Business success and operational excellence rely on many things. Realistic and far-reaching company goals and the right business systems are key ingredients for this success. But at a more basic level, success is traced to one corporate asset: people.
The competency and dedication of an organization’s personnel are the biggest reasons for its success or failure, which is why the API Spec Q2 standard addresses the training and competency of personnel from the start. Training & competency is an important part of every successful organization’s mission, and the Q2 spec formalizes the development process. Documenting skill assessments and tracking training milestones ensures that a competent workforce remains focused on the quality of their actions and outcomes.
It makes sense; a well-trained employee will assess risk in a systematic and logical manner. This activity carries on through the service and process design review, and into contingency planning, where competency is critical for proper prevention, mitigation, and communication during an unplanned event.
The Q2 spec also requires tight controls on the supply chain and service quality planning functions. Trained personnel need to be competent in assessing suppliers, developing methods for qualification, controlling subcontractors, and documenting plans. The Q2 spec clearly defines requirements for quality management in these subjects for personnel to follow, as well as for preventive maintenance, change management, and other areas.
Success in these areas still comes down to one thing - people - personnel who know their functions, and understand their process. Accupoint’s SAM Q2 platform can help streamline all of the API Spec Q2 requirements, starting with training & competency. To learn more, please contact us.