The quality of your products is directly related to success.  Consumer satisfaction is what keeps you in business. Lean Six Sigma allows you to protect your consumers while improving efficiencies.

If your approach to business doesn’t protect your customers then how do you measure your success?

 

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