Anita Wample, Director of Quality Systems, Ventana Medical Systems
Anita Wample spent 15 years in the clinical laboratory environment prior to moving into the medical device industry where she has held various positions in quality, regulatory compliance and sales operations. She currently is Director of Quality Systems at Ventana Medical Systems. Anita received a MS in Medical Technology from the University of Delaware, and earned an MBA with honors from Widener University. Additionally she obtained and maintains a Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence and Certified Quality Auditor credentials, and currently is a Senior Member in ASQ. As a member of the Technical committee and Board of Examiners for the Delaware State Quality Award, and subsequently as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Arizona Quality Award, she has honed her skills in evaluating business practices using Malcom Baldridge Quality Award criteria. She has presented various materials to professional organizations on the topics of risk management, auditing and quality systems management and implementation.
Businesses are always looking for ways to improve the bottom line but may not have looked at a required tool -- in this case, quality auditing -- as a way to benefit the business. Most businesses or managers look at auditing as a necessary evil that must be done to comply with regulations or standards, not as a way to gain a competitive advantage. Required audits often take place in an organization with the minimal amount of effort applied to address any audit findings.
By understanding business processes and auditing techniques, an auditing program can be developed to meet the regulatory and business needs of an organization simultaneously. Using auditors from various business functions, focused expertise is applied to the auditing process, leading to a better evaluation of current practices within the company. Business language is used to describe issues found during the audit process to ensure managers understand the business impact as well as the regulatory impact on processes. By illustrating the business impact in a language that is meaningful and actionable, managers begin to understand the value of auditing practices and the impact to the bottom line.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- What benefits a business can gain from internal auditing processes
- How to structure a business-friendly auditing program
- How auditing can create business excellence
- How business-friendly auditing can create a more effective external auditing experience
Following the webinar you will understand:
By looking at auditing practices as a tool for improving business processes, you’ll find opportunities for improvement and increased knowledge among employees, leading to improved business results.
Who should attend this Webinar?
Quality, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering / R&D, Compliance