August 14, 2022

How Do You Create ISO 9001 Procedures for a QMS?

Fewer Quality Management System procedures can actually provide more value to the QMS.
July 25, 2022

What are ISO Quality Standards?

What are the Top 7 ISO Quality Standards? How are they different from other standards, and how can you use them to eliminate variation within your company?
July 17, 2022

What Documented Information is Required for ISO 9001:2015?

The ISO 9001 2015 standard has a number of document requirements and specifically calls out 7.5.3 Control of Documented information. To understand what documents or a records are required (the new standard does not make a distinction) first let’s clarify what are documents and records.
June 15, 2022

What are the Most Common Root Causes of Business Problems?

If you analyze the root causes for company challenges in a constructive light, failure and its causes express itself in a variety of ways. What are the most common root causes of business problems?
March 16, 2022

What Questions Are Used for a Process Audit?

A process audit is focused on determining process effectiveness and the ability to achieve planned results. Do you know what questions are used for these?
January 18, 2022

What ISO 9001 Clause is Used Writing Audit Findings For Not Following Procedures?

One of the most typical internal audit findings (nonconformities) is discovering that workers are not following procedures or work instruction. Surprisingly, while ISO 9001 requires you to establish procedures as needed, there is no ISO clause that requires anybody to follow such plans! What ISO 9001 clause is used writing audit findings for not following procedures?
January 16, 2022

What’s a Lean ISO Quality System?

It may be a lot easier than you think to create a lean ISO quality system, and it will save you an untold amount of work (and grief) later on.
September 1, 2021

Quality Management System in 10 Easy Steps

Whether you realize it or not, the management system you are using is a quality management system. So why not do it right and build a QMS to produce products with real quality.
August 4, 2021

How Much Time Do You Spend on Your ISO QMS Annually?

There is no simple answer to the question of the time commitment for an ISO Quality Management System (QMS). There are a number of variables to consider including the ISO standard you are registered to, the number of employees, the capability of your management team, the complexity of your business processes, and your knowledge of quality. The answers to such questions will determine the level of effort required to maintain an ISO system. How much time do you spend on your ISO QMS annually?