What Critical Quality Procedures do you need? Are you plagued by a tight money supply, a tight job market, stagnating production and a general crisis of confidence. Some of you are going about your business logically, methodically, and with a clear sense of direction and purpose. Will you be making great strides forward in the coming years? Among them are implementing or refining your key quality procedures. Critical quality procedures, what are they? Continue reading Critical Quality Procedures, What are They?
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.
Why do we bother documenting processes, tasks, and events? What purpose does documentation serve? And, if we’re going to do it, shouldn’t we do it right? What are the benefits of document management systems? Continue reading What are the Benefits of Document Management Systems?
One of the most difficult parts of document management is to ensure that everyone is using the current version of electronic documents for their processes. This is especially challenging when documents are distributed in paper form. Learn how to easily share electronic documents while maintain control.
As the Quality Manager you are responsible for Quality Management System (QMS) compliance and strategies to improve quality management. In other words, you must manage all company-wide, quality policies, procedures, processes, programs, and practices, to assure the company of continuous conformance with appropriate standards and regulations. What are the top Quality Manager responsibilities? Continue reading What Are The Top Quality Manager Responsibilities?
Process occur in each and every business. Some of your process are critical business processes that your company could not be in business without and others are less critical, but may be important. Understanding your risk is a major factor in your company governance, risk, and compliance program. How do you audit your process, demonstrate their effectiveness, and show that you have control when needed? Basically, do company policies exist if they’re not documented? Continue reading Do Company Policies Exist If They’re Not Documented?
If your company is like most, you’re storing your policies and procedures on a file server. Perhaps your working drafts are in one folder, approved versions are in another folder, and previous versions are archived in yet another folder. There are many ways policies procedures software will save you money. What document control system is most effective? Continue reading What Document Control System is Most Effective?
Companies are using a wide variety of software solutions to develop intranet policies and procedures for multiple departments. Common intranet policies and procedures software solutions include editing in MS-Word, publishing in PDF (Portable Document Format), and managing files in SharePoint. This article is about how to develop intranet policies and procedures for multiple departments. Continue reading How to Develop Intranet Policies and Procedures for Multiple Departments
Document control is part of an effective system of internal controls, which is an essential requirement for compliance with standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, ISO 22000, the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), and a plethora of regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA). Continue reading Document Control, How to Improve it
The ISO 9001:2015 quality standard has a number of documentation requirements and specifically calls out 7.5 Documented information, which replaces 4.2.3 Control of Documents and 4.2.4 Control of Records in the previous ISO 9001:2008. To understand the difference, first let’s clarify the difference between documents and records. Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Document Control and Record Control?