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Meirc’s blogs are meant to be fat-free write-ups on topics which are of interest to our clients and web-site visitors. These blogs are useful when you wish to get an update on a field you follow or when you are looking for a bite-sized article that you would like to refer to or learn from. The blogs are reviewed and updated based on your feedback so please go through the blogs below and click on the one you wish to access and then let us know what you think. We would love to get your feedback. As always, we can be reached on meirc@meirc.com

What are the Tools and Principles of Quality Management?

  May 21 2014

# Quality and Productivity

There are many tools that quality professionals can use. Experience and practice can help professionals pick the right tool. Some of the tools used are: Affinity diagram Organizes a large number of ideas into natural relationships Fish bone diagrams Determines cause-and-effect relationships Tree diagram Breaks down broad categories into finer levels of detail Matrix diagram Organizes k...;

Management Role in Occupational Health and Safety

  May 21 2014

# Health, Safety and Environment

Is a written policy report considered a solution to occupational health and safety issues? Does management commitment to safety make a difference? Before we answer those questions, allow me to state few useful statistics: - Nearly 50 employees are injured every minute of a 40-hour workweek and almost 17 employees die each day (USA). - According to Occupational Safety and Health Administrati...;

To Be Safe or Not to Be Safe...? This is the Question.

  May 21 2014

# Health, Safety and Environment

This is a first in a series of articles on Meirc's site related to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in the workplace. Also be sure to join the group "Together for a safer workplace" where you can share your opinions, experience and knowledge about the topic. To Be Safe or Not To Be Safe...? This is the Question. To be healthy you have to be safe and to be safe you have to prevent injuries of...;

Scope of Work (SoW) Value-Adding Questions - 1

  May 1 2014

# Contracts Management

Ten Value-Adding Questions to ask before finalizing your Scope of Work: Although ‘ in the budget' do we REALLY need it ? Are all the included criteria / features needed ? Can we ‘reduce' the required Sow (less numbers, less weight, less features etc... ) ? Are there ( more economical) ‘ alternatives' that can ( almost ) serve the same purpose ? Did we include too many ‘proprietary' feat...;

Scope of Work (SoW) : Value-Adding Questions - 3

  May 1 2014

# Contracts Management

Yet 10 more Value-Adding Questions to ask before finalizing your Scope of Work . These questions relate to what amounts to a ‘Reality-check' and cover the evaluation of available External resources: 1) Are there enough suppliers/ contractors who can do the job in our traditional market? 2) Did we approach them requesting that they ‘show interest ‘ in bidding for the intended SOW? 3) Do ...;

Scope of Work (SoW): Value-Adding Questions - 2

  May 1 2014

# Contracts Management

Yet another 10 Value-Adding Questions to ask before finalizing your Scope of Work . These questions relate to what amounts to a ‘Reality-check' and cover the evaluation of our available Internal resources: 1) Is the intended Scope compatible with the Master Plan / Corporate Objectives? 2) Do we have the financial resources for the intended SoW (Budget)? 3) Is the intended SoW compatible...;