The Complete Guide to X-bar Charts for Quality Control

While quality control tools take different forms, one of the oldest and most indispensable is the X-bar chart. Used in conjunction with its partner, the R-chart, the X-bar chart offers quality control personnel a way to analyze defects or variations of a process from a grouping of samples. This post takes a deep dive into quality control, quality control charts, and how using an X-bar chart can be a significant factor in achieving greater quality control of life science manufacturing.

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...

Women in Leadership: Making Business Better

We continue celebrating #WomenInQuality with another article that explores women in leadership roles. It has been a topic of interest for quite some time about getting more women into leadership roles, and, though there is a lot of public support and interest in pursuing this goal, change is not happening at a very accelerated rate....

How Women in the Workforce Impact Quality

There is no doubt that having women in your business increases the quality of your business. Many studies have shown that having women in the workplace increases profitability, improves the customer experience, and make a company more socially responsible. Peterson Institute, GFP Index, Forbes are just a  few examples. However, women are still discriminated against...

Quality Culture: How your QMS Should be Built into its Foundation

In honor of World Quality Month, let’s discuss the importance of creating a culture of quality. Building a quality culture within a company is no easy task but the ROI is immeasurable. A culture of quality that runs through all aspects of your business not only improves the end product, it also improves the quality...

Connecting the Dots in Life Sciences: Part 3 – Binders

Electronic Binders: Access everything you need in one place. The evolution of Quality Management System (QMS) platforms is happening now.  Life Sciences organizations need the flexibility of a cloud-based, ready-to-use solution with fully integrated features to support a company’s quality operations at every stage of its growth in manufacturing. When the QMS lacks integration with...

Connecting the Dots in Life Sciences: Part 2 – Electronic Forms

Electronic Forms: Create validated electronic forms on demand. There are obvious benefits derived when transitioning from manual processes or on-premise systems to an electronic, automated quality management system (QMS) in the cloud. Benefits range from process efficiency, flexibility, accuracy and greater access to data and analytics. In a survey of life science companies by KPMG,...

KPIs and their Link to A Culture of Quality

Capitalizing on the information provided by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has a direct relationship to how well your company delivers quality products. The best way to ensure quality is to create an on-going and consistent culture of quality. The key word here is “culture”–a holistic and easily-recognized standard that is embraced at all levels within...