The Preventive Action Handbook

The Preventive Action Handbook

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How do we harness the elusive concept of preventive action? People often think of preventive action as the extra thing you do after you've finished corrective action--like an extra coat of sealant. Actually, preventive actions are the initiatives you establish to minimize the number of corrective actions you conduct. The Preventive Action Handbook is a great guide for defining the process, writing the procedure, establishing criteria, developing plans, and reporting back to management. It will help you benefit from a fundamental management tool that has a direct relationship to your organization's bottom line. The Preventive Action Handbook will help you make your preventive action process more organized, more efficient, and more productive. The book's basic precepts hold true for any size organization. It can be used by quality managers, ISO 9000 management representatives, production supervisors, production group leaders, customer service managers, quality technicians, or anyone else involved in corrective action. The book includes sample forms that guide you through the corrective action process in a logical and straightforward manner. The forms may be photocopied. They include: Preventive Action Organizer Worksheet Matrix of Preventive Actions Preventive Action Initiative Preventive Action PlanThis provides direction and purpose for the requirement to analyze data, as specified in clause 8.4 of ISO 9001. ... Preventive actiona#39;s role in fulfilling the organizationa#39;s goals makes it a significant management tool. ... Allocating necessary resources a#39; Assessing the impact of preventive actions on the bottom line In the instances of ongoing programs such as equipment preventive maintenance and SPC, anbsp;...

Title:The Preventive Action Handbook
Author:Denise Robitaille
Publisher:Paton Professional - 2003-02-01


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