The Quality Management Blog

  • Top 20 QMS questions and answers

    Posted March 8th, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    In this article, we will discuss and answer the top 20 frequently asked questions about QMS. If you are starting your journey as a quality professional looking forward to grasping all aspects of quality management, you should start with this blog. Here are the 20 questions that we will discuss today. To go to any […]

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  • ISO 17025 vs ISO 9001 – how are they different?

    Posted March 1st, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    ISO 17025 vs ISO 9001 – both standards are for quality management systems, but they have different purposes. The purpose of this article is to explain the difference between these two standards. This article will also explain how you can use them together for greater efficiency. What is ISO 9001? The International Organization for Standardization, […]

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  • Quality management for life sciences – a complete guide

    Posted February 22nd, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Life sciences companies are increasingly adopting a global approach to product development. This means that products are designed, manufactured, and tested at different locations around the world. In order to meet regulatory requirements and ensure quality standards are met, it is essential that the company establishes a robust quality management for life sciences that covers […]

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  • The current state of automated quality management and growth forecast

    Posted February 15th, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Quality management is an essential component of the manufacturing business. It ensures that products meet the highest standards and that customers are happy with their purchases. With the increased use of automation in manufacturing, using automated quality management systems to ensure consistency and limit the risk of mistakes has become increasingly critical. In this article, […]

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  • What are 21 CFR 211.198, 21 CFR 211.167, 21 CFR 211.180, and 21 CFR 211.194?

    Posted February 8th, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    21 CFR 211.198, 21 CFR 211.167, 21 CFR 211.180, and 21 CFR 211.194 are four regulations that govern the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in the United States by defining how to store, test and produce them safely. These regulations were established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the authority given to […]

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  • What is the concept of continuous quality improvement?

    Posted February 1st, 2023 By Shannon McCoy

    “What is the concept of continuous quality improvement?” is one of the most common questions of quality management. Continuous quality improvement is one of the fundamentals of quality management. In this article, we will be discussing that in detail.  The new year is upon us, bringing with it our New Year’s Resolutions.  Despite our best […]

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  • Isolocity and Dutchie POS Integration

    Posted January 25th, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    The 21st century is the century of technology, and all businesses are leaning toward intelligent solutions. From Tesla’s driverless cars to Meta’s augmented reality, businesses are using all colors of technology to give a better user experience. The cannabis industry is following the same pattern. Because it is a highly regulated industry, using automation to […]

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  • What are the 4 pillars of quality management

    Posted January 18th, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Quality management is the system that ensures that products, services, and processes meet customer requirements. It ensures that the quality of a product or service meets customer expectations and requirements. The aim of any quality management system is to deliver products and services that consistently satisfy customers’ expectations by focusing on delivering superior value for […]

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  • How to start a career as an ISO 9001 consultant

    Posted January 11th, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    It’s important to understand that becoming an ISO 9001 consultant can be both challenging and rewarding. It takes hard work and dedication to get this designation, but once you’ve done it and become certified in the field, you may find yourself with a lot more options for your career path.  Now you can watch this […]

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  • Scope of quality management system (with PDF template)

    Posted January 4th, 2023 By Mukut Chakraborty

    The scope of a quality management system is one of the most important aspects to consider while implementing it. It helps in deciding what needs to be included and excluded from the quality management system. The scope is defined by identifying the products, services, and processes that are covered by the QMS for achieving the […]

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  • Top 10 quality management questions and answers

    Posted December 28th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Now you can watch this blog too! Today our article topic is a little different. We have observed that many quality management students from various universities across the world visit our website. We try to provide knowledge and information through our quality management blog section which we believe is beneficial to everyone, be it quality […]

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  • ISO 9001 section 8.4 – everything you need to know

    Posted December 21st, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Now you can watch this blog too! ISO 9001 section 8.4 is related to supplier management and it’s one of the most important sections in the ISO 9001 standard. ISO 9001:2015 has brought in a lot of changes and supplier management is one of them. Gone are those days when it used to be only […]

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  • Quality management services – A beginner’s guide

    Posted December 14th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Now you can watch this blog too Quality management services are a vital part of any business. It helps in ensuring that your products, services, and processes are up to the mark and meet the standards. If you are a new professional in the quality management vertical, we would suggest some books for you. We […]

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  • The connection between QEM systems and CAPA

    Posted December 7th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Now you can watch this blog too !   Quality event management systems (QEM systems) are essential to ensure that products coming out of your facility are safe and effective, and they also help you identify opportunities for improvement. However, many companies mistake these systems for purely paperwork exercises. In reality, QEM is a data-driven […]

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  • Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR)

    Posted November 30th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Now you can watch this blog too ! What is Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR)? If you are wondering why you need Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers (MAQMSR) and how it helps, this is the article you want to read. Getting IATF 16949 certification is not […]

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  • MJBizCon 2022 – An action packed event for Isolocity

    Posted November 23rd, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Snapshot of MJBizCon 2022 If you are a cannabis industry enthusiast, you would know about MJBizCon, one of the largest (and oldest too) cannabis business tradeshows in the world. The economic turmoil in the USA and the world could not stop 1400+ exhibitors from attending the MJBizCon 2022 in Las Vegas. When they entered the […]

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  • The difference between MES & QMS

    Posted November 16th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Quality management systems (QMS) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) are often used together in an effort to improve efficiency, productivity, & quality. While these two systems serve very different purposes, they can be integrated to improve outcomes even more. Today we’ll explore the differences between QMS and MES as well as how they can be […]

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  • Quality management architecture – a complete guide

    Posted November 9th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Quality management architecture (QMA) is the way you organize your quality management system. QMA helps you to gain better control over your processes and to identify areas for improvement. This article provides a complete guide to quality management architectures, covering their purpose, characteristics, levels, and content. Purpose of quality management architecture (QMA) Quality management architecture […]

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  • Quality management solutions – 3 factors to consider

    Posted November 2nd, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Quality management solution is critical to the success of any business. It helps ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards, reduces costs, minimizes risks, and increases revenue. There are many different types of quality management solutions available in the market that can help you automate your quality management processes.  So you can become more efficient […]

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  • 9 SOP tips for cannabis regulations

    Posted October 26th, 2022 By Velvet Kavanagh

    This week we have a guest blog from Velvet Kavanagh.  Velvet helps craft cannabis companies streamline operations so they can reduce stress and increase profits with her company Phenologic.  She’ll share some of her tips for better standard operating procedures (SOPs), a crucial part of your Quality Management System. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are a […]

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  • How to prepare employees for ISO audit

    Posted October 19th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Introduction How to prepare employees for ISO audit is the most common question we come across. The ISO audit is a critical part of your business’s international standards strategy. It’s an opportunity for your organization to demonstrate that it meets the requirements set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and other regulatory authorities. An audit […]

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  • Why your business needs document and data control procedure

    Posted October 12th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Introduction   It’s easy to think that document and data control is only important to large businesses, but it’s actually something that every organization should consider. Document and data control procedure involves identifying, storing, maintaining, and disposing of documents in a way that allows you to find them when you need them. It also ensures […]

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  • QMS training for employees – a complete guide

    Posted October 5th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Introduction A manager can easily get bogged down in day-to-day operations and lose sight of the big picture. Taking time to plan for QMS training for employees not only benefits all individuals but also strengthens your company culture. Define the objective of the QMS training for employees  You should define the objective of your QMS […]

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  • 21 CFR 820 Nonconforming Product – All you need to know

    Posted September 28th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Introduction When we think of a 21 CFR 820 Nonconforming Product, the first thing that comes to mind is a consumer who has been injured by a defective product. But did you know that many nonconforming products are not defective? The term “nonconformance” refers to any deviation from the requirements of 21 CFR 820. This […]

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  • Quality events – how to identify and prevent ?

    Posted September 21st, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Introduction Health care organizations are learning that their ability to maintain quality of care is directly tied to the way they approach and address patient safety issues. The goal of this post is to teach you how to identify quality events, understand their root causes, and apply a systematic approach to preventing them from recurring. […]

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  • How to do QMS Validation

    Posted September 14th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Introduction QMS Validation is one of the most important parts of a quality management system. It is meant to determine if the processes and procedures are meeting the goals set for them. In this blog post, we will go over what QMS validation is, how it works and why it’s important. What is a QMS […]

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  • Cloud QMS – Why do you need it?

    Posted September 7th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Introduction Cloud QMS is a cloud-based quality management system (QMS). It provides businesses with all the tools they need to manage their quality system. Isolocity is a Cloud QMS as our software is available on the cloud and anybody from anywhere can access it.  Ease of use The cloud QMS platform is designed to be […]

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  • Unlocking the New York Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary License (CAURD)

    Posted August 25th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    In the past, we have discussed the entire step-by-step process for both New York Conditional Adult-Use Cultivator License and New York Conditional Adult-Use Processor License. As we are entering the third phase of Cannabis Legalization, the OCM opened the New York Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary License (CAURD) Application window. New York Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary […]

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  • Legalization of cannabis in Germany and our takeaways from ICBC Berlin

    Posted August 3rd, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Legalization of cannabis in Germany If you follow the Cannabis industry, you probably would know that lately, Germany has started moving towards legalizing adult-use of cannabis. According to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, a draft law is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2022 for the legalization of cannabis in Germany. As per the […]

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  • Application process for Cannabis Adult Use Conditional Processor License for New York

    Posted July 12th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    On February 22, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law S.8084-A/A.9283-A, and as per law New York state now will provide conditional adult-use cultivator and processor license. The license holders will be able to cultivate, process, and distribute cannabis flower products holding an adult-use processor or distributor license, there are certain conditions to be met, which […]

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  • International Cannabis Business Conference – Berlin

    Posted July 12th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    International Cannabis Business Conference – 2022 is Europe’s largest cannabis trade show. This year 5000 attendees are flying to Berlin from 80 different countries and Isolocity is one of them. Germany in recent times has started taking steps toward relaxing cannabis laws. The government has already begun several weeks of expert testimony on liberalizing the […]

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  • Isolocity and Elevated Signals Integration

    Posted July 6th, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Cannabis is a highly regulated industry and therefore keeping all aspects of the business compliant is very critical. We live in a digital era where more and more industries are shifting towards digital solutions and the same is true for the Cannabis industry as well. As a business replacing manual efforts with automation through software […]

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  • Lift & Co. Expo 2022

    Posted May 3rd, 2022 By Mukut Chakraborty

      Lift&Co. Expo is back and so are we. Catch us live at Booth # 1227 from May 12-15. Schedule: Lift Cannabis Business Conference : May 12 Lift&Co. Expo: May 13-15 Industry Days: May 13-14 Consumer Day : May 15 Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center Canada’s #1 Cannabis Conference and Trade show returns, delivering expert […]

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  • Introducing: Batch Specific Inventory Tracking

    Posted October 28th, 2021 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Inventory tracking is now even more precise with the help of batch-specific tracking. In the past couple of months, the Isolocity team has been working tirelessly to bring new enhancements to the inventory module. Better traceability, more data, and other enhancements are on the way. The first of which: batch-specific inventory tracking, will be launching […]

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  • How to Choose the Best QMS

    Posted August 26th, 2021 By Mukut Chakraborty

    One of the biggest challenges of running a business is the sheer number of regulations that must be followed to bring your service or product to market. Paperwork and reporting requirements using the wrong QMS can make quality management difficult and costly. Requirements can vary by a multitude of factors, such as region, consumer demands, […]

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  • Enhanced Equipment Maintenance & Updated Workflow

    Posted June 19th, 2021 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Equipment maintenance and management of assets can be a small added cost to your business compared to the huge loss that can occur during a breakdown. Thus, it is important for Isolocity to always continue improving equipment protocol to make it easier for you to get even more effective equipment maintenance, without extra work. In […]

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  • Scope of Impact, Classification & Action Items For Change Control

    Posted April 22nd, 2021 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Change control procedures are crucial to the success of business operations since they help reduce the amount of unnecessary change or disruptions caused by inefficient processes. Thus, Isolocity has added more flexibility and control for operators that require additional classification and scope of impact to make more meaningful decisions – while making it easier to […]

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  • Enhanced Product Traceability with Audit Trails / Activity Tracking

    Posted March 15th, 2021 By Mukut Chakraborty

    The global supply chain has become more complex. As companies seeking to maximize the value of their products find ways to collaborate with others across the globe. Even the short time that it spends at one processing stage could mean multiple touchpoints with multiple people or departments. Thus, it is not surprising that consumers and […]

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  • QMS & Seed-to-Sale: How Each Can Benefit Your System

    Posted February 26th, 2021 By Mukut Chakraborty

    The sale of cannabis has seen a boost through its legalization for medical purposes. For most growers, it’s meant a change in how they work from seed to sale. Now there are compliance and quality control regulations that businesses in the cannabis industry must follow. Finding the best way to manage your cannabis business is […]

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  • Flexible Document Change Control & CAPA Management

    Posted January 12th, 2021 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Change control is a crucial part of the product or service management process. They help avoid any unnecessary changes that could disrupt business success and ensure that resources are used efficiently. With the size and structure of an organization becoming ever more complex, it is important for such measures to be flexible to fit the […]

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  • Connect Distributed Teams With Multilingual Support & Okta

    Posted December 31st, 2020 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Delivering a product or service today often involves the collaboration of multiple teams, applications and infrastructure. With the growth of cloud computing and automation technology, it isn’t a surprise that workers are increasingly switching between 10 or more applications a day in order to complete their tasks. This ultimately creates an environment where disjointed communication, […]

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  • Improving MDSAP Audit Efforts with Automation

    Posted November 30th, 2020 By Mukut Chakraborty

    The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), enables auditing organizations recognized by the MDSAP to conduct one regulatory audit or medical device manufacturers that satisfies the requirements associated with the participating authorities of the program.

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  • Improving Organizational Efficiency With 3×5 Why Analysis

    Posted August 11th, 2020 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Companies that are committed to quality are always looking for ways to improve. When a process is running smoothly, they explore new ways of enhancing workflow. When something breaks down, they take extra steps to ensure a clear

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  • All About the PMTA Deadline (Premarket Tobacco Product Application)

    Posted August 3rd, 2020 By Mukut Chakraborty

    The global vaping market is expected to grow to a worth of over $29 billion by 2022. As with any lucrative but potentially risky market, there are several FDA regulations in place and GMP is crucial to producing quality products.  In fact, because of the rigorous Premarket Tobacco Product Applications process, or PMTA, exercising GMP from the […]

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  • Remotely Managing Risks With PFMEA

    Posted May 13th, 2020 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Finding ways to optimize quality control is important. In fact, it should be one of the top priorities of all high-performing companies. Even the smallest companies are now competing against big corporations. Therefore, ensuring that one’s products are always of optimal quality is imperative to the overall success of your company.  Consumers have to be […]

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  • Isolocity Co-founder To Chair Vaping Standards Committee

    Posted September 5th, 2019 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Isolocity is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Canadian Vape Association (CVA) to develop the GMP e-liquid vaping standard guidelines, and will be presenting them to Health Canada and the rest of the industry. Our co-founder Chris Budd will chair the CVA standards committee with the help of other Canadian industry subject […]

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  • Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo 2019

    Posted May 31st, 2019 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Join us at our next cannabis event in Toronto, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center! Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo is a yearly event where businesses in the industry gather to network and share knowledge.

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  • Canadian Cannabis Summit 2019

    Posted May 18th, 2019 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Join us for our next cannabis event presentation at the Canadian Cannabis Summit 2019. Our presentation “Why GMP? Understanding Compliance in the Cannabis Open Market” will break down these topics and more.

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  • All About FDA 21 CFR Part 11

    Posted May 6th, 2019 By Mukut Chakraborty

    On May 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) companies must follow the same rules as tobacco products. It includes:

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  • Next Generation Nicotine USA 2019

    Posted April 26th, 2019 By Mukut Chakraborty

    Join us for our next vape event presentation at Next Generation Nicotine Delivery USA 2019. Our presentation “Why GMP? A Case Study On Automating Compliance For Vape” will break down these topics and more:

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  • What Are The GMP Guidelines?

    Posted August 1st, 2018 By Mukut Chakraborty

    GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices, it is a compliance standard in production and manufacturing industries. GMP guidelines are aimed at making the production line more consistent and aims to give better control

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  • What is HACCP?

    Posted May 24th, 2018 By Mukut Chakraborty

    HACCP or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points is a process by which food and beverage makers can limit the amount of biological, chemical, and physical hazards that can harm finished products. It is an approach that prevents and helps

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  • What You Need to Know About Bill S-5

    Posted April 20th, 2018 By Mukut Chakraborty

    The burgeoning vape industry is about to transform side by side with its exponential rise. As with any new emerging industry, there are always regulations that need to be updated or created in order to better serve its community and the public.

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  • Improve Productivity With TPM Implementation and OEE

    Posted December 18th, 2017 By amlorriman

    Quality management is a resource-intensive business activity. When implemented properly, it offers a significant return on investment. Many companies that rely on production equipment to manufacture goods have selected the

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  • 5S In The Workplace

    Posted August 22nd, 2017 By amlorriman

    How to Implement 5S In The Workplace Your company’s production and efficiency is dependent on the organization of your work spaces.  Cluttered spaces create risks for employee mistakes, bottlenecks, worker safety, and worker morale. Leaders look to methods such as 5S in the workplace

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