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Getting Started with Risk in ISO 9001:2015

This white paper will overview the major shifts that ISO 9001:2015 presents within the context of risk, mainly focusing on building your quality management system around risk.

Quality Management, White Paper

Successfully Incorporating Risk in ISO 9001:2015

Download this white paper to learn how a risk-focused quality management system (QMS) streamlines compliance by creating an entire system around a central focus. Centralizing your system helps you maintain compliance while keeping up with the faced-paced changes and new business challenges.

Quality Management, Compliance Snapshot

The Proactive Industrial Hygiene Management System

The benefits of creating a proactive approach to Industrial Hygiene (IH) concerns goes beyond reactive assessments and lowering the incident/injury rate. In a proactive approach, IH professionals dedicate their time and energy into understanding and evaluating hazards and risks, and taking actions and assigning controls to prevent injuries and exposures.

EHS, Webinar

Integrating EHS&S and ISO Harmonization to Drive Operational Excellence

This white paper is Part 1 of a 3-part series on EHS&S and Operational Excellence. This edition will explore how organizations can address their opportunities and threats (i.e. the effects of uncertainty) using harmonized management systems. It will also consider technological issues around software systems used to support the requirement for harmonization when working towards operational excellence.

EHS, White Paper

How to Mitigate Risk Through the Life Science Supply Chain

As if compliance is not difficult enough in the enterprise, the pressures to manage quality across all suppliers are a huge challenge. While your own operations may be of a high standard and under constant supervision, suppliers are inevitably less transparent, and this can pose a threat to your organisation both financially and in terms of reputation, if something should go wrong.
Join EtQ for this essential webinar to discover how new technologies draw on the power of the cloud and the latest integration capabilities, including an inside glance at how Kimberly-Clark are making use of these technologies.

Life Science, Webinar

Using Technology to Turn Operational Excellence Vision into Reality

When one hears the phrase “Operational Excellence” they think process improvement or increasing efficiency in the process. But most companies struggle to turn their Operational Excellence (OPEX) vision into reality. What happens AFTER you design your OPEX program? How do you improve effectiveness and efficiency while maintaining compliance and reducing risk?

In this session we look to answer those questions by demonstrating how your refined process can translate into an electronic system that can help turn vision into reality.

EHS, Webinar

Multi-Tenant or Secure Dedicated Cloud?

In this webinar, experts will explore a practical approach to risk management planning, the tools available for identifying and managing risks, and how to incorporate risk into an existing process.

Quality Management, 5 Minute Webinar

Risk Management Strategies for Quality Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry

In this webinar, experts will explore a practical approach to risk management planning, the tools available for identifying and managing risks, and how to incorporate risk into an existing process.

Life Sciences, Webinar

QEHS and Sustainability Performance Management: Using a Single, Integrated Management System to Improve Performance

This webinar will look into why the management system needs to engage the workforce in daily activities while providing executive visibility into quality, EHS, risk and sustainability performance across the enterprise.

EHS, Quality Management, Webinar

Tech Paper: Integration Options

Learn more about how integration with EtQ enables you to reduce time and cost of implementation, eliminate quality gaps, prevent poor data and quality, shorten inventory cycles and minimize risk in product releases.

Quality Management, Brochure

EtQ Reliance Validation Overview

Learn more about how EtQ Reliance handles validation upon implementation, leaving companies with limited effort and thereby saving a tremendous amount of time and resources.

Quality Management, Brochure

EtQ Reliance Validation Services

Learn more about how EtQ met their full criterion of cost-effective pricing, AS 400 integration, flexibility, mobility, extension and more.

Quality Management, Brochure

EtQ Professional and Technical Support Options

Learn how EtQ aims to provide customers with the best possible service to maximize their investment and complement our products.

Quality Management, Brochure

Deploying EtQ’s Cloud Ready Solution for Life Sciences

In this brochure learn how EtQ provides a fully compliant quality and compliance management solution that is flexible enough to meet the needs of regulated companies, while providing several options for managed services in the cloud.

Life Sciences, Brochure

How Proactive Risk Management Reduces Recalls in the Life Science Industry

Learn how having a good Quality Management System (QMS) provides a proactive solution to handling risk, reducing the risk of recalls and improving overall quality systems.

Life Sciences, Compliance Snapshot

An Integrated Approach to Air Safety: Integrated Airline Management for the Airline Industry

Airlines face numerous compliance challenges, including complying with regulations and initiatives set forth by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and regulatory bodies. With all of the compliance pressures occurring within the airline industry, whether it is safety; environmental; quality; or financial, there has become an urgent need for an Integrated Airline Management System (IAMS).

Aviation, White Paper

Key Elements of ISO 9001:2015

Learn about the 2015 standard and how it provides a more integrated approach to standard frameworks.

Quality Management, White Paper

The QEHS Guide to Operational Excellence

Learn about a proven process for using an integrated Quality and Environmental Health and Safety (QEHS) System to support operational excellence.

EHS, Quality Management, White Paper

Real Life Lessons About Food Safety Compliance

Learn about how automated tools help address risk associated with particular markets.

Food & Beverage, White Paper

How Technology can Help You Better Manage Your Supply Chain

Learn how a comprehensive supply chain management system ensures that both your up- and down-stream partners are meeting any requirements that you have determined would ensure your product is safe, wholesome and healthy.

Food & Beverage, White Paper

Research Spotlight: Maintaining Due Diligence and Objectivity in EQMS Solution Selection

In this Research Spotlight LNS Research will explore the critical aspects of architecting a plan for EQMS selection and how to avoid these pitfalls.

EHS, Quality Management, White Paper

Has Corrective Action Become a Roadblock to your Quality System?

No matter the scope or severity, CAPA is the ultimate catchall for events in the system. This becomes a problem when the "critical" CAPAs - those events that have the most impact on the business as a whole, become lost in the pile, hidden among non-critical, immediately correctible events, and virtually invisible to the enterprise.

Quality Management, White Paper

A Guide to Applying the Four Pillars of ICH Q10

The Pharmaceutical industry, much like any industry regulated under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has an obligation to deliver products to market of the utmost level of quality and safety. Anything less and these companies risk facing recalls, losing creditability and brand equity, as well as revenue.

Life Sciences, White Paper

How to Define and Build a Risk Management Strategy for Quality and Compliance Management Systems

Learn how risk is becoming a way many organizations have sought to help streamline their compliance in an objective and systematic way.

Quality Management, White Paper

8 Traits of an Effective Corrective Action System

While a very important part of compliance, corrective action is often implemented and used inefficiently. Too many corrective actions, not enough data, or disjointed workflow can hinder a corrective action. The most important element to corrective action is ensuring that actions are taken quickly and effectively.

Quality Management, White Paper

Is Your Document Control System Effective? 8 Signs that It Is

No matter the industry, Document Control is one of the most common applications in compliance today. It's an integral part of the Quality systems because it sets the foundation for doing business in a compliance context.

Quality Management, White Paper

Steps to Implementing a Successful Employee Training Management System

In any business, there is plenty of change that happens on a daily basis. To keep up with this rapid cycle of change, companies need to educate employees. This is done through training management.

Quality Management, White Paper

Risky Business: Why Excluding Suppliers from Your Quality Processes Could Cost You

Suppliers play a major role in bringing products to market. This means that the product received from suppliers must be of the highest quality and level of safety possible—this is a must because stakeholders not only rely on their suppliers to help bring products to market, they also rely on them to help maintain their brand image. Learn why including suppliers in your business processes makes collaboration between supplier and stakeholder faster and less prone to error.

Quality Management, White Paper

Better Together: The Convergence of EHS and QMS

Many businesses are reevaluating their current technology portfolio, seeking ways to integrate and consolidate systems and solutions to streamline operations, while maximizing return on investment. One such convergence that is gaining traction is that of Quality Management and Environmental Health and Safety Systems.

EHS, Quality Management, White Paper

Harmonize Food Safety through Integration

The Food and Beverage industry is increasingly adapting the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as its “stamp” of high quality and safety. In fact, many leading organizations today will only work with GFSI-compliant suppliers. The GFSI-benchmarked food safety schemes—SQF, BRC and IFS for example—are driving organizations to seek methods of enhancing visibility into their quality and safety operations.

Food & Beverage, White Paper

The eMDR Requirement: Best Practices for Enhancing Collaboration with the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with the job of ensuring that all products produced within medical device, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and all other industries are produced safely and effectively. As market demand increases for the need of quick product cycles and the distribution of regulated products, the ability to react quickly to an adverse event must be considered.

Life Sciences, White Paper

Supplier Food Safety: Do You Have Visibility in Your Supply Chain?

Suppliers within any industry play an important role in bringing products to market. Companies rely on and trust their suppliers to provide them with the ingredients needed to properly manufacture their products and meet the pressures of keeping up with industry demand. However, in today's demanding food chain, there is an ever-increasing level of complexity to supply chain management.

Food & Beverage, White Paper

From Farm to Fork: A Best Practice Guide to Food Safety

Now, more than ever, all food chain stakeholders are required to demonstrate their commitment to food safety and quality. This paper will describe how automating an FSMS will streamline processes and procedures related to HACCP, ISO 22000, and SQF—ensuring compliance to regulations in the food and beverage industry.

Food & Beverage, White Paper

Why Global Businesses Thrive on Harmonization

As organizations vary from site to site, they work toward the common goal of producing a high quality product. But as larger corporations grow, individual sites tend to deviate in corporate-mandated processes. With these deviations adding up, eventually there will be too much diversity across these individual sites, resulting in disconnected processes from one site to the next.

Quality Management, White Paper

How the Food and Beverage Industry can utilize a QMS’s Recall Management Tool to Improve Efficiency in the Recall Processes

In the Food and Beverage industry, brand equity is imperative to an organization’s success. During the past few years, there has been an increase in publicity surrounding recalls of products such as peanut butter, spinach, and pet food. Measures must be put in place to effectively mitigate the risk of a recall, or in the event that a recall is necessary, manage the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Food & Beverage, White Paper

Improving Efficiency in the Recall Process by using a Quality Management System

Having to conduct a recall is one of the most trying experiences in any organization mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If it is determined that a recall is the only available course of action, it is imperative for an organization to have a system in place to guide them through the recall process from beginning to end, ensuring it is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible and nothing is left out of the quality loop.

Quality Management, White Paper

An Insider’s Guide to Selecting an Environmental Health and Safety Management Software System

In today's dynamic and demand-driven market, the need to implement enterprise technology to keep pace with rapidly evolving operational, production and compliance environments is key to success. With a high demand and a large vendor landscape, it sometimes becomes difficult to discern which systems provide the greatest value and guarantee a successful implementation.

EHS, White Paper

An Insider's Guide to Selecting a Quality Management Software System

As demand for Quality Management solutions grow, so does the vendor landscape - more software vendors are providing solutions for Quality and Compliance Management than ever before. With a high demand and a large vendor landscape, it sometimes becomes difficult to discern which systems provide the greatest value and guarantee a successful implementation.

Quality Management, White Paper

Integrating Quality, Risk, and EH&S in the Life Sciences Industry

Because of the industry’s close relation to consumer health and well-being, organizations competing in life sciences have a unique set of hurdles around quality, risk, and Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S). This LNS Research Spotlight helps executives on the quality journey understand the framework for building this holistic quality platform, empowering them to strengthen their existing strategies.

Life Sciences, White Paper

Localization: Streamlining Communications Across Continents

With organizations sharing knowledge and information across these global enterprises, it is important to effectively translate all aspects of the software to ensure that communication is harmonized throughout the organization. Localization technology makes this possible. In order for a system to be properly localized, it needs to be translated completely.

Quality Management, White Paper

Managing your Risk Has its Rewards: Making the Case for Risk Assessment in Streamlining your Quality and Compliance Processes

In today's Quality Management systems, the ability to control and correct processes is key to maintaining a high level of compliance within an organization, and in many cases, the ability to discern the overall impact of events is a subjective determination, which can result in major errors and affect the overall compliance within an organization, and possibly lead to increased legal liability.

Quality Management, White Paper

Not all SaaS Solutions are Created Equal: Determining Which SaaS Model is the Best Fit for Your Company

Today’s software systems have undergone a major evolution in how they are delivered to the customer. Customers now have options when it comes to software deployment— on premises or on demand. On demand, or more commonly known as Software as a Service (SaaS), is leveling the playing field by making enterprise software more accessible to organizations that previously could not afford to implement on premises.

Quality Management, White Paper

Pharmaceutical Compliance that Spans the Supply Chain: Considerations for Extending the Quality System Beyond Your Enterprise

Today's rise in globalization means that the pharmaceutical market is operating on a grander scale than ever before. Pharmaceutical organizations typically extend manufacturing to suppliers or contract manufacturers, who directly affect the quality of the product. These suppliers are located around the world—globalization has eradicated distance and time zones and has unified the pharmaceutical market. However, for suppliers to effectively operate within this global environment, harmonization is needed.

Life Sciences, White Paper

Quality Management and Change Management: Ensuring a Change for the Better

Change, as the saying goes, is the only constant. This also applies to changes to product or process. Regardless of industry—whether automotive, medical, or food for example—there eventually comes a need for change. Inevitably, an organization will need to change a process or product at some point in its lifecycle in order to keep up with growing market demand and to keep pace with the competition. The process leading up to change execution is always complicated and needs to be managed properly in order to result in an effective outcome.

Quality Management, White Paper

Risk Management and its Effect on the Environmental Health and Safety System

In the EHS industry, there is a focus on reducing job-related incidents, in order to promote a safer workforce and to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies. Tackling issues before they have a chance to arise and spread throughout the enterprise helps to ensure that potential events are stopped before they begin. Risk Management is one of the methods for mitigating adverse events.

EHS, White Paper

Taking Quality Outside Your Four Walls: An Integrated Approach to Supplier Quality Management

Lack of visibility of quality into the supply-chain can often have an adverse effect on the business, leading to poor quality of product, lost inventory due to quality issues, or even stock-outs of particular product lines. How can companies streamline their supplier quality management to increase visibility into the supply-chain, and incorporate their quality standards and practices down the supply chain?

Quality Management, White Paper

Uncovering the Hidden Factory by Integrating your Systems

There is a mysterious, secret hidden factory lurking in your organization, but don't go searching in the plant to find it. This factory is hidden because there is a lack of communication between your Enterprise Resource Planning system or Manufacturing Execution System, which is tracking nonconforming materials and your Quality Management System, which is tracking the corrective action of the process behind these nonconformances.

Quality Management, White Paper

Classic Approach to Modern Food Safety

Learn how the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) can help manage the four pillars of food safety.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

Product Specification Management as a Communication Tool for Suppliers

Learn how the Product Specification Management (PSM) module improves the management of developing a product through its components, subcomponents and costs.

Quality Management, Compliance Snapshot

Food for Thought: Ensuring Food Safety and Quality

Learn some key programs that will ensure that the food safety and quality area of your business is covered.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

Cleanup Crew: How a Comprehensive Sanitation Program is Beneficial

Learn why it is critical to determine who will be doing the sanitation activities and ensure they have received the necessary training to maintain a clean and sanitary facility.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

How Technology Solutions Can Ease FSMA Compliance

Learn how the right FSMS will help you automate, integrate and standardize your food safety, quality and compliance processes.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

Improving EHS Value through Automation

Learn more about five capabilities that will help you improve EHS initiatives through automation in this paper.

EHS, Compliance Snapshot

EHS and QMS, a Match Made in Heaven

This paper looks into the best practices of integrating these two systems to describe how this provides superior value to any business.

EHS, Quality Management, Compliance Snapshot

Say Hello to Automated Incident Management and Goodbye to High Incident Rates

In this paper, learn how the Incident Management System helps you manage this process while effectively reducing chance of error and how it provides an automated method of handling any adverse events that enter the system.

EHS, Compliance Snapshot

Achieving First Class Aviation Compliance with an Integrated Management System

In this paper, learn about managing aviation compliance, with an Integrated Aviation Management System (IAMS) and how an IAMS is able to integrate with former statutes and regulations set by the International Air Transport Association.

Aviation, Compliance Snapshot

Tools to Manage EHS Risk

In this paper, learn how an EHS System’s Risk Management tool allows an organization to mitigate risk and take proactive action against adverse events.

EHS, Compliance Snapshot

Gaining Visibility and Control through Automating Food Safety Programs

In this paper, learn how to promote control and visibility within your Food Safety and Quality System to comply with regulatory and industry requirements, mitigate risks and adverse events, promote document traceability and automate processes within your organization.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

The Evolution and Benefits of eMDR for FDA Compliance

In this paper, learn about the evolution and benefits of using eMDR.

Life Sciences, Compliance Snapshot

Taking Control of Allergen Management

When developing your Food Safety Management System, a key area to focus on is allergen control and management. In this paper, learn some tips on developing a robust allergen management program.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

Automating Your Food Safety Programs for Greater Visibility and Control

In this paper, learn how automating your food safety programs will add greater visibility and control over your everyday activities to ensure both internal resources and external partners are engaged in standardized food safety best practices.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

7 Steps to an Easier HARPC Plan

In this paper, learn the steps to implementing a HARPC plan and how EtQ can support your goals.

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

Lowering Recall Risk to Raise Brand Equity

In this paper learn about several methods available for companies to lower their recall risk including implementing food safety initiatives to enhance quality and safety in the production process, or adopting technology solutions such as a Food Safety Management System (FSMS).

Food & Beverage, Compliance Snapshot

Strategies for Success in ISO 14001:2015: What You Need to Know

This webinar will provide a deep dive into the areas of most significant change to the ISO 14001:2015 Standard and provide some insight into how organizations can address the new requirements.

EHS, Webinar

Mitigating Risk in the Supply Chain: Key factors to Consider for Food Safety Outside Your Four Walls

In this webinar we will look at the risk management activities that organizations are employing to create greater visibility and control in supplier management, building better relationships, and encouraging the supply chain to participate in the quality management process, while limiting risks along the way.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

EHS Spring Cleaning: Eliminating Unwanted Safety Events Across Your Organization

In this webinar learn how companies like DuPont are taking a risk-based approach to safety and incident management, and how they are building in key metrics to influence change within their organization. Lastly, we will look at how these impactful changes can leverage safety management systems to automate the process.

EHS, Webinar

Risk Management outside Your Four Walls: Implementing Risk Strategies for the Supply Chain

In this webinar, we look at the various elements that focus on the ability to connect with the supply chain, while maintaining an acceptable level of compliance. We look at the risk management activities that organizations are employing to create greater visibility and control in supplier management, building better relationships, and encouraging the supply chain to participate in the quality management process, while limiting risks along the way.

Quality Management, Webinar

How to Manage Risk Throughout Medical Device Product Development Cycle and Beyond

In this webinar, will discuss the foundations of risk and the application of risk management to medical devices before and after market launch and the evolution of our modern concept of risk and will provide practical guidance on how to minimize risk throughout the product development cycle.

Life Sciences, Webinar

GHS-Chemical Hazard Data: Its Complexity, Use, Availability and Overall Impact on Your Organization

The changing global regulatory environment continues to raise challenges for the industry. An example is the adoption of the Global Harmonized System (GHS). In this webinar, we will discuss the impacts of the various adoptions of GHS, the challenges organizations face, and the methods Tetra Tech and EtQ are utilizing to help users meet those challenges.

EHS, Webinar

A Review of the Expectations and Trends in Third-Party Supplier Audits

As regulators continue to demand greater oversight of third-party suppliers, integrating a greater number of audits, solidifying audit procedures and working with suppliers to communicate standards and requirements is essential. In this webinar we discuss the importance of third-party audit programs, review types and uses of different audits, understand how to make audit data work for you and more.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

Strategies for Success in ISO 14001:2015: What You Need to Know

The ISO 14001 standard was revised in September 2015—changes made to the standard ensure that it responds to the latest trends and is compatible with other standards. This webinar will provide a deep dive into the areas of most significant change to the ISO 14001:2015 standard and provide some insight into how organizations can address the new requirements.

EHS, Webinar

FSMA Is Upon Us: How to Prepare for the FSVP Rule

In This webinar we provide an overview of FSMA and the specific rules that are rolling out over the next few months and how that will affect your business.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

A Holistic Approach to Risk Management

In this short webinar presented by Aloft Group, Tom Lintner discusses the benefits of building a Risk Management Program within your organization, and some of the methods and tools that you can use to put Risk Management at the forefront of your operations.

Aviation, Webinar

The Risk Management Primer: Getting Started with Risk in ISO 9001:2015

In this webinar, we will explore a practical approach to Risk Management planning, the tools available for identifying and managing risks, and how standards such as ISO 9001:2015 are incorporating risk into its requirements.

Quality Management, Webinar

Establishing a Risk Management Plan for Compliance and Pharmacovigilance

In this webinar, EtQ and HighPoint Solutions will cover the regulations around the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Risk Management Plan and also the Food and Drug Association's (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). We will also look into the industry and company challenges related to these processes.

Life Sciences, Webinar

FSMA Inspection & Audit Readiness - A Practical Guide

In this webinar, we will discuss how to be audit and inspection ready at all times. It will include a discussion on the challenges and best practices around internal audits, customer audits, supplier audits and GFSI certification audits. We will also outline some of the ways you can leverage technology to provide better management of your Audit Program.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

The New EHS Performance-Based Paradigm: Enabling Operational Excellence with a Holistic Technology Framework

In this webinar LNS Research Analysts Paul Leavoy and Rob Harrison will present new research and recommendations for achieving Operational Excellence through improved connection to EHS metrics, processes, and supporting technology.

EHS, Webinar

Best Practices for Effective Complaint Management and Regulatory Submission

The FDA has published its final rule that as of August 13, 2015 eMDR will be mandatory for all manufacturers and importers. In this webinar, we will look at the upcoming eMDR requirement, and the benefits of using an integrated complaint management system tied to eMDR.

Life Sciences, Webinar

Preventing Listeria Contamination – A Practical Guide to Food Safety Controls

In 2015, there have been numerous recalls due to post-lethal contamination of food products with Listeria monocytogenes. Efforts to prevent contamination with Listeria monocytogenes must be conducted at all levels of production. This is a difficult task given the fact that L. monocytogenes is so widespread in the environment. In this webinar, we provide practical guidelines for preventing contamination of products with L. monocytogenes, including controls directed toward preventing contamination of product surfaces and preventing the establishment and growth of the organism in niches in the food processing/preparation environment.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

EQMS Solution Selection Best Practices for Global Enterprises

The results are in: Research has shown that Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) has proven to dramatically transform operations for the better. And organizations are taking notice—recent research based on more than 1,200 global organizations reveals that 40% of companies were in the planning stages of EQMS in 2014, a number that has risen swiftly over the past decade. In this webinar, LNS Research analyst Rob Harrison will present a roadmap for steering the process to successful selection and deployment of EQMS.

EHS, Quality Management, Webinar

Improving Risk Management in Food Compliance

In this webinar, EtQ’s Food and Beverage Product Manager, Traci Slowinski, will outline the paths for success that companies can take to implement a Risk-based strategy, as well as how common Risk Management tools are used in the Food and Beverage industry.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

Managing Incidents Wisely: The Need For a Closed-Loop, Risk-Based Process

In this webinar, EtQ’s Fotios Filacouris will review the benefits of incorporating risk methods into the Incident Management process. Join us as we demonstrate how automated EHS solutions enable you to build a closed-loop, risk-based process, and provide visibility, control, and traceability from event detection to event correction.

EHS, Webinar

GFSI Compliance and Automated Food Safety Management Systems—What Does it Mean to Your Organization?

Join us in this webinar as we discuss challenges of a food safety system without integrated processes, best practices to integrate an FSMS within the food and beverage industry, how risk management tools can be effective in prioritizing actions against potential risk, how integration increases food safety management effectiveness and how you can incorporate suppliers into your food safety system.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

Practical Risk Management: How to Integrate ISO 14971 into your Product Development Lifecycle

This practical course will highlight key deliverables and how to generate them, reference warning letters and 483s for examples of what and what not to do, and identify when and how to integrate risk management with the typical medical device product development lifecycle.

Life Sciences, Webinar

A Review of Air France's Approach to Safety Risk Management

Join EtQ and Air France as we look at Air France's Risk Management process based on reactive, proactive and predictive approaches integrating ARMS Methodology and how it was implemented in EtQ Reliance.

Aviation, Webinar

Predictive Risk Management Using the Bowtie Method

Risk Management Software is becoming the new benchmark for compliance. It is a systematic method for identifying hazards, assessing and measuring the risk of those hazards, and taking proportionate action based on the risk. In particular, the Bowtie Risk Assessment method is an effective means of analyzing and assessing risk. Learn why Bowtie Risk is an effective method of Risk Management and how it works, how to apply Bowtie Risk within your organization and how to leverage existing data sources to improve monitoring of operational risk management software performance. We discuss why Bowtie Risk is an effective method of Risk Management Software and how it works, and how to apply Bowtie risk within your organization.

Aviation, Webinar

The Global Quality Workflow: Making the Transition from Manual to Automated Compliance Processes

Watch how EtQ and Novo Nordisk A/S to learn how automated global quality management systems provide the speed and efficiency to keep up with the rapid product lifecycle, mitigate risk, and ensure excellent quality.

Life Sciences, Webinar

How to Gain Control and Visibility in Your HACCP Process

Watch EtQ and special guest, Jacqueline Southee from FSSC 22000, as we outline the specific updates to FSSC 22000 and illustrate some of the key points on how you can leverage tools to gain better visibility and control in your FSMS.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

Creating an Integrated Compliance System: Kimberly-Clark's Quality Management Solution Tied to SalesForce.com

As businesses grow and expand, they often see an increase in complexity. This comes from a global market, rapid pace of business and consumer demand, and more and more business systems to keep up with the pace of business. Amidst this complexity, compliance and quality are at a premium—companies need to keep up with their demand, and maintain a high level of compliance. Many leading organizations are seeking ways to improve operations, while keeping compliance as the central "hub" for their business, leading to the need for integrated management solutions. Watch how Kimberly-Clark was able to achieve an integrated management system by linking its Quality Complaint Handling system to its Salesforce.com (SFDC) platform. See how this enabled the company to increase visibility, response times, and connection from post-market events to quality and compliance processes. We explain why integration of SFDC with the quality system has resulted in significant lead time reductions, elimination of manual processes, enhanced visibility and improved reporting capability.

Quality Management, Webinar

How the Food Safety Management System Improves Compliance and Reduces Risk

Watch SQFI present the trends and findings within the food safety industry, on nonconformances and challenges. Co-presented with EtQ, we look at those challenges, and explain how automated solutions can help identify, automate, and mitigate potential food safety risks and achieve compliance.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

Risk-Based Safety Management System: Key Components for Applying Safety Risk to EHS

Watch how you can reduce risk within your enterprise Safety Management System. You will learn how to improve compliance and cut costs in your safety management system using these automated tools.

EHS, Webinar

The Benefits of Bowtie Risk Management

Watch us look at the best practices in defining proactive and reactive risk factors for an organization and the critical areas where risk can be applied in EHS initiatives to ensure the highest level of quality and compliance.

EHS, Quality Management, Webinar

The Role of Risk Management in Compliance Systems

Watch us conduct a deep dive into the role of Risk Management in compliance, quality and EHS, and provide analysis and research from Forrester including the best practices for managing risk and compliance.

EHS, Quality Management, Webinar

Implementing Risk Management for Regulatory Compliance

Learn from leading industry experts on the relationship between risk management and risk assessment, the use of risk tools in common compliance processes, and the importance of risk reporting.

Life Sciences, Webinar

Why Risk Management is Important in Quality and Compliance Management Systems

We explore the strategy behind Risk in compliance, the methods most often used in Risk Management today, and how to apply Risk Management to ensure a greater level of quality and compliance.

Quality Management, Webinar

Risk Management in Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems

Watch us look at the best practices in defining proactive and reactive risk factors for an organization and the critical areas where risk can be applied in EHS initiatives to ensure the highest level of quality and compliance.

EHS, Webinar

Integrating Risk and Quality Management in Life Sciences

Watch us conduct a deep dive on the role of risk and compliance in quality management, providing benchmark research from a recent LNS Research study of over 100 Life Sciences companies, including the best practices for managing risk and compliance, and how compliance fits into the global quality management strategy.

Life Sciences, Webinar

Risk Management and Its Impact on Environmental Health and Safety

Join us as we uncover how Risk Management can be applied to all aspects of the enterprise, and how incorporating Risk Management into EHS initiatives helps to foster faster response to high-risk events.

EHS, Webinar

Why Risk Management is Critical in Food Safety Compliance

Join us as we explore the strategy behind risk in compliance, define the various ways and terms associated with risks, and how business processes are incorporating risk throughout the enterprise, driving a proactive approach to continuous improvement.

Food & Beverage, Webinar

Risk & the New Compliance Paradigm: The Expanding Role of Risk Mitigation in Industries

Listen in as we explore the strategy behind risk in compliance, define the various ways and terms associated with risks, and how business processes are incorporating risk throughout the enterprise, driving a proactive approach to continuous improvement.

Quality Management, Webinar

Aviation Safety Management Systems: Solutions for Air Safety Risk Management and Safety Reporting

Listen in as we review the concept of an automated SMS and how EtQ is able to provide the tools needed to automate and streamline processes associated with maintaining an enterprise safety management solution.

Aviation, Webinar

The Convergence of EHS and Quality: And How to Plan for an Integrated Management System

Learn how EHS and QMS systems, once disparate and siloed into point solutions, can have a powerful effect on an organization, providing a level of visibility that combines two critical areas into a single, enterprise system.

EHS, Quality Management, Webinar

Risk Management and its Impact on Quality Management Systems

Learn how Risk Mitigation is more than a post-production event, and how Risk is applied in design, change, and beyond.

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GFSI Compliance & the Integrated Quality Management System

Look at various challenges behind creating a holistic solution through integration, and learn how Quality and GFSI processes can be combined into a single integrated system.

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EHS Risk Management Guidebook: A Practical How-To Guide

Across many industries, problems with collaboration and data analysis present roadblocks to effective risk management. Common difficulties include ineffective cross-departmental collaboration, disparate data systems that don’t talk to each other and inefficiency of archaic systems. This guidebook will provide a practical approach to EHS risk management from a technology perspective.

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The Risk Management Guidebook: Strategies, Tools for Success and Other Insights

Regardless of industry, whether you’re an enterprise or small to mid-sized business—the common denominator is risk. What can companies do to not just reduce risks, but prevent them from occurring in the first place? The answer lies in having an automated Risk Management System. This guidebook provides you with a selection of our risk-based literature, all in one place.

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Driving EHS Performance With Technology: Enabling Operational Excellence with a Holistic Technology Framework

Between the rise of mobile devices, Big Data, the Internet of Things, social media, and sentiment analysis, there’s a new EHS paradigm at hand, and progressive manufacturers need to adapt and adopt the right technological tools in order to compete and outperform effectively. Read this guidebook and explore the relationship between EHS performance and operational excellence against the backdrop of both ‘old’ and ‘new’ EHS landscapes.

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EQMS Solution Selection Best Practices for Global Enterprises

The results are in: Research has shown that Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) has proven to dramatically transform operations for the better. And organizations are taking notice—recent research based on more than 1,200 global organizations reveals that 40% of companies were in the planning stages of EQMS in 2014, a number that has risen swiftly over the past decade. This informative eBook presents a roadmap for steering the process to successful selection and deployment of EQMS.

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EHS Compliance Guidebook: How to Choose & Implement an EHS Solution

Companies are standardizing their Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) initiatives to protect the workplace and environment, as well as ensure customers' trust and compliance with regulations of every market. Read how to choose and implement an EHS system that will help you through the full lifecycle of achieving and maintaining safety compliance.

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Food Safety Guidebook: Best Practices, Tips, & More

Whether it's implementing one of the Food Safety initiatives, getting the latest updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act, or just evaluating the best practices solutions on the market, the concept of Food Safety Management is at the forefront of the discussion. Read this guide on Food Safety Software, and learn how to ensure an effective food safety system with best practices and tips for implementation success.

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Life Sciences Guidebook: Best Practices for FDA Compliance Solutions

In a market where high-demand causes organizations to seek software systems that will fit into their complex business infrastructure, the pressure to find the right system often causes angst to many. Learn some of the key elements to spotting a good FDA Compliance solution, techniques for achieving Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Compliance, and how to ensure that Quality and Compliance are met in the Life Science industry.

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QMS Guidebook: Selecting, Implementing, and Using QMS Software Solutions

As the world market evolves, product lifecycles are speeding up to accommodate market demand and keep up with competing products. As a result, quality benchmarks need to evolve as well. Read this guide on Quality Management Systems (QMS) and learn how your company can save time, increase your ROI and more.

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Risk in QMS & EHS Guidebook: Building a Compliant Risk Management Program

Risk management is fast becoming the new benchmark in the decision making paradigm. What makes risk so powerful in a changing world is its consistency-it is an objective and systematic method for identifying hazards and assessing the level of harm the hazard may incur. Read this guide on Risk Management and learn how to build a powerful risk management system for your business.

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EtQ Reliance for Pharmaceuticals

EtQ has recognized the need for Regulatory Compliance, and has developed a solution that provides organizations with the visibility and control of processes, mitigation of risks, and regulatory reporting and submission to provide a closed-loop pharmaceutical regulatory compliance solution.

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Reliance Mobile Platform

With EtQ’s Mobile platform, you can work online or offline. Simply sync the forms you wish to use, work offline in the field, and then resync with your Enterprise system when ready. The data you record will automatically appear in the enterprise solution.

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Deploying EtQ's Cloud Solution in a Regulated Environment

Read about EtQ's fully compliant Quality and Compliance Management Solution that is flexible enough to meet the needs of regulated companies, while providing several options for managed services in the cloud.

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EtQ for Aviation Safety

With all of the events occurring within aviation, whether it is a Safety, Environmental, Quality, or Financial issues, this creates a need for an Integrated Aviation Management System (IAMS). An effective IAMS would be a seamless integrated system that is easy to use and would effectively manage aviation operations in accordance with the standards set forth by the regulatory bodies of the Aviation industry.

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EtQ Centralized Reporting

In any Quality or EHS Management System, the ability to view business intelligence and use it to make informed decisions is key to success. EtQ has developed several tools to help companies gather intelligence quickly and effectively, and provides the tools to aid in the decision-making process. With EtQ Enterprise Reporting, all the information related to the Quality or EHS system is readily available and easy to report on.

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EtQ Document Management System

EtQ comes with a powerful Document Control application ideally suited to managing quality system documentation. But many companies have already implemented document management systems (DMS), sometimes referred to as enterprise content management systems (ECM), and want to store their quality documents in the same document repository.

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EtQ for Environmental Health & Safety

In today's growing global market with increasing compliance pressure, companies are standardizing their Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) initiatives to protect not only the workplace and the environment, but to ensure customer's trust and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of the markets they serve. Standards and initiatives such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 serve as the framework that enables companies to comply with all environmental, health, and safety standards.

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EtQ for Food & Beverage

The Food and Beverage industry is under tremendous pressure to produce at the highest level of quality and safety. Recent increases in recalls can be attributed to the FDA tightening oversight and requiring compliance to various food safety initiatives. Standards and initiatives such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 serve as the framework that enables companies to comply with all environmental, health, and safety standards.

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EtQ for Life Sciences

In the Life Sciences industry, only the most innovative and cost-eff ective products will survive. Success in this industry requires adherence to applicable Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations (including 21 CFR 820 and 21 CFR Part 11), and may also involve meeting ISO standard requirements (such as ISO 13485). Rapid product development processes that are responsive to changing market demands are key to meeting the needs of this industry.

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EtQ Mobile Audits

Mobility has revolutionized the way we use technology to manage and track Audits within our system. With the advent of mobile devices, “being connected” while conducting an audit is no longer a constraint. The functionality inherent in EtQ’s Mobile Audit Management solution improves the total experience by ensuring that flexibility is not sacrificed for mobility. Learn some of the new features and capabilities of EtQ’s Mobile Audit Management software.

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EtQ for Manufacturing

Manufacturers, whether discrete or process are under tremendous pressure to improve quality and compliance in their respective industries. With a requirement for compliance with quality standards such as ISO 9000, a system that can effectively and effi ciently manage quality initiatives while complying with regulations has become a necessity for success. In addition, certification to quality management standards such as ISO 9000, ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, and environmental, health, and safety management standards like ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 have become a crucial part of the quality, environmental, health, and safety systems within manufacturing.

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EtQ Reliance

EtQ Reliance is a web-based, enterprise system for quality and compliance management. Built on EtQ's Flexible Workflow Engine™, it allows the workflows, forms, sections, fields, reports, and even the look-and-feel to be configured without programming. Using this technology, users are able to match their business processes exactly.

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EtQ Reliance Cloud Portal

The Reliance Cloud Portal is a cloud-based Reliance installation that is available to all Reliance customers. It provides a safe, secure way for you to extend your processes to external parties. Suppliers, customers, remote workers—anyone you permit. These external entities may be involved in your workflow processes without having any direct access your network or your internal Reliance environment.

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4 Things to Know about the New ISO 9001:2015

In just minutes, learn how the standards are changing the overall thought process and approach to your Quality Management System.

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EtQ Reliance: Solution for Enterprise Compliance Management

In roughly 5 minutes, get an overview on the EtQ Reliance Quality, Compliance and EHS Management System.

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What to Look for When Selecting a Quality Management Software Solution

Learn the key areas to look for when selecting a QMS, in only 5 minutes.

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Risk Assessment: Creating a Risk Matrix

In just 5 minutes, learn how to create a simple Risk Matrix for use in your compliance efforts.

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How to Spot a Good Document Control System

Give us 5 minutes, and we'll uncover some of the common features to look for when selecting a good Document Control System.

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5 Things to Look for in Corrective Action Software Solutions

In just 5 minutes, learn the benefits of an automated employee training system.

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4 Ways to Teach your EHS to Speak Risk

In only 5 minutes, learn how you can apply common risk methods to your Environmental Health and Safety Management System.

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Simplifying the Process of Handling Complaints for Your Organization

At some point or another, every business will be faced with incoming complaints that signal the time for a change. It’s essential that when this time comes, you have the capability to handle these complaints in the most efficient manner possible.

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How to Effectively Manage and Address Your Organization’s Adverse Events

Oftentimes in business we’ll see that adverse events are initiated into a corrective action, regardless of criticality. While it may seem effective to take the “just in case” approach and treat each event as a corrective action, doing so will eventually impede visibility of those highly critical events. This happens because there is no qualification process to separate the critical events from the noncritical.

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How Centralizing Your Business Processes can Increase Your Return on Investment

As businesses grow, they often add more processes to fill a need—whether that need is for corrective action, document control, auditing, and more. However, what happens over time is that although the organization is adding processes, they are often not integrated.

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Why Eliminating the Paper Chase Will Promote More Efficient Document Management

Organizations need a way to ensure that all employees have a centralized, standardized and controlled method for accessing records. This method needs to ensure that the most up-to-date and relevant information is available and trained upon.

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Eliminating the Disconnect in Global Enterprises

Global sites have become more common in today’s businesses—with this evolution comes the need for better communication. Without an effective method of communication between all sites, you may be faced with challenges such as inconsistent business processes, difficulty maintaining compliance and lack of visibility into other sites across your organization.

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Increasing Visibility within Your Organization: The Importance of Scalability

When it comes to business processes, scalability tends to be overlooked. However, it is beneficial to look for an enterprise solution that will support your organization not just now, but in the future. If your processes cannot be scaled to accommodate growth, once your company outgrows its existing processes, you will have to start looking for a replacement. This will cost you even more time and money in the long run.

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Increase Visibility into Supplier Processes and Reap the Benefits of Collaboration

Many of today’s business processes continue to be siloed—cut off from other processes throughout an organization, with no ability to communicate or collaborate. These siloed processes don’t just obstruct visibility within the organization; they also limit visibility into other critical outside processes, such as those belonging to suppliers.

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