Tag Archive: audit

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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Jan
12

A New Year for Quality

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As 2016 gets started, there’s reason to believe it will be a good year for quality. We reached out and asked our clients and partners what their quality goals are for the year. We received some positive and reassuring feedback. Common quality objectives and a few helpful resources include: Establish (or improve) a supplier evaluation …

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Dec
14

Recognizing & Ensuring Human Rights

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This week represents the 67th anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights. In Tampa, we attended a luncheon event recognizing the 30 articles (human rights) described within the Declaration. The General Assembly, Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the …

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Oct
23

Social Responsibility & Risk-Based Thinking

We attended ASQ’s Joint Technical Communities Conference in Orlando, FL this week.  In addition to attending some really insightful and valuable sessions by impressive quality industry leaders, we enjoyed participating in the panel discussion related to SR and the Update of Risk in the New ISO Management Systems Standards. Risk is highlighted in the recently …

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