BRC Version 8 targets global food safety and quality assurance


Today’s food literally comes from everywhere in the world. The sourcing of it is now an international affair and assurance of food safety and quality is perhaps more important than ever.

Among those looking to bring uniformity to …

Intelex’s EHSQ Alliance finds its trailblazer

Rob Harrison, Director of EHSQ Content Strategy

Among the greatest challenges in today’s digital information age is simply sorting through the morass of all things posted online to uncover what’s truly useful and valuable. You need to dig far and deep to get to the gold, especially when it comes to high-quality and trusted information.

Discovery of useful insights online is tough enough for everyday consumers. For professionals – and specifically those in the field of managing environment, health and safety, plus quality (EHSQ) regulatory compliance – it can be a world of pain. There’s never enough useful information to assist them in doing their jobs. EHSQ knowledge is always in demand, yet so hard to find.

It’s this vital need that’s behind the creation of the EHSQ Alliance, powered by Intelex Technologies – an evolving vision to construct a one-stop repository of great insights and knowledge for professionals, and … Read more...

People-First Approach Key to Business Success, Intelex CEO Tells Students

Environment, Health & Safety, and Quality (EHSQ) is a people problem, not an asset or data problem, according to Intelex CEO Mark Jaine. And it is this premise that is behind how his company builds software that … Read more...

Congratulations to the 2018 EHSQ Alliance Awards Finalists!

All year long these organizations and individuals have been hard at work reaching new heights in the EHSQ industry, while having positive impact on the communities around them.

Here at Intelex, we believe in the importance of recognizing these outstanding achievements, and are excited to announce the 2018 EHSQ Alliance Awards finalists! Winners will be announced and celebrated in Austin, Texas at the 2018 EHSQ Alliance Conference where a VIP Awards ceremony will take place.

With 9 categories ranging from Environmental Stewardship, Health & Safety Performance to Implementation Partner of the Year, these awards recognize innovation, leadership, commitment and honors outstanding achievement demonstrated by Intelex customers and partners.

Please help us congratulate the 2018 EHSQ Alliance Awards finalists!

Award Finalist Finalist Finalist
Implementation Partner Arcadis ERM Summit EHSQ
Solution Partner Enhesa RegScan
Quality Excellence GBW Rail Car Services NASA Nestle
Supplier Management Excellence CKE Nexteer Starbucks
EHSQ All-Star Chris Ward

Ready to Grow your Network? Connect with Industry Professionals at the EHSQ Alliance Conference!

Spend time this year getting to know the people in your industry. At the EHSQ Alliance Conference this April, you’ll have all kinds of opportunities to network, learn and collaborate with hundreds of users, Intelex personnel and industry experts. Check out some of our biggest programs yet!

Alliance in Action Zone
The Alliance in Action Zone offers the chance to expand your network and add life to a growing community. Take advantage of the myriad opportunities to forge new connections, learn from your talented peers and explore innovative solutions from both Intelex executives and industry-leading EHSQ professionals.  Whether you visit the product networking zone, sponsor and partner stations, the communal meeting tables or enjoy a treat with your peers, you’ll never want to leave!
Alliance Live
Kick back after a busy conference day and enjoy food, drinks, entertainment and great company! Join us at Bangers and choose a beer from … Read more...

Quality 4.0: It’s time for a QMS Revolution

Why is it time for a Quality Management System revolution?

The world is more complex than it used to be. Businesses around the globe rely heavily on one another through densely intertwined supply chains. Human biases lead to … Read more...

In Business, It’s All About Your Ideas, Intelex CEO Tells Students

Businesses succeed or fail on the quality of their ideas, not on the fanciness of the way those ideas are conveyed to management and other decision-makers.

That was just one piece of advice Intelex CEO Mark Jaine conveyed to students enrolled in a Management Consulting practicum at Toronto’s prestigious Rotman School of Management earlier this month. The two-week program is designed to give students real-world experience in providing consulting advice to a company.

“We have a saying at Intelex: It’s great ideas that win. It’s not about the presentation. I don’t care how glossy your binder is. It’s the substance that matters,” Jaine said.

An entrepreneur himself, Jaine was more than happy to spend time with a group of students embarking on their own business careers. And having a successful Canadian CEO in front of them for a few hours was a big benefit to the students, instructor Scott Rutherford … Read more...

Put people – not profits – first, and other lessons learned from visiting Toyota

Auto Manufacturing Line

In late November, a group of Intelex employees made the 100-kilometer trek from Toronto to Cambridge, Ont. to the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) Inc. plant. The highly cross-functional team included members from Sales, Marketing, Consulting and Implementation, Sales Engineering, Customer Engagement, Customer Success, and Product Management. We wanted to gain insight, first-hand, into the activities within a world-class automotive manufacturing company that exemplify an integrated EHSQ management system – before the impending holiday season and 2018 bomb cyclone made headlines!

The team prepared extensively for the tour. We wanted to maximize our learning while on site and help retain this information long-term. We looked at the history of Toyota to discover why it had become so successful and capable of producing award- winning quality products, while exceeding customer expectations. We learned that each vehicle manufactured at Toyota’s TMMC plant goes through over 4,800 quality checks before leaving the facility! … Read more...

Learn from the Experts at Our EHSQ Alliance Conference Sessions

The EHSQ Alliance Conference is fast approaching and our lineup of highly informative and engaging sessions continues to grow. Regardless of whether your focus is on Health & Safety, Environment, Quality or insight into the entire EHSQ industry, we have a number of high-value sessions that will keep you in the know on the latest developments in your practice area.

Register today and join us April 18-20, 2018 in Austin, Texas!

The EHSQ Alliance Conference (formerly the Intelex User Conference) offers EHSQ professionals a wealth of networking opportunities, industry expert keynotes, in-depth breakout sessions and much more!

Here’s a sample of the learning opportunities and hands-on training sessions that await you in Austin. For a full session list and the agenda, visit the EHSQ Alliance Conference website.

Health & Safety:

Ergonomics and IoT – How exoskeletons are changing our understanding of worker health

Active exoskeletons can be used as …

Four Reasons Why Life Sciences Organizations Are Moving Their QMS to the Cloud

Life sciences organizations, including pharmaceuticals, and medical device manufacturers, constantly look for ways to reduce risk, increase patient safety, and achieve operational excellence. To be successful in these three areas, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies need to have robust management systems in place. This is even more critical than in other industries where the breadth of regulatory requirements is not as vast.

Transforming their QMS to the cloud can help them achieve these strategic objectives. Along this digital transformation journey, software validation can be a challenge with varying degrees of intricacy across organizations. Causes can range from lack of experience and expertise to the complexity of internal and external stakeholders involved. Ultimately, no one wants to receive a 483 from the FDA due to noncompliance with 21 CFR 11, which will put an organization in a bind and ultimately impact patient safety.

As pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers look …