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Part 1 of 3: Applying Six Sigma Principles to Client Operations: The Cost of Poor Quality

By John Krawczyk, November 29, 2017

The principles and methodology of Six Sigma are applicable to multiple industries and processes. In all cases, the primary reason these principles are implemented is to eliminate errors, to the greatest extent possible, before they happen. The only way to accomplish this is by starting with an honest assessment of the process, locating the source of the error(s), and making needed correction(s) there. By implementing solutions upstream, where the errors occur, the client will realize much greater confidence in the quality of the final products being sent to the customer. The “quality” of the final product is what the customer is paying for. Quality in this case refers to: safety, price, availability, usefulness, and effectiveness in filling the need(s) that the customer has. All these requirements must be met for the product to be successful. If it’s not safe, why buy it? If it’s too costly or not available, alternatives will be found. If it’s not useful in solving the issue, the customer won’t want to pay for it. So, why buy it?

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Implementing USP Visual Inspection Requirements

By Eamonn Vize, November 21, 2017

The word “visible” in the expression, Visual Inspection of Parenteral Products, has no meaning unless the viewing conditions are specified. 

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Key Takeaways from the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting

By R. J. Filannino, November 17, 2017

 

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Consider New Options

By Dan Mummey, November 15, 2017

Why work at CAI?

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The Most Important Thing That You Don’t Think Affects You!

By Lou Traglia, November 10, 2017

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Is Rework Killing Your Packaging Line Efficiencies?

By Tammy Little, November 7, 2017

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Let Others Make the Mistakes – It is More Efficient

By Glenn Wallace, November 2, 2017

Lessons Learned in Construction

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First 100 Days of a Capital Project

By Bill Deckert, October 31, 2017

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Own Who You Are: Women in Pharma

By Jennifer Lauria Clark, October 27, 2017

On Sunday I will have the pleasure of facilitating a spotlight session on “The Women in Pharma” at the ISPE Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.  We will be meeting from 1415 – 1515 to participate in round table discussions focusing on ourselves.  We will cover topics on leadership, higher education, technical aptitudes, and others that will help you evaluate your current position through your journey of professional and personal growth.  Each of our round tables will answer different questions, but this one will be asked at every table – “What guides your approach to leadership, and how do you encourage your team to be motivated and inspired?”

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Five Keys to Manufacturing Success

By R. J. Filannino, October 26, 2017

"...there are five dominant management systems required to achieve manufacturing performance.... Each element drives an important priority within the organization. An imbalance in any direction will create a gap and introduce unnecessary organization variation, impacting product quality."

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