Description : One of the three most critical food safety issues facing the food industry today is supply chain failures. Supply chain failures can impact many aspects of a businesses functioning. Both incoming products and ingredients and outgoing final delays or failures can cause ripples throughout the supply chain that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to companies and their clients....
ANSI/ASQ Z1.9 (formerly MIL-STD 414) is a generally accepted sampling standard for products with real-number (variables) data. Acceptance or rejection depends on the sample statistics. The sampling plan itself is a function of the lot size, acceptable quality level (AQL), and sampling level. Switching rules similar to those for ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 (MIL-STD 105) determine whether sampling is at the no...
Description : The existing GMPs were finalized in 1979 and the industry has changed considerably since that time. In 2001 the FDA announced to the pharmaceutical industry that it would regulate the industry based on good science and risk. Since that time the Agency has partnered with ICH in the release of ICH Q8, Pharmaceutical Development, ICH Q9, Risk Management and ICH Q10, The Pharmaceutica...
Description : "Grok," from Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, means "to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed. "The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as follows: "to understand profoundly and intuitively." Taiichi Ohno applied the same principle to all forms of waste. "To implement the Toyota production system in your own business, there mus...