About Peter-Elias Alouche

Peter has primarily worked in the manufacturing and energy sectors with past experience in industrial inkjet systems, injection molding systems, electrical distribution, electrical transmission, and power generation, and database development. Over the last 14 years, he has learned about product design, inventory management, Quality Management, New Product Development, database development, and Project Management. During the summer months, you'll probably find Peter playing beach volleyball, at a golf course, or relaxing in a hammock. In the winter, he enjoys playing ice hockey, skating, skiing, ping pong, pool, and watching the Leafs. Always trying to learn new things by staying current with what's happening in business and technology by reading Popular Science, Harvard Business Review, Futurism, Tech Crunch, and Wired.

3 Lessons from ASQ’s 2016 World Conference on Quality & Improvement

Intelex Booth-ASQIntelex had the pleasure of attending ASQ’s 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) #WCQI2016 in Milwaukee from May 16 to 18.  The annual conference is ASQ’s major event for Quality professionals around the world to network, learn about the latest trends and technology, and develop their skills by attending presentations on numerous topics. From Intelex’s product demonstration to the closing keynote address, this year’s event  continued the tradition of sharing new knowledge and insights with quality professionals from around the world.

Lesson 1: Keep the focus on the customer

Intelex walked the audience through some of the challenges associated with integrating a Quality Management System in their business especially when transitioning to a new standard such as ISO 9001:2015.  From providing financial justification to empowering the workforce to focusing on value add activities, we touched on a number of topics that resonated with the audience.  The goal was … Read more...

Are you Ready for ISO 9001:2015?

Three years in the making, the latest and greatest revision to the Quality Management Systems standard was published on September 23, 2015 as ISO 9001:2015.  It felt like Christmas morning waiting to get the new standard – well almost.  I’ve already purchased my copy from ASQ  for $173 USD and it was immediately available for download as a PDF once the payment processed.  I’m excited to learn more about how ISO 9001:2015 can help organizations improve and deliver value to customers in a variety of industries and markets.  For anyone that is currently certified to ISO 9001:2008, you have a 3 year grace period to become certified to the new standard’s requirements.  This means you have until September 2018 in order to adopt and demonstrate compliance to the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015.  According to a recent webinar with Quality expert Peter Merrill hosted by the ISO 9001 clubRead more...

What Has ISO 9001 Done for Me Lately?

I know…you’ve all been wondering – What has ISO 9001 done for me lately? 

Well, fasten your seat belts and get ready for a wild ride. The new ISO 9001:2015 standard is not just about compliance. It’s about implementing a Quality Management System that is practical, proactive, and progressive. With the release date of September 15, 2015, we, as quality professionals and organizations are excited about what could be possible and how the new standard can help transform our businesses. All of this despite the 3 year grace period to adopt the new standard.

There are many reasons for this building excitement.

First, it puts an end to those confusing debates that I’m sure you’ve had at some point about whether an action was a corrective action or a preventive action. What is the difference? If you identify the root cause of the problem and take appropriate action to prevent … Read more...