Free Information & Downloads

Free Compliance Information & Downloads includes our searchable Terms & Definitions Dictionary and our Compliance Requirements Dictionary. Plus, numerous articles we have written about Compliance and Continual Process Improvements are referenced, some are downloadable.

Free Compliance Information & Downloads

Everything contained in the section is for your use…. no charge… no registration required to copy or download information… no email address requests… no links to the sales part of our website… no sales or marketing follow-ups (which, since we do not know who you are, would be rather difficult anyway).

Searchable Dictionaries

Terms, Definitions, and Compliance Requirements

Terms, Definitions, and Compliance Requirements

Dictionaries include “A Business and Compliance Terms and Definitions Dictionary” with over 3,000 terms and a “A Compliance Requirements Dictionary” with over 3,000 requirement
statements. We will continue to add to each.

We believe these dictionaries could be of significant importance to your organization. Please go to the dictionary of interest to you… we have listed some of the ways this information may help you and your organization.

Articles by Partners and Colleagues

Compliance and Continual Process Improvement

Compliance and Continual Process Improvement

During and after completion of a DHS-funded research project on the defense and security of the U.S. food supply chain, a number of reports and articles were published jointly and independently by Dr. Omar Keith Helferich, Dr.  Douglas J Voss, and Dr. John E Griggs.

In general, the articles referenced focus on the nature and benefits of continual process improvement and plan-do-check-act. The majority are in the areas of supply chain security and sustainability.

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We have already digitized around 3,000 terms and definitions from business and from providers of standards and guideline

Terms and their Definitions differ across standards, guidelines, and professional groups.

Terms used by compliance professionals may not have the same meaning as it may have for others in an organization.

An individual in one profession may never have heard of a term used by another professional.

This is a free searchable dictionary. No registration. No follow up sales emails.

We hope it proves of value to you and your organization.

Go To… A Business and Compliance Terms and Definitions Dictionary


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We have already digitized hundreds of compliance requirements from various providers of standards and guidelines.

As one might expect, there is significant overlap of similarly worded requirements across standards and guidelines. As new standards and guidelines evolve, the provider may incorporate existing requirement statements, modified as the developer deems appropriate for the purpose and scope they of their standard or guideline.

The use of this service is provided without fee. You are, however, responsible to review the results identified in the context of the provider’s guideline or standard. With the exception of ISO, free and downloadable PDF’s of standards and guidelines are available at the provider’s website.

Go To… A Compliance d Definitions Dictionary


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The providers of guidelines and standards issue a set of requirements you need to address to be compliant to their particular guideline of standard. Those requirements must be understood within the context of the objectives, scope, and compliance process defined by the provider.

The requirements within different standards and requirements are often similar, and sometimes exactly the same. We have no idea when or where a particular requirement was first stated nor how that requirement made its way from one guideline or standard to another. The important point is that there is a set of requirements each provider of a guideline or standard believes will help you do a better job at, for example, security, quality, or sustainability and, when you prove you have met those requirements, you will be in compliance to those requirements.

We do not build guidelines or standards. We do not sell copies of any provider’s guidelines or standards. We do not perform audits. We have no business relationship with any provider of standards or guidelines.

Go To… Providers of Standards and Guidelines – Links and Free Downloads


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During and after completion of the DHS-funded research on defense and security of the U.S. food supply chain, a number of reports and articles were published jointly and independently by Dr. Omar Keith Helferich, Dr.  Douglas J Voss, and Dr. John E Griggs.

In general, those articles focused upon the intersection of supply chain management, compliance to defined standards and guidelines, and statistical analysis. Areas of interest to us covered quality, security, safety, and sustainability.

As the “academicians” of the group, Dr. Helferich and Dr. Voss have published many other articles and books. Condensed lists of articles and books, selected for their relevance to supply chain management and compliance via the continual improvement process of PDCA, are also provided.

Go To… Partner and Colleague Publications  – Links and Free Downloads


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The topic was faster response to food supply chain Incidents. The research funder was DHS.

The premise of this research effort was that the elapse time and impact magnitude of a disruption within the food supply chain could be reduced by using product “brand” as a predictive-link up and down the supply chain.

An iterative computer model, “Track & Trace”, used available software tools and a data-rich mapping of the U.S. food supply chain for spinach for demonstration purposes.

The research effort far exceeded the level of monetary funding. It turned out to be one of those “good ideas” (at least we think so) that never went anywhere.

However, perhaps there is an idea or two in the project results that might be of interest to you.

Go To… Track & Trace by Product Brand – A Good Idea; No Interest


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Dr. Helferich has a long and commendable history of humanitarian service… from Oklahoma, 9/11 and Katrina, to safe water.

Drs. Helferich and Griggs, with help from Rosemary (Haight), have attempted to define a PDCA approach to ensuring the sustainability of humanitarian projects.

The Humanitarian Project Sustainability page will contain downloadable documents and reports on non-funded research work we have performed for a safe water project in the Dominican Republic and a recently published article addressing the assimilation of quality and sustainability.