In the old days of Kodachrome film (before digital cameras) ISO was used as a measure of how receptive your film is to light as indicated by the numbers – 100, 200, 400, 800 for film speed. A higher ISO number meant more sensitivity, but more noise or a larger grain in the resulting photo, which in turn required more light (longer shutter or wider f stop). Continue reading What Is ISO?
Developing an advanced ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) requires a lot of effort to create a system, change employee behavior (management and workers), and obtain the desired results. Many companies have successfully built an ISO QMS, passed their initial registration audit, and later failed to maintain all of the documents, records, and quality process activities. Creating an ISO QMS is one thing but maintaining it can be just as difficult for your organization. You need advanced Quality Management System solutions support. Continue reading Advanced Quality Management System Solutions Support
How useful is your Quality Management System (QMS) if the ISO 9001 Procedures Manual is a burdensome book, with tons of detail, but little real value? How do you create ISO 9001 procedures for a QMS? Continue reading How Do You Create ISO 9001 Procedures for a QMS?
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.
What good is a business process that is unable to deliver the planned result? The PDCA process approach is used for business process planning, Business Process Management (BPM), and for business process auditing as well. A process audit is focused on determining process effectiveness and the ability to achieve planned results. What questions are used for a process audit? Continue reading What Questions Are Used for a Process Audit?
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? Continue reading What ISO 9001 Clause is Used Writing Audit Findings For Not Following Procedures?
What do you think of when you hear Lean ISO Quality System? Actually, what is the first thing you think of when you hear the term “ISO 9001”? Lengthy policies, complicated procedures, and miles of forms to fill out? A bureaucracy that rivals the US government in size and complexity? Intense, week-long audits that make waterboarding seem like spa therapy? You may be misinformed — ISO 9001 is based on sound business practices and is designed to help your organization improve incrementally. What’s a Lean ISO Quality System? Continue reading What’s a Lean ISO Quality System?
A Quality Management System (QMS) is a management system pure and simple. It is not quality’s management system; it is a management system that, if done right, produces quality products. A Quality Management Systems is built for ISO registration, to satisfy customer requirements, or to produce better products. Building a Quality Management System in 10 easy steps is not hard if you follow these steps. Continue reading Quality Management System in 10 Easy Steps