In response to "Ready or Not" (January 2018, pp. 16-21): As always, Govind Ramu really is an expert resource for these ISO standards. Thanks a lot for this very timely article.
BOTTOM LINE BENEFITS
I appreciate the insights in "Maintenance Makeover" (December 2017, pp. 54-58). Taking advantage of predictive maintenance should be in the interest of management, operations, finance and maintenance personnel. Too often, the financial negative impact of machine downtime is seen as an uncontrolled cost of doing business when in actuality, predictive and preventive actions provide direct bottom line benefits.
West Linn, OR
"Career Coach: Two Crucial Errors" (December 2017, pp. 16-18) is a great article because many times we missed these small points.
"Career Coach: Talking Points" (April 2017, pp. 16-18): I recently started healthcare transitional leadership work. I interview potential clients, each of which has specific goals and needs. This article provided excellent points of focus for my interview preparation. Thank you.
"Visual Aid" (October 2017, pp. 34-39) is an excellent and much appreciated article. It’s refreshing to find useful tools in QP rather than just interesting discussions of topics. I intend to improve our auditing program by incorporating this tool. I love that the radar charts show system strengths and weaknesses relative to the clauses of the standard at a glance.
Des Moines, WA
This month’s question
Increasingly, organizations in the food industry are using blockchain technology to quickly track and recall unsafe food. Blockchain essentially is a bookkeeping method that links entries together to create a secure and reliable record of transactions. It allows organizations to see every step a food product takes from start to finish.
What other industries might benefit from blockchain? Do you see any drawbacks to using the technology?
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