ISO 9001:2015 Revision: How to Prepare

Do you know that ISO 9001 standards are changing in the 2015 revision? Whether your organization has an existing ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) or is looking to implement an ISO 9001 QMS, you need to be informed about how the 2015 revision affects ISO 9001...

More Observations on ISO 9001:2015

According to the draft: The new revision is using simplified language and writing styles so that it will make it easier to understand and consistent in the interpretations of its requirements. It will make use of a common high level structure, definitions and text;...

More 2015 ISO 9001

Remember there are a few more years and more drafts to come before the official published version is released and based on the current committee draft the reception and reaction to the current draft from CB’s (certifiers; those who audit and issue the certificates)...

ISO 9001: 2015 Revision

All of the proposed details have not yet been finalized; but making an assessment from the draft copy there are some likely changes that might be worth mentioning at this time. 1. A significant structural change. This change will modify the current 1 through 8...

Document Control Explained

Because information in document form drives nearly every action in any organization, the ability to control this information usually means the difference between success and failure. Thus, document control remains the single most critical quality assurance discipline....

QMS Terminology Explained

Benchmarking is a methodology that is used to search for best practices. Benchmarking can be applied to strategies, policies, operations, processes, products, and organizational structures. By finding and adopting best practices you can improve your organization’s overall performance. Best practices can be found either within your own organization or within other organizations. It usually means identifying organizations…

A Total Quality Management Training Video

A Total Quality Management training video that our final year class at the University of Edinburgh made in the style of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. The intention was to teach, teamwork, production line processes, process optimization, defects, quality, and...