SBS - The Best Value in QMS software

Boosting a Preventive Action System

M

Marcia L

#1
Periodically throughout the year and at the close of each year, I analyze the measures and data collected relative to our overall quality performance. From this information, I try to select a few improvement initiatives to focus on. This year, the data was quite varied and didn?t reflect any obvious areas requiring improvement, however, one item that stands out is that the corrective actions issued for product deviations (46) outnumbered the number preventive actions that taken (38).

Based on that, I?ve decided to focus on boosting our preventive action system. We currently have a basic system that somewhat mirrors our corrective action system. I would like to increase the level of employee involvement, but I really am not sure what the best approach would be. Employee morale is not the best and soliciting their involvement may be difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions or a procedure they would be willing to share? I am thinking perhaps a simple suggestion program may work. Opinions welcome :confused:?
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

Mikishots

Trusted Information Resource
#2
Re: Boosting Preventive Action System

Periodically throughout the year and at the close of each year, I analyze the measures and data collected relative to our overall quality performance. From this information, I try to select a few improvement initiatives to focus on. This year, the data was quite varied and didn?t reflect any obvious areas requiring improvement, however, one item that stands out is that the corrective actions issued for product deviations (46) outnumbered the number preventive actions that taken (38).

Based on that, I?ve decided to focus on boosting our preventive action system. We currently have a basic system that somewhat mirrors our corrective action system. I would like to increase the level of employee involvement, but I really am not sure what the best approach would be. Employee morale is not the best and soliciting their involvement may be difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions or a procedure they would be willing to share? I am thinking perhaps a simple suggestion program may work. Opinions welcome :confused:?
I'm wondering why action is needed simply because CARs outnumbered PARs? The preventive action system is not necessarily needed for improvement initiatives, unless a risk is present if that activity is not carried out.

Examine the data for trends, and make your decision for which areas to concentrate on for improvements based on your analysis.
 
M

Marcia L

#3
Re: Boosting Preventive Action System

I have reviewed the trends and found them to be quite varied without any distinguishable pattern. The largest bucket (13) are operator related and they have no common theme. (i.e., wrong tool used, wrong offset entered, moved machine table in wrong direction, tool not tightened etc.)

The reason I am considering improvements to our preventive action system is because I believe that over time unaddressed potential problems have a tendency to become actual problems. Also, looking historically at the ratio of P/A to C/A, it appears that we experience less nonconformances when there is a larger amount of preventive actions being taken. So I am pondering the thought that we may gain the most value by enhancing our P/A system.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
L Separate Corrective Action and Preventive Action Procedures ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 13
D Preventive Maintenance vs. General Cleaning ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 2
J Help settle a disagreement: Should external providers of preventive maintenance be on your ASL? AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 5
Q Determining Adverse Effects of Corrective/Preventive Actions ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 2
K Generic preventive maintenance form wanted Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 2
R Non conformance (NC) or Corrective & Preventive action (CAPA) CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 7
C If it doesn't prevent a non-conformance, is it a preventive action? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 13
S Are there ISO9001:2015 Requirements for Preventive Maintenance? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 36
R Evaluating the need for preventive action Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement 3
GURU SDI Rust preventive oil mixed with kerosene Problem Solving, Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis 2
B Stakeholder Initiated Corrective and Preventive Action Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 5
B Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) A Key Process of the Quality Management System Dec 17... Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 0
Jimmy123 FMEA - Preventive vs Detection Control FMEA and Control Plans 7
D Preventive Maintenance Implementation 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 5
M Minitab tool to evaluate PM (Preventive Maintenance) process Using Minitab Software 6
M Training in 8D Problem Solving as a Preventive Action? Problem Solving, Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis 9
J If Corrective and Preventive Action were truly Effective IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 3
R Preventive Action - confusing ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 5
T Proactive / Preventive Post Market Surveillance question ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 4
Q Preventive Action - How to call the prevention when there is not a clause ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 5
M Preventive Maintenance Spreadsheet in Excel Quality Assurance and Compliance Software Tools and Solutions 2
somashekar The Preventive Action Demystified ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 8
Q Evaluating Effectiveness of a Preventive Action after Closure Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement 7
A Preventive Action and Risk Assessment Audit Process Audits and Layered Process Audits 5
K CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) - ISO 13485 Nonconformance and Corrective Action 1
J Software and Methods for Tracking CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) items US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 3
A Preventive Action or Corrective Action - Paper cuts Nonconformance and Corrective Action 14
H Combined Procedure - Control of Non-conforming Product, Corrective and Preventive Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 14
M Corrective and Preventive Action - Prevent Recurrence is not Preventive Action? Nonconformance and Corrective Action 24
K Definition Correction, Corrective Action and Preventive Action - Definition of terms Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations Listed Alphabetically 28
F Software recommendations for corrective and preventive action Quality Assurance and Compliance Software Tools and Solutions 2
K Corrective and preventive action for Non Conformance on PFMEA FMEA and Control Plans 30
B Struggling With Writing PA (Preventive Action) Procedure Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement 11
E Can anyone share a Preventive Action Form or Template ? AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 3
H Corrective and Preventive Actions Process Examples IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 2
J Continuous Improvement vs. Preventive Actions - Differences Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement 3
E Manufacturer Responsibility (vs. User/Customer) for Preventive Maintenance/Repair 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 4
W Compliance to 8.5.2 Corrective action 8.5.3 Preventive action ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 13
J Is a Procedure required for Corrective, Preventive, and Non Conformities ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 9
P Customer Complaint Preventive Action Assistance Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement 3
A Assessing a Preventive Maintenance Strategy - Reliability or Maintenance Statistics Reliability Analysis - Predictions, Testing and Standards 2
T Corrective Action and Preventive Action in a Holding Company Nonconformance and Corrective Action 6
O Corrective Actions identifed as Preventive Actions Nonconformance and Corrective Action 10
S How to determine Preventive Maintenance and Calibration Grace Periods General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 4
M What is Preventive Action taken as part of a Corrective Action? Nonconformance and Corrective Action 5
MarilynJ6354 Definition Improvement Suggestion vs. Preventive Action - Clear Definitions and Differences Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations Listed Alphabetically 6
C The prudence of combining non-conformance reports with corrective/preventive action Nonconformance and Corrective Action 10
J Methods to control Efficiency of Corrective and Preventive Actions Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 9
J Corrective and Preventive Actions Database in Excel Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 14
N Corrective and Preventive Action in 8D Problem Solving Nonconformance and Corrective Action 21

Similar threads

Top Bottom