COVID-19 Impact on Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, September, 1st, 2020 by American Quality Management

The coronavirus pandemic has put the world as we know it on pause. As of August 2020, more than 24 million people have contracted the virus, leading to more than 822,000 deaths worldwide. The United States has been one of the hardest-hit countries, and people […]


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Lean Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

Posted: Friday, July, 31st, 2020 by American Quality Management

Lean manufacturing relies on the principle of efficiency with minimum waste. The process applies to industries across many fields, but it is especially relevant to the manufacturing sector among ISO 9001 certified organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on production have created new opportunities […]


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Understanding and Meeting OSHA Safety Signage Requirements

Posted: Wednesday, July, 1st, 2020 by American Quality Management

Every day, American workers operate and work around machinery and equipment that could harm or kill them. Thanks to workplace safety efforts, which continue to improve, accidents uncommon. Nevertheless, the over 3 million on-the-job injuries reported in 2014 demonstrate that there is still plenty of […]


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How a SWOT can make your life easier

Posted: Monday, June, 1st, 2020 by American Quality Management

If a business is looking to thrive, it needs to define its objectives, as well as any factors which may negatively impact those objectives. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis allow a business to determine both internal and external factors which may affect a […]


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How ISO Certification Can Help Drive Your Business Goals

Posted: Friday, May, 15th, 2020 by American Quality Management

If you are facing the decision on ISO certification, you probably are wondering how it will affect your business goals. You may be facing this decision voluntarily or at the request of a potential customer. In either scenario, the outcomes for your business are very […]


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How To Write A Proper EMS Policy

Posted: Monday, November, 4th, 2019 by American Quality Management

A key factor in obtaining and maintaining ISO 14001 certification is your environmental policy. What are the factors you need to consider while crafting your policy? How do you ensure that top management understands it? Is it adequate for your organization? The answers to these […]


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How The Internet Has Changed Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, October, 29th, 2019 by American Quality Management

The term “Internet of Things”, also referred to as IoT, was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. This was merely one step on the long journey that has led to where we are today. Put simply, IoT refers to things, almost anything really, that can […]


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How To Document Roles Under ISO 9001

Posted: Tuesday, October, 22nd, 2019 by American Quality Management

As you implement your Quality Management System (QMS) under ISO 9001, you will discover that you need to document the roles and responsibilities of the QMS system. Top management must define the organizational structure, hierarchy, and lines of accountability/reporting. Human Resources personnel may assist with […]


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Tips On Writing An AS9100D Quality Policy

Posted: Tuesday, October, 15th, 2019 by American Quality Management

As you begin implementing your AS9100D Quality System, an initial step in this process is to write your company Quality Policy. While simple, it is important to make sure appropriate steps are taken to create an effective Quality Policy. To help you tackle this potentially […]


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An Overview Of Process Validation In AS9100

Posted: Tuesday, October, 15th, 2019 by American Quality Management

As you implement your Quality Management System using ISO requirements for AS9100, you may be confused about the difference between design validation and design verification. Correctly understanding validation may be complicated, so what it is and how does it work? ISO 9001:2015 standard Clause 8.5.1 […]


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