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An Introduction to Process Automation

By Daniel / December 5, 2017

An Introduction to Process Automation An earlier blog questioned why the structure of the traditional management system has changed little in the past 30 years, if at all. However, the recent revisions to the ISO standards for quality and the environment have forced a re-think on document repositories and how these are presented to users;…

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Integrating Business Process Management (BPM) with Business Management Systems (BMS)

By Billy / November 19, 2017

Integrating Business Process Management (BPM) with Business Management Systems The structure of the standard management system has changed little in the past 30 years. However recent revisions to the ISO standards for quality and the environment have forced a re-think on the structure of the document repository, leading to a paradigm shift in thinking towards…

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What is Continuous Process Improvement?

By Billy / October 18, 2017

Many managers who find themselves in positions that require an understanding of the phrase “Continuous Process Improvement” shrink at the thought of becoming involved in a world inhabited by a “brain the size of a planet” scientist type analyst whose very tool-set is disturbingly strange. Rest easy if a small lightbulb was switched on there;…

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The Process Based Management System is the Future of Compliance and Efficiency

By Billy / February 22, 2017

From Legacy Management Systems to Process Based Management System The structure of the traditional business management system invariably consists of many text-based procedures . . . so many, in fact, that it’s not unknown for the workforce to ignore them wherever possible! Part of this reluctance to use them is perhaps a function of their…

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The Swim Lane Diagram for Process Improvement: Key Benefits

By Billy / February 13, 2017

You have business processes in place. You know they exist, else you would get little done. But you want to get a higher level understanding of your processes. You may wonder if your process are as smooth as they can be, as efficient as they can be and if they are helping or hindering overall…

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Three Essentials for the modern Quality, QHSE, ISO or Process Improvement Professional

By Billy / November 14, 2016

With experience of creating Process-based Management Systems with organisations such as Siemens, Babcock International, Interserve, Centrica and Total to name a few, I have realised that there are three key fundamental facts that should be considered by all Quality, QHSE, ISO Compliance or Process Improvement Professionals who are embarking on this journey. Recognise this…? Are…

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Managing Resistance to Change: Delivering an Integrated Management System to your Workforce

By Billy / September 16, 2016

As the ISO standards for QHSE will eventually be structured in a similar way (Annex SL) and are to be process-based,  this is an excellent opportunity for organisations to simplify the complexity of managing  multiple standards by creating a process based integrated management system. While this idea is practical, realistic and cost effective, it involves…

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Agility Systems Workflow

By Billy / April 6, 2016

We are pleased to announce our partnership with ExcelPoint who specialise in automated workflow and have clients in industries such as Healthcare, Water Treatment and Utilities. We are currently integrating their BPM engine into the Agility System and have been hugely impressed by the increase in functionality available. Agility Systems Automated Workflow Termed the Agility…

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Management Systems: Forget Back to the Future, it’s Back to the Past!

By Billy / October 26, 2015

It was 30 years ago last week (21st October 1985 to be exact) that in the movie Back to the Future, Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travelled forward in time to the 21st October 2015 to prevent Marty McFly’s future son from being imprisoned. If you accompanied Doc in his DeLorean car as it journeyed…

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Agility Systems – Integrated QHSE Management Systems and Standards

By Billy / September 16, 2015

Integrated QHSE Management Systems and Standards Most companies nowadays have some sort of Management System; the most common of which will probably be a Quality Management System to meet the requirements of ISO 9001. You may also have a Health and Safety System to ensure compliance with legislation and OHSAS 18001 in addition to an…

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