Things are going well with the improvements I'm trying to make to my companies Quality Program but I have recently ran into an obstacle. I recently created a clearly Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA). I wrote what I believe is a well thought out policy and procedure. I have a spreadsheet that I use for monitoring the status of corrections, and I have biweekly meetings where we create plans of actions for the corrections.
Here the problem...
My Corrective Action Meeting has become more about process improvements rather than quality corrections. Both are important and I should be tracking both, but I can't figure out if there is a way to marry CAPA and Process Improvement (i.e. Continuous Improvement). It's just not the right time to introduce another formalized program at my company. It was really challenging to even get buy in with the CAPA program.
Just looking for some general pointers and little encouragement. Has anyone out there successfully merged Corrective Actions and Continuous Improvement. I need to figure out a way to have one overarching policy with, hopefully, one tracking document.