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Thinking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Management Systems

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Thinking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and management systems   By Alan M. Jones | 2 November 2018 I have just been reading the international bestseller Life 3.0 – Being human in the age of artificial intelligence. In it, the author Max Tegmark considers the implications of rapidly evolving AI (Artificial Intelligence) for us humans. This thought-provoking…

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10 Essential tips for a Great QMS #2 – Involving Everyone

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10 Essential tips for a Great QMS #2 – Involving Everyone When everyone in an organization is aiming in the same direction, it will naturally have a better chance of getting there. This tip is a natural progression from the previous one on Leadership and commitment from top management. For, if top management are genuinely…

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Quality in a complex world – where to from here?

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Quality in a complex world – where to from here? The AOQ (Australian Organisation for Quality) has just held Qualcon2018 – a very successful annual conference in Brisbane this week on the theme of Quality in a Complex World. Keynote speeches and sessions included a look back over the past 50 years of Quality (its…

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Cybercrime – and the little book of cyber scams

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Cybercrime – and the little book of cyber scams     Information technology is evolving very rapidly and providing fantastic opportunities to enhance our business processes, communicate easier, and achieve more in so many different ways. However, it can unfortunately be subject to criminal abuse that can harm your organization, its customers, and its workers.…

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Communicating about your management system

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  Communicating about your management system   At the time of writing, we have reached the end of the transition period from previous versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to the 2015 edition. You have completed your transition, haven’t you? During that time the greatest emphasis has of course been on the headline changes…

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Introducing the new ISO 45001 OHS standard

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Introducing the new ISO 45001 OHS standard This article by our sister organization Qudos Certification provides a basic introduction to the new standard. ISO 45001 is a new international standard that specifies requirements for an OHSMS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System). A management system based on its requirements can help your organizations to better…

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10 Essential tips for a great Quality Management System – #1 Leading from the top – Management leadership and commitment

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10 Essential tips for a great Quality Management System #1 Leading from the top – Management leadership and commitment   For people to take a QMS (Quality Management System) seriously, it is essential that they perceive genuine leadership and commitment by top management*. It is the people at the top that have the greatest effect on…

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Its time to transition your QMS (Quality Management System) to ISO9001:2015

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Its time to transition your QMS (Quality Management System) to ISO9001:2015 When the latest ISO9001 quality management standard was released in September 2015, ISO set out a 3-year period for organizations to transition for certification purposes. If your organization has not yet transitioned its QMS, this PDF article will give you the heads-up on the…

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Knowledge management in your QMS – ISO transition article relating to ISO 9001 clause 7.1.6

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  Knowledge management in your QMS – ISO transition article relating to ISO 9001 clause 7.1.6 This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to develop or transition a quality management system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 has introduced the topic of knowledge management. This is essentially a new requirement, as there was no…

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Planning for change – ISO transition article relating to ISO 9001 clause 6.3

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This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to develop or transition a quality management system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. There has been much ballyhoo about the latest ISO 9001 standard placing more emphasis on risk and no longer mandating requirements for a quality manual and documented procedures. In the meantime, certain other new or…

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