Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between QA and QC?


QA - All of the planned and systematic activities implemented within the Quality system that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that a product or service will fullfill requirements for quality. These are known PROACTIVE measures towards quality. QC - The operational techniques and activities used to fullfill requirements for quality. These are known as REACTIVE measures towards quality. When it comes to manufacturing safe and effective products, both proactive and reactive measures are required.




What does compliance actually mean in the cannabis industry?


Compliance is a broad term within regulated industries. In general, it means that an organization is complying with regulation requirements (laws). Unfortunately, there are various types of regulations that apply to organizations and they usually require various subject matter experts to ensure effective compliance. In the immature cannabis industry, regulatory compliance is often managed by legal experts, but cannabis operational compliance is best managed by Quality experts, which is what all other regulated industries have.




What is a Quality Management System (QMS) and its value?


A Quality Management System (QMS) is a formalized system that documents processes, procedures and responsibilities for acheiving quality policies and objectives. A QMS helps coordinate and direct an organization's acitivities to meet customer and regulatory requirements and improve its effectiveness and efficiency on a continuous basis. Greater efficiency and effectiveness leads to greater profitability.




How can a QMS help protect you from product liabilties?


Establishing QMS controls throughout your organization's operations will mitigate risks by utilizing practices that help identify potential failure points before they happen. Understanding that a continuously improving organization learns from mistakes means that the organization is actively trying to find better ways to make a safe and effective product. With these practices come operations that produce less waste through process efficiency techniques and manufacturer less unacceptable products. Managing your organization's product liability risks is not only good ethical business practice, but also best serves the interest of your company's owners, board of directors, and most importantly your customers.





Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between QA and QC?


QA - All of the planned and systematic activities implemented within the Quality system that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that a product or service will fullfill requirements for quality. These are known PROACTIVE measures towards quality. QC - The operational techniques and activities used to fullfill requirements for quality. These are known as REACTIVE measures towards quality. When it comes to manufacturing safe and effective products, both proactive and reactive measures are required.




What does compliance actually mean in the cannabis industry?


Compliance is a broad term within regulated industries. In general, it means that an organization is complying with regulation requirements (laws). Unfortunately, there are various types of regulations that apply to organizations and they usually require various subject matter experts to ensure effective compliance. In the immature cannabis industry, regulatory compliance is often managed by legal experts, but cannabis operational compliance is best managed by Quality experts, which is what all other regulated industries have.




What is a Quality Management System (QMS) and its value?


A Quality Management System (QMS) is a formalized system that documents processes, procedures and responsibilities for acheiving quality policies and objectives. A QMS helps coordinate and direct an organization's acitivities to meet customer and regulatory requirements and improve its effectiveness and efficiency on a continuous basis. Greater efficiency and effectiveness leads to greater profitability.




How can a QMS help protect you from product liabilties?


Establishing QMS controls throughout your organization's operations will mitigate risks by utilizing practices that help identify potential failure points before they happen. Understanding that a continuously improving organization learns from mistakes means that the organization is actively trying to find better ways to make a safe and effective product. With these practices come operations that produce less waste through process efficiency techniques and manufacturer less unacceptable products. Managing your organization's product liability risks is not only good ethical business practice, but also best serves the interest of your company's owners, board of directors, and most importantly your customers.









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