And the Winner of the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Quality Excellence is…Hussmann!

We are thrilled to share that the winner of the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Quality Excellence is Hussmann. The Quality Excellence award is aimed at a client who has become a leader in quality management through the use of their Intelex System. Hussmann’s team have certainly demonstrated that requirement!

Greg Garnier and his team at Hussmann have taken the Intelex Quality Management System (QMS) and have expanded and configured the solution to truly make it their own. Intelex applications that are currently in use at Hussmann include: Supplier Management, Process Non-Conformance, Monitoring and Measurement, a custom Voice of the Customer app, and more. We expect to see more great things from Hussmann in the future!

Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Environmental Stewardship Goes to Boart Longyear

A special congratulations to Boart Longyear, which is the winner of the Intelex Performance Award for Environmental Stewardship. This accolade is awarded to a client that shows outstanding contributions and leadership in environmental management through the use of the Intelex Software.

Boart Longyear has worked very closely with Intelex in defining the requirements for their Sustainability Metrics application. This application tracks Boart Longyear’s usage of a variety of resources, from diesel to electricity to gasoline to water, just to name just a few. Capturing this data in Intelex has allowed Boart Longyear to better monitor their environmental footprint, and more effectively set goals for sustainability. Congratulations to Boart Longyear on their admirable achievements in environmental stewardship!

Webinar: Streamlining Environmental Management in the Public Sector

Increasingly, ISO 14001 has become the go-to environmental management standard for cities, state governments, and public sector organizations of every size and shape. With today’s emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, it’s incumbent on all levels of government to ensure their environmental programs are running at top performance and generating ROI through efficiency and time savings.

Streamlining Environmental Management in the Public Sector is a free 30-minute webinar led by Senior Government Solutions Specialist Jason Fitzpatrick that outlines how public sector organizations have led the curve on environmental stewardship by leveraging the power of technology to significantly improve their environmental programs.

Key topics covered include:

  • Why adopting ISO 14001-based Environmental Management Systems has become increasingly popular for public sector organizations around the globe.
  • How ISO 14001-supported Environmental Management Systems enable government and business to speak the same language of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • How to best implement an environmental management system within the context of government and demonstrate ROI.
  • How to gain organization-wide buy-in for an EMS program.
  • How ISO 14001-certified government entities gain the opportunity to act as a ‘mentor’ to similar bodies.
  • How to leverage technology tools to achieve consistent, sustained environmental management compliance, and more.

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Webinar: Streamlining Environmental Management in the Public Sector

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Takes Home the Intelex Performance Award for Safety Performance

Congratulations to Agnico Eagle Mines for their achievement of the Intelex Performance Award for Safety Performance. The Safety Performance award recognizes a client who has shown outstanding contributions towards organizational health and safety by using Intelex software.

Currently, Agnico Eagle Mines uses Intelex’s Incident Management application in four languages across eleven different divisions. They are also leveraging six separate dashboards from within the application. To date, Agnico has used Intelex to record more than 11,000 incidents, with over 800 corrective/preventative actions, showcasing their commitment to improving safety in their workforce. Thanks to Agnico Eagle’s hard work and dedication, they’ve reduced their Accident Frequency Rate from 3.23 in 2011 to 1.90 in 2014!

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Takes Home the Intelex Performance Award for Safety Performance

Nexteer Automotive Wins Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Dream Builder

We recently held the fifth annual Intelex User Conference and with it, the second year of the Intelex Performance Excellence Awards. We’d like to congratulate each of our winners for their astounding performance over the past year.

Our winner of the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Dream Builder was Nexteer Automotive. To meet the requirements for this prestigious award, the Intelex client must have built innovative and inspiring applications from scratch, while demonstrating how they transformed their Intelex System into a major driver of success in the organization.

As winners of the award, the Nexteer Automotive team has developed not one but nine applications within the past year! Nexteer has built Intelex applications to monitor quality planning and supplier activities, house supplier compliance information, provide scorecards and performance-tracking tools to suppliers, track costs incurred due to quality issues, and so much more. The applications were built to meet the ever-changing needs of internal customers, and to ensure that their common business processes are followed globally.

Congratulations to Nexteer Automotive for their outstanding dedication and a special thanks to Lisa Thompson and Michael Bennett who made it out to the User Conference and accepted the award.

Nexteer Automotive Wins Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Dream Builder

Behind-the-Scenes at the Intelex User Conference 2014

Last week marked the fifth year of our annual Intelex User Conference. The yearly event provides a key opportunity for clients from around the globe (and I mean around the globe – we had clients attend from Australia, Norway, UK, Cayman Islands, Middle East and more) to network and share best practices.

With over 230 delegates from industries such as oil and gas and food and beverage to metals and mining, this year’s conference boasted record attendance! To accommodate our diverse audience, we offered training sessions for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. One of the most popular sessions was the Product Best Practice Sharing Roundtable, where Intelex users with the same products shared new approaches and tools that others could incorporate into their system. We even had prospective clients attend the conference, so there really was something for everyone!

Our President and CEO, Mark Jaine, gave an inspired opening keynote on the Intelex strategic vision. He showcased the latest exciting platform capabilities, functionalities and advanced features on the Intelex system. Attendees were definitely in awe over the rollout of the new reporting functionalities.

Another highlight of the conference was the exciting night out at The Ballroom Bowl. After a day of training and informative sessions, clients were able to unwind with dinner, bowling and a live performance from Intelex’s house band Co-Pilot! But the most anticipated event of the night was the Intelex Performance Excellence Awards. These awards recognized Intelex clients who demonstrated commitment to excellence, innovation and success in EHSQ management and software development and deployment.

This year’s winners included:

  • Nexteer Automotive – Dream Builder
  • Agnico Eagle Minds Limited – Safety Performance
  • Boart Longyear – Environmental Stewardship
  • Hussman – Quality Excellence
  • Albert Munoz SGS – Community Builder
  • Etihad Airways – User Adoption

All in all, the 2014 User Conference was a huge success! Even Twitter was abuzz with tweets from conference attendees who put the conference hashtag (#ILXUC2014) to use. Check out some of our highlights from Twitter:

  1. Agnico Eagle Mines @agnicoeagle 8 Oct
    Great night at the @Intelex Performance Excellence Awards. Proud to be the Safety Performance winner! #AEM #ILXUC2014
  2. David Speerbrecker @TheSafetyDave 8 Oct
    @Intelex @OpusStewartWeir great ideas and innovations with current technology. Thanks for the info. #ILXUC2014
  3. Schapster @Dadvocates 8 Oct
    @Intelex @Mark_at_Intelex some good improvements coming for 2015. Looking forward to them. Thanks for the keynote speech! #ILXUC2014

With over 230+ attendees from organizations around the globe, over 19 expert speakers and 75+ Intelexians at the conference, we’d like to thank you everyone for making the event such a huge success. A very special thanks also goes out to our amazing sponsors who made the event possible – CH2MHill, RegScan, E2ManagedTech, Enhesa and Sitehawk. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

And don’t worry, if you weren’t able to attend or would simply like to review some of the material at the conference, please contact: conferences@intelex.com.

Behind-the-Scenes at the Intelex User Conference 2014

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, Europe Tackles Climate Change, Ebola Workplace Health and Safety and More on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

    • Safety Initiative leads to more than 1000 factory inspections in Bangladesh
    • Europe gathering support to tackle climate change
    • Commentary says Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) undercounts injuries and illnesses
    • Addressing Ebola workplace health & safety concerns
    • Ebola outbreak prompts call for PPE innovations

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, w e’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

    • The Accord: Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Read more here.
    • Mayors Adapt initiative. Learn more here.
    • European Commission website on Climate Action. Check it out here.
    • Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development. View it here.

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Webinar: Achieving Operational Excellence with 8D Problem Solving

Being able to respond effectively to nonconformances and product defects is crucial to success in any quality assurance role. Addressing and eliminating the underlying root cause of a problem can prevent recurring issues, however, more often than not, quality professionals find themselves trapped in reactive, inefficient processes. In order to implement proactive quality management processes, quality professionals across all industries are turning to an approach that many in the automotive and manufacturing sectors have been using successfully for some time: the Eight Disciplines (8D) Problem Solving process.

The 8D Problem Solving process is now one of the most effective and widely used problem solving processes by quality professionals, and Intelex’s new solution for nonconformances and product defects incorporates this proven approach to continuous improvement. In this webinar, Achieving Operational Excellence with the Eight Disciplines (8D) Problem Solving Process, you will learn how you can integrate the 8D Problem Solving approach into your processes to establish a proactive quality management program.

Key topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Understanding the 8D method and why it’s the cornerstone of many new lean initiatives.
  • Replacing old, reactive approaches to managing nonconformances.
  • Successfully identifying root causes and correcting and eliminating recurring problems.
  • Globally communicating the lessons learned to share best practices across multiple locations.
  • Realizing the benefits of a proactive, continuous improvement approach to quality.

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Webinar: Achieving Operational Excellence with 8D Problem Solving

OSHA Requests Public Input on Chemical Hazards, FSMA Proposals to Become More Flexible, Canada Invests in Food Traceability and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

    • OSHA releases RFI, launches “national dialogue” on workplace chemical hazards
    • FDA looking to increase the flexibility of FSMA proposals
    • Canadian government invests in livestock traceability database
    • Unique mobile unit initiative promoting awareness of workplace safety

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, w e’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

    • OSHA seeks public opinion on chemical hazards and permissible exposure limits. View instructions for submitting comments are here.
    • Canada’s proposed national livestock traceability database. Learn more about it here.

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