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3 Secrets to passing your next Audit

Before we get into it, lets just make it plain and simple, there are no secrets to passing an audit, and if there are, we don’t have them. Instead, what we do have are a few simple and effective tips and techniques that will help you put your best foot forward. It’s often credited to […]

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Marketing

What is the real cost of Quality?

Think about all the time you spend Managing your Compliance and Quality Requirements? From planning and conducting internal audits, to managing internal and external non-conformances, document reviews and ensuring regular and repeat compliance tasks are carried out on time. Add up those minutes – the stress of facing your next Surveillance audit, and you begin […]

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ISO 9001

Implementing an effective ISO 9001 System

A. Introduction Costs 1. Employee Costs Quite often this aspect is not measured by a business and hidden standards “opportunity costs” almost always prevail with quality management system implementations. You see more often than not, employees in a business will be spending a fair amount of time implementing the quality management system rather than their […]

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ISO 9001

Determining Root Causes – 5Ys

The five why method is a proven and popular tool for finding the root cause of a problem but, it takes time to develop this skill. Beginners often ask and answer a series of unproductive “why” questions. This leads to a false or weak root cause. Structured problem solving methods like five why can lead […]