Regulatory Compliance and Quality Programs: Constraints and Opportunities for Integration


  • Brian Freer University of California Berkeley
  • Richard Fiene



Quality Management System


Management systems for regulatory compliance and quality programs are examined in this paper from the standpoint of their potential integration and in terms of the concept of a process. The paper identifies five common drags on management system optimization and outlines a scoring system that organizations may use to evaluate their management systems for potential adoption of an integrated process-based program.


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