What is a Pareto Diagram, and How to Use It

Pareto diagrams provide graphical analysis for life science quality managers - showing how much each cause contributes to an outcome or effect. The Pareto chart is a quality improvement tool that is based upon the Pareto principle, the principle that 80% of an outcome comes from 20% of its inputs.

5 Necessary Steps for Building a Risk Assessment Framework

The life science sector is one of the country’s most lucrative industries. It’s currently worth $7.7 billion and is expected to attain a CAGR of 7.8% between 2021, and 2028.  But with huge rewards come huge risks, and the life science industries are abundant with them. From global volatility, intellectual property theft, to strict and...

Scope Creep: Four Basics for Avoiding It

Of all the KPIs monitored within the Life Science industry, scope creep during technology implementations has a tremendous  impact on overall company performance. Scope creep, also known as requirement or feature creep, refers to uncontrolled changes or continuous expansion in a project’s scope. It’s often inevitable. But, if your project stays within scope, other KPIs...

Change – the psychology of crossing the chasm

Adapting to a change in a business model has many hurdles. Mentally preparing to do it might be the biggest hurdle of them all. Change. It is a word that elicits both excitement and fear. Whether it is regulations from a new administration, a company reorganization, implementing new technology, or a new business model, it...

Best Practices for Data Migration: How to Migrate from a Legacy QMS to a Cloud based QMS

Data migration from a legacy quality management system (QMS)  to a cloud-based solution can be a tricky affair but an essential one. Life science manufacturing companies collect significant volumes of documentation and data over time. This data often resides in on-prem antiquated systems that were put in place years ago and have seldom been updated....