Quality Management

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

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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From commitment to leadership – ISO transition article relating to clause 5 in various ISO management system standards

From commitment to leadership  ISO transition article relating to clause 5 in various ISO management system standards This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to transition a quality, environmental, OHS, or information security management system to the latest standards. For a management system to be really successful, it needs to be inspired and led…

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Understanding the context of your organization – ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards

Understanding the context of your organization ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards   This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to transition a quality, environmental, OHS, or information security management system to the latest standards. In risk management, the first step has always been to establish the…

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Is it time to dump your Quality Manual?

Is it time to dump your Quality Manual?   In ISO 9001:2015, the requirement for a quality manual is notable for its absence. This is part of a general change of focus away from documentation and towards the management of work processes and risk. This article discusses what you might do about it. The ISO…

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Top 5 changes for ISO 9001:2015

Top 5 changes for ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9001:2015 brings a significant change of emphasis in requirements for quality management systems. If you haven’t yet looked into what’s new for ISO 9001:2015, here is a very brief introduction to 5 the most important changes it brings, and the reasons behind them. If you haven’t yet looked…

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How long will it take to get triple certified?

How long will it take to get triple certified?   Government and corporate clients often require or prefer their suppliers to have certified management systems for Quality (ISO 9001), Environment (ISO 14001), and Health and Safety (either OHSAS 18001 or a national standard such as AS/NZS 4801). Certification can provide a competitive edge that makes…

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