Autoscribe Informatics' Competency Tracker is a module that integrates seamlessly into its Matrix Gemini LIMS to allow monitoring of the training status and needs of staff.
The Tracker is a module within the Matrix Gemini Quality Management Suite that forms part of Autoscribe’s Business Information Management System (BIMS).
This means the system can not only be used as part of a LIMS but can also be applied independently to skill level monitoring across any business environment.
Ernest Jackson, a manufacturer of medicated confectionery and vitamin pastilles, has installed the Competency Tracker module to replace a spreadsheet-based system based that was previously used to track employee skills and training requirements.
Competency Tracker provided an integrated solution to automate the scheduling of training modules and refresher courses across the many and varied training requirements of the entire workforce and produce reports on completed activities.
With a workforce covering manufacturing, administration and warehousing operations, Ernest Jackson has to manage a diverse range of skill sets and training requirements.
Competency Tracker now acts as a link between the Environmental Health and Safety and Human Resources departments and allows the matching of the competencies of staff to the specific needs of their role within the company.
The software ensures that staff have their skills assessed and offers management insight into skills gained to establish if further training is required.
Initial training dates and refresher courses can be automatically scheduled from within the system and staff confirmation recorded. Certificates of competency can be created, distributed and stored for historical record of skills acquired.
John Boother, managing director at Autoscribe Informatics, said: “In addition to Competency tracking, the BIMS Quality Management Suite features modules for Asset Management, Customer Feedback, Audit Planning, Document Management and CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Action Management).
"It provides unique future proofing capabilities by easily adapting to suit specific company needs both now and in the future. This software will also help facilitate compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 for regulated companies to reduce risk, liability and costs.”