Intelex’s Brett McLennan and James Coulen are in Indianapolis this week, talking to people about Quality Management at the 2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement.
The annual conference is held by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a community of nearly 80,000 quality professionals dedicated to promoting quality tools, principles and practices in workplaces and communities. With more than 100 sessions on this year’s theme, “Managing Change” attendees are sure to walk away with valuable information on maintaining and improving quality while navigating an evolving business landscape.
One of the most exciting changes is the ongoing development of a global marketplace, but with opportunity comes challenges: managing a global supply chain, ensuring compliance with international standards and regulations, and coordinating logistics on a global scale are just a few of the key issues that will be addressed at this year’s conference. The good news? Intelex may be able to help!
We offer many applications for environment, health and safety and business performance management, but understandably our focus at this conference is our Quality Management System. Intelex’s system allows you to integrate the management of all your quality-related activities across multiple departments and locations through one centralized online portal. Manage audits and inspections, ensure international regulatory compliance, manage suppliers and drive continual improvement, all from one spot!
If you’re at the conference and want to hear more about the Intelex approach to Quality Management, you can find Brett and James at booth #616. We hope to see you there!
2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement Focuses on Managing Change
Last week Intelexians Steve Buffett and Bevin Lyon were in Cambridge, Maryland to celebrate the 43rd Annual Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC).
Food and beverage companies gathered to share industry knowledge on topics from wastewater treatment, presented by Intelex client Bimbo Bakeries, to air compliance strategies from Frito-Lay Inc.
The conference is a long standing tradition for many of the participating companies, even described by some attendees as a getaway or a retreat. Conference dress code is business casual, and it’s strictly enforced: as a first-time attendee Steve was warned not to wear a tie unless he wanted it snipped off his neck with a pair of scissors!
“This was my first conference like this!” was all Steve could say when asked about the experience. With events like clay shooting and an oyster hatchery tour, it’s no wonder that this conference stands out from many others Intelex attends. The picture definitely suggests they had a good time!
Pictured, from left to right: Steve Buffett, Intelex; Bob Shober, Campbell Soup; Bevin Lyon, Intelex; Anne Tennier, Maple Leaf Foods with husband Ralph Wilson; Scott Krail, H.J. Heinz.
Several Intelex employees are in Orlando, Florida this week for Papa John’s OPCON 2013. Papa John’s purchased the Intelex solution in 2012 and uses our Supplier Management application among others. The OPCON is a great chance for Intelex to get to know many of those suppliers. The annual event kicked off over the weekend with a family night and an opening concert performed by the Goo Goo Dolls.
This year’s theme, “To Boldly Go,” is in full force, with pizza cutters in the form of the famous NCC-1701 Enterprise ship and Star Trek characters drawing attention as they wander around the hotel. Intelex Solutions Specialist Brett McLennan (pictured to the right with a new friend) is getting into the spirit of things!
The agenda for the rest of the week includes a volleyball tournament, oven training from Papa John’s exclusive oven distributor, Middleby Marshall, and an awards show to wrap things up on Wednesday.
Papa John’s is the recognized leader of the pizza category and now owns or franchises more than 3,500 restaurants in all 50 states and 29 countries. Papa John’s uses Intelex’s Quality Nonconformances and Product Defect Tracking application, Application Builder, Document control and Supplier Management application.
Today more than 20 leading software companies and service providers are gathering at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina to discuss their solutions with EHS and sustainability professionals.
The event is the 2013 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference, presented by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). This conference is a two-day event and is the only conference dedicated to presenting the big name EHS and sustainability software solutions in one place for your consideration.
In addition to being a sponsor, Intelex is well-represented at this year’s gathering – our Vice President of EHSQ solutions, Elie Mouzon, is attending with sales director Bevin Lyon and account executive Jeremy Mawson. But we’re most excited to hear from one of our clients in the Food & Beverage industry, who will be presenting on Intelex this afternoon at 3:30pm.
One of the unique features of this particular conference is the live software demonstrations, which are presented by the users themselves. Our client will be discussing successful system design and implementation of the Intelex solution.
Our clients use Intelex globally for a wide variety of functions that include:
Property, safety, environmental and regulatory incident and near miss reporting, investigation and corrective action development.
Corporate wide safety metrics.
S&E Compliance task management.
Corporate and self-audit completion, tracking and reporting.
Sustainability data management and reporting
If you’re an attendee and would like to speak to someone at Intelex about your needs, you can find us at booth #303!
The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. Visit NAEM online here.
Bevin Lyon and Jeremy Mawson are representing Intelex’s Food and Beverage team at the NLS Food Quality Symposium this week in Indian Wells, California. The symposium is now in its fourth year and features industry networking and thought leadership from some of the world’s leading food manufacturers. Among the attendees are a few Intelex clients, including Bimbo Bakeries, Hillshire Brands and The Wornick Company.
Hot topics of conversation this year are the Food Safety Modernization Act and the recommendations for food defense measures that have been developed by FSIS and FDA.
Intelex’s Food and Beverage team helps companies manage suppliers, ensure compliance, keep their workforces safe and ensure the quality of their products. For a full list of Intelex’s food and beverage clients, visit our clients page.
Intelex will be joining the Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show (part of the Partners in Prevention Conference Series) in Mississauga, Ontario, early this week. This fantastic show currently holds the title as Canada’s largest health and safety event and will take place on May 1st and May 2ndat the International Centre.
Excited to connect with key health and safety professionals in the industry and compare best-practices in the field, Intelex’ own solutions experts Steve Buffett and Ethan Cushing will be exhibiting first-hand how Intelex’s environmental, health and safety software can help companies overcome critical workplace obstacles.
The 2011 Intelex User Conference wrapped up this past Friday, and guests and Intelexians alike had a blast. Three days of roundtables, training sessions, new product talks and more were punctuated by a great evening out at The Boiler House in Toronto’s historic distillery district and a striking performance by A2D2, an aerial dance troupe.
As a new twist this year, attendees were also invited to participate in the discussion and provide insights and feedback on the event in real time through the #intelex2011 Twitter hashtag.
Virgin Atlantic’s Jonathan Jasper (affectionately known as JJ) provided the keynote address at the event, discussing how he leverages the Intelex system – most notably, through the use of configurable iForms – to manage safety-related information and mitigate safety incidents and associated costs. I could go on, but IT World Canada’s Dave Webb did a much better job in his article on JJ’s talk and the relationship between Intelex and Virgin Atlantic.
All told it was a stellar event! Thanks to Client Relations Coordinator Lauren Craig and Marketing Manager Kristy Sadler for pulling the whole thing together! And a special thanks to the scores of guests who helped make it such a memorable event.