I have recently moved from one of the big boys where I had a team of corporate quality and 40 other QA Managers with the same, well established processes I could chat and IM with to a tiny company with undeveloped programs where I am the entire QA department.
I'm hoping being active in this forum will alliveiate some of the isolation. I'm blessed to have a plant manager who understands quality, but ofcourse, he is busy and there's the inherient conflict between quality and production.
I love new / inventive ideas that make compliance easier for the floor staff and making training fun instead of a power point. I also need help balancing scope of my programs - now that I'm solo and shooting for our first AIB and SQF certifications, I find I'm building global company style programs that are difficult to manage without suppost. I need to cut the fat and be kept in check,
I also really miss the "OMG can you believe someone at the factory did THAT" aspect fellow QAs bring, or the "Hey, we tried this thing and it totally works" or "I got this ding on my audit, how did you address it". The most exciting expierence I've had was watching one stellar QA Manager go through her annual PAS22000 audit and have *every* document and checklist ready with no hesitation - amazing!
I look forward to getting to know y'all and hearing your two cents.