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Jun
16

Quiz: How Passionate Are You About Quality?

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Are you a Quality Aficionado? Use the Likert-type scale below to answer the 20 questions, and then total up your score. Download a copy here for a template to write directly on and/or share with your colleagues and friends!   Strongly Disagree>  1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5  <Strongly Agree You notice …

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Jun
09

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Video Posted

Don’t miss our latest video discussing the ISO 9001:2015 transition process and questions we’re frequently asked: Also, be sure to download our free gap analysis! Or, check our previous post discussing our Top 5 Tips. Contact us for additional information, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.

May
24

World Trade Month Wrap-Up

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World Trade Month is observed each year in May.  The objective of this recognition is to create awareness, identify trends and drive market opportunities. World Integrated Trade Solutions offers extensive data related to world trade.  The same site offers interesting visualization options such as the word cloud referenced below. In a 2015 ranking of the top …

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Apr
29

Verifying Suppliers… What You Want To Know

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As a follow-up to an an article we posted in March, we wanted to go into more specifics regarding on-site supplier verification. As noted, it’s not always cost effective to do a comprehensive ISO based or general QMS audit for each supplier you’re considering working with. But, there are basic questions looming that you need …

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Apr
12

Top 5 Best Practice Tips: Implementing or Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

–Guest blog post by Robert Jasper– The well known magazine manufacturingnews.com and the Dallas Business Journal indicate that 85% of ISO registered firms report external benefits like higher perceived quality, greater customer demand, better market differentiation, greater employee awareness, increased operational efficiency, and reduced scrap expense. Results like 30% reduction in customer claims, 95% improvement in delivery time, …

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