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Why Lean for Healthcare?

The concept of Lean was developed in the early 1990s from studies of the Toyota Production System. It focuses on eliminating waste in processes, waste being anything that impedes the flow of work as it is being transformed in the value chain. Lean to coin a phrase means ‘gettin...

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The World welcomes ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 was published earlier this morning! Experts from over 80 countries have spent the last three years revising ISO 9001 to ensure that this standard meets the requirements of modern life. An evolutionary process approach was taken in the revision of ISO 9001. The 2015 ...

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ISO 14001:2015 has finally been published!

The much anticipated changes to ISO 14001 have arrived with the publication of ISO 14001:2015 on the 15th of September 2015. The standard has been revised to ensure it continues to meet the expectations of organisations and maintains relevance in today’s market in order to keep...

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SQT Tutor CPD day

SQT had a very successful Tutor CPD day recently in The Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick.  The event was very well attended by our tutor team.  This year’s theme was ‘Technology Enabled Learning”.     Dr Mark Glynn who is Head of the Teaching Enhancement & L...

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Process Validation in the Food Industry

Process Validation in the Food Industry – this is something we don’t do very well, if at all.  Why? – because many FBOs don’t understand the difference between Validation and Verification.  The seven HACCP principles have a lot to answer for in that they were de...

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