Your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) provide employees with a handy reference to common everyday business practices, daily activities, or routine tasks. Training is faster and interruptions are reduced. So, how do you get started writing standard operating procedures? Continue reading How Do You Begin Writing Standard Operating Procedures?
Implementing an ISO 9001 Quality Management System can help your business. Two important topics covered so far were how it can actually help you streamline and simplify your document system (as opposed to the common misconception that ISO 9001 is a “document nightmare”). Continue reading Why Implement the ISO 9001 Standard?
In the aerospace industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers have historically dealt with a large number of often conflicting standards and regulations. The number and complexity of these standards,as well as the fact that they often conflicted with one another, made for high costs to produce aerospace goods and did little, if anything, to address the issues of quality, safety, and reliability. So, what is the Aerospace Quality Standard AS 9100 and how did it come about? Continue reading What Is Aerospace Quality AS 9100?
ISO standards are in use today by over 1,000,000 companies, worldwide. So what are they for and what is the real difference between ISO Quality Standards and the others? Continue reading What Are ISO Quality Standards?
An important aspect of any quality system is to work according to clear-cut Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). An SOP is a policy and procedure document which describes the regular recurring activities appropriate to quality operations. If it is Critical To Quality (CTQ) then it is a candidate for a standard operating procedure. Consistency is the goal or purpose of an SOP, to carry out all operations correctly and always in the same manner. Continue reading What Is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)?