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What is an Operator Qualification Program?

Title 49: Transportation, Part 192 - Transportation of Natural Gas and Other Gas by Pipeline, prescribes minimum safety requirements for pipeline facilities and the transportation of gas, including pipeline facilities. Subpart N outlines Pipeline Safety: Qualification of Pipeline Personnel. The purpose of this program is to ensure a qualified workforce, and to reduce the probability [...]

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Importance of Following a Production Schedule

Is the number of units produced each day starting to drop off? Is your available inventory coming up short? Do priorities change? You are not alone. What could be dismissed previously as an isolated case may now attributed to growing pains. If you don’t address this now, you could lose some of your valued customers. [...]

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Pre-Job Package Reviews

You receive a work request from your customer. You assemble a job package to perform the work. You forward the job to the assigned crew to complete, as outlined. Part way into the job, you get a call that a permit or drawing is missing, or the material on hand is incorrect. Have you ever [...]

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Benefits of a Written Quality Program

From 1950 onward, W. Edwards Deming (an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant) taught top management how to improve design (and thus service), product quality, testing and sales through various methods, including the application of statistical methods (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Today written Quality Programs are an integral part of the Utility, Manufacturing, [...]

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Third-Party Audit

A third-party audit is an audit of a company that is performed by an independent auditor. The auditor cannot be an employee of either the company being audited, or the customer they serve. This audit will help to determine the status and reliability of your internal controls. Most companies are required to effectively manage their [...]

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Benefits of Getting Scope Changes Approved

Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are doing additional work for your customer, and then not getting paid for it? You are not alone. It is not that your customer does not want to pay you for this added scope of work. You just need to follow a basic scope change [...]

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Why You Need a Documented Back Office Process

Are your work days getting longer? Going to work earlier and staying later to get everything done. Still not enough hours in the day! Don’t assume your employees know what you expect of them. Do you have a documented Back Office Process? Did things work out okay in the past? Are they ineffective today? You [...]

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What is a Statistical Technique?

A method to collect, analyze and interpret data relating to product and process performance. This will help to ensure consistent quality, and appropriate process controls. It is also used to promote continuous improvement. It also applies to data gathered from process, shipment, inspections and marketing analysis. You will need to establish measures for determining if [...]

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Internal Audit Program

ANSI/ISO/ASQ 9001 states that internal audits are to be conducted at planned intervals to determine whether a company’s quality management system conforms to planned arrangements, to the quality management system requirements of your company, and is effectively implemented and maintained. It further states that audit programs must be planned, taking into consideration areas to be [...]

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Do We Really Need Quality

The cost of doing business continues to rise. Your customer wants you to hold the line on your products and services. Your employees are asking for a raise. The economy isn’t helping, and many companies are going out of business. Something has to give! What can you do? Don’t give up on Quality. It took [...]

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