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As fast as technology changes, we could write a blog entry on this subject quite frequently. The more labs that we speak with in regards to their QMS management methods, more and more, they are wanting to “manage in one place” with a standardized method. However, there are limited options that accomplish this goal. I recently

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A question that comes up from time to time is, “Can I use R18LabQMS to manage other quality standards, i.e. ASTM D3666, ASTM E329, or ISO 17025?”  This question was presented recently by an assessor who commented that it would be of great value if this was built into the application. Well, the good news

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With the New Year here, we have made an update to a couple areas of the application. We hope that these updates are found to be useful in your management of your QMS in 2019. We appreciate the feedback we have gotten about updates, suggestions for new features, and we will continue to work on

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Management reviews were reinstated back in 2016 after a five-year absence and were fully implemented and observed by the assessors during an onsite assessment in April 2017. As we talk with laboratories, there seems to be a common theme of receiving non-conformities in this area. Solving this problem boils down to periodic reviews of the AASHTO

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If your laboratory is accredited, you are required to participate in a Proficiency Sample Program (PSP) in the areas that are applicable to your areas of accreditation. This requirement is a tool for your laboratory to monitor not only quality but to identify any testing issues that may arise with erroneous data. You can track trending

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As we continue our quest into version 2.0, let’s take a look at the “Manage Lab” tab. With the navigation bar across the top, the manage lab tab is meant to be used as an administration section for your account in the process of managing your Quality Management System.   Just to hit the highlights,

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After nearly one year in the planning and development of version 2.0, the upgrade went live on March 12th! We are closely tracking any issues that may arise, and listening to user feedback.   Important to Note We are checking for browser compatibility, and at this point Chrome and Firefox are working the best. We

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R18LabQMS Version 2.0 set to be released We are now in the final stages of beta testing for V2.0, as this new version will be released shortly. In the past five years we have gone through numerous version updates, with V2.0 being our 20th significant version update. Additionally, there have been numerous changes along the way

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Like most laboratories, when it’s time for an on-site assessment we all scramble to be sure we’re prepared when the assessor walks through the doors of the laboratory. Preparation typically consumes lab staff weeks before the big day. Having tools to manage your Quality Management System, and having an ongoing process in place can make

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The application In a recent upgrade we added new features regarding the management and use of reference equipment that’s used as a measurement standard that is easily recognized within the equipment inventory.   The R18LabQMS application allows you to indicate which pieces of equipment are measurement standards so that when you are completing a procedure

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