Is there such a thing as a contamination control mindset? A quick web scan for the definition of “mindset” came up with a couple I thought interesting. Simply put, “a way of thinking about things” or, possibly more ominously, “a set of beliefs of a person (or perhaps a company) that affects the outcome of all their endeavors.”
My company is planning to expand its manufacturing capacity. Any words of advice on how best to scope the budget for construction projects?
“We know our ultrasonic system is working properly, because it’s making plenty of noise. Why is the cleaning process ineffective?” This recurring question has vexed manufacturers for decades.
This column updates the May 2010 column, and January 2011 column in which I reported on a whipsaw (a lose-lose situation) faced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Organizations experiencing contamination issues know that contamination may cause serious financial risks to their bottom line.
In their book, Management? It's Not What You Think!, authors Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and, Joseph Lampel offer “leadership realities” that are often overlooked or undervalued in organizations.
Poisons sap strength—including product quality and profits. Stop AMC at the source. Where is it in your process flow? Could AMC arise from the outside environment or prior processing in your supply chain? Is it being generated inside your facility?
Your goal is to create a work environment in which people are empowered, productive, contributing, and happy. Don't hobble them by limiting their tools or information. Trust them to do the right thing, then get out of their way and watch them succeed.
Obtaining requirements-oriented cleanliness in a cost-optimized way.
Born without a right leg, Tony Robles is a champion college wrestler from Arizona State University. In 2011, his senior year, he may well win the NCAA collegiate championship.
The terms critical cleaning and precision cleaning are often used interchangeably.
The highly anticipated revisions to the world’s bedrock cleanroom standards are now available from IEST, the Secretariat for ISO Technical Committee 209 (ISO/TC 209): Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments.
To a regulatory and compliance professional, FDA citations are a part of the landscape. Granted, no one welcomes such a situation, but ensuring regulatory compliance is the core of what we do on a daily basis.
Nice teams mistakenly believe that playing nice is what cooperation and teamwork are all about. They believe that getting along requires people to be nice to each other—all the time. They collectively believe the seven most common myths about nice teamwork.
Managers are the engines that turn intentions into performance and results. It has never been harder to be a middle manager and we need great middle management more than ever. Here are six thoughts on improving the lot and the role of the middle manager.