LNS Research in Cambridge, MA recently published a survey (LNS Research, The Global State of EQMS, 2013) on manufacturers that have automated their quality systems. The survey results, compiled from more than 500 responses from manufacturers in various industries, reveal a number of interesting drivers that motivated them to take on this initiative. For purposes of our blog, we will focus exclusively on the Life Science respondents, who accounted for 18.8% of all received responses.Read more
Recently, I was asked by a client to provide guidelines on good practices for the control of electronic documents within FDA regulated environments. After discussing internally with my team I realized this is something we've been doing for years. Recognizing that end users are looking for ways to better manage and utilize their content, we've decided to give it a shot and propose a model on mastering the discipline of Electronic Content Control (SECC (the S is for SOLABS, so if it doesn't work, you can blame it on us!).Read more
It's that time of the year again: Our SOLABS QM user group meeting is just around the corner! It's always a great pleasure to exchange with quality assurance professionals on the use of eQMS in the Life Sciences industry. This year is special because our SOLABS QM 10.0 product is completed and one of the key contributors to its development will be presenting with me: Michael Meighu.
That's it, IT is everywhere.
Even considering my immense passion for software, I do appreciate a little time off from technology. My late father, who was a lawyer and clearly a great protector of an individual's right to privacy told me about 20 years ago: "You know son with all these emerging technologies, privacy for individuals is over, forget all about it." This was certainly a surprising statement coming from him. "I can't believe I am hearing this from you", I quickly responded. I have no recollection of what he had said before that or afterwards, but I do remember feeling like my father was warning me and that I would be better off living a clean life.Read more
A recent blog posted by Mehul Shah from LNS Research titled Companies with EQMS Outperform Others in OEE Performance, makes a strong case for the efficiency benefits that organizations obtain after implementation of an automated quality management system (eQMS). The blog describes implementation of an eQMS as offering organizations a “robust, centralized and standardized, solution for globally inspecting quality process data and content”.Read more