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.
The appearance and format of your policies and procedures statements are just as important as the organization and content of the policy and procedure manual. If you format your policies and procedures in a way that is appealing to the eye and that emphasizes the importance of the statements, they are more likely to be taken seriously and used on a regular basis by your employees. How do you format a policies and procedures manual?
Data annotation refers to the process of cataloging, organizing, and classifying data. The primary objectives of data annotation are to ensure that the data is reliable, accurate, complete, and relevant. It’s an important aspect of record control. How important is data annotation in business? Continue reading How Important is Data Annotation in Business?
Simply put, a standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of instructions on how to execute a specific task or a business process. They are used by all companies and public agencies. Their complexity varies from task to task, and it’s informed by the complexity of an entity itself. How to Write an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). Continue reading How to Write an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)
Lean ISO 9001? To many of you this will seem like a contradiction in terms. The term Lean and ISO 9001 are not generally used together, but why not? Does a Quality Management System (QMS) have to be complicated and cumbersome? Do Lean and ISO 9001 Go Together? Continue reading Do Lean and ISO 9001 Go Together?