You’ve written a new procedure. Your procedure review identified completeness, correctness, and subject matter applicability. You feel you’ve caught your procedure writing errors and the procedure’s ready to go…but go where? How do you determine if your new procedure is working? How do you validate written procedures? Continue reading How Do You Validate Written Procedures?
Required income tax returns can be prepared more easily from financial reports that are classified in a comparable manner. A tax practitioner is usually retained to prepare and file these returns. The reports most commonly requested of the company are the general ledger and related financial statements. What are reports of financial statements prepared by accountants? Continue reading What Are Reports and Financial Statements Prepared by Accountants?
Passing the New Entrant Safety Audit isn’t the end of the road for your business; if there are any breaches, a Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance review is required. What are the reasons and outcomes of a DOT compliance review? Continue reading What are the Reasons and Outcomes of a DOT Compliance Review?
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?
We want to implement a quality management system complying with ISO 9001. We divided the ISO QMS implementation project into four distinct phases. First we built the foundation processes, followed by continual improvement process, and the management processes. At this point we have covered how to comply with most of the ISO 9001 QMS requirements. Now we will cover the final phase; complying with the requirements of Clause 8. The final step before ISO 9001 certification is data management. Continue reading Final Step Before ISO 9001 Certification is Data Management
You’ve made the plans, built the quality system and conducted internal audits, but are you ISO 9001 compliant? Next comes the ISO Registration Process, but do you know the proper steps of this process? And how can you be sure you’re getting the most value for your investment? What Are the Steps of the ISO 9001 Registration Process? Continue reading What Are the Steps of the ISO 9001 Registration Process?
The benefits of safety measures for the long term are many? You stand to retain employees by offering a safe work environment, but you also ensure a stronger budget, fewer expenses on mitigating damages, and you actively protect your reputation in the eyes of your business partners, investors, as well as your clients. Knowing all of this, investing in safety measures in your workplace is a must in this day and age. The listed ideas can help elevate your workplace safety and allow you to focus on other business processes as well as growth. Continue reading What Are The Safety Measures in Your Workplace?
“I am here to audit you.” That phrase can strike fear in most of us, thanks in part to our good friends at the IRS. In the business world as well, those five words can send a chill down the spine of everyone from the Finance VP to the shipping department clerk. But it shouldn’t if you have a well run Audit process for Internal Audits. So what is an ISO audit process? Continue reading What is an ISO audit process?