Apologies if this is posted in an unrelated topic forum. I was hoping if anyone would be able to offer any resources or advice on how to build good working relationships between on site Quality Control/Assurance and Production management. In my previous employment, it was sometimes difficult to enforce changes in HACCP/SQF protocols when production felt that it hindered their ability to function. It put strain on quality control technicians having to maintain the FSMS when production did not put their full support behind the changes that occurred. I will be happy to provide details but in summation both departments could have worked together more effectively to increase product safety and quality.
Currently I am fielding for a position at a company whose new facility would be undergoing major FSMS changes in order to achieve the standard of it's parent organization. If I get the position, I would have the opportunity to work within the organization to build the sights safety plan and help maintain it for future expansion. I want to utilize every possible tool to create a robust FSMS with high accountability and integrity. A key factor in accomplishing this, I believe, is to establish a solid working relationship with the head of production to minimize communication issues and foster a great working relationship between our departments.
If anyone can offer tips, or resources on how to foster interdepartmental teamwork, I would greatly appreciate it.