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Supply Chain disruption has put significant pressure on performance for organizations. Supply Chain lead times are less predictable causing companies to increase on hand inventory levels – which in turn affects cash flow because of higher investment levels. Overall, these factors mean that staffs are busier and margins are tighter. Here at Horizons we have a mission to support small and mid-size companies with the kind of functionality often found only in larger firms. We are aware that there is a need to obtain greater efficiency for tools already in …

A Faster Way to Generate a COA: How We Make it Happen

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When new Quality Essentials Suite customers compare our process for generating Certificates of Analysis to their legacy processes, they frequently see productivity gains of 50% or better. If we add the impact of more efficient error correction, that productivity improves even more. When we were developing our Quality Management Solution, our goal was to be more than just another quality control data collection and analysis product. We went looking for tasks related to the use of quality control and quality assurance data that were high-volume, complicated and burdensome for our …

Productivity Improvements for Quality Management

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The reality is, now more than ever, we all want to be more productive, more accurate, and help reduce the stress of getting the job done. We want to find tools – tools that everyone can agree on – that meet our budget constraints for time and money. And we want to those tools to actually allow us to achieve the benefits promised. Right now, when many of us are operating with systems that are particularly stressed, we are more likely to be feeling high levels of frustration because not …

The Role of Quality During an Operations Shutdown

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In the final article of our series, we are going to focus on the role of the Quality Department in supporting the graceful shut down of operations. Companies may need to temporarily shut down because of business demand downturn, or to address safety and health concerns. Obviously, shutting down isn’t as simple as flipping an “off switch.” A graceful shutdown will allow the company to suspend operations while still maintaining the foundation for future activities. Causes of Operations Shutdown There are many reasons manufacturers may take full or limited shutdown …