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Monthly Archives: October 2017

ISO90012015 Awareness

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QARMA Group: ISO Consultants & ISO Consulting Services

  Are you looking for ISO Consultants & ISO Consulting Services? We are a national consulting group specializing in Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Integrated Management Systems (IMS). We observe your system, then assess, modify, and … Continue reading

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Quality Policy

The Quality Policy is the foundation for your QMS (Quality Management System) and its processes.  It derives from PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), risk-based thinking, and opportunities for improvement. It provides the framework for your QMS quality objectives. It should … Continue reading

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Interested Parties

A lot of clients are currently in-process of transitioning from the ISO9001:2008 to the IS9001:2015 standard. There has been quite a few concerns regarding some of the new requirements with one in particular being interested parties (Section 4.2 of the … Continue reading

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Steps for certification

Steps for Certification: QMS Documented Information. QMS Implementation. QMS Internal Audit. QMS Continuous Improvement and Management Review. Registrar Certification Step 1: QMS Documented Information (Plan): Your current system, regardless if you have a formal quality management system or not, is … Continue reading

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Observe and Report

When auditors walk into a room, they are in audit mode. What does that mean? Auditors make good observers. They look at the surroundings, the elements, in the room. It is process approach auditing. Auditors are checking to see if … Continue reading

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Documented Information

When auditing documented information it can be a tedious task to determine if whether or not the organization is in the guidelines. Remember documented information, in the new standards, can be any type and media as long as it is … Continue reading

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What Auditors Look For?

The purpose of an audit is to ensure the organization’s QMS and its processes are effective. Auditors have different approaches on what they are looking for. However, they review documented information for the processes they are auditing to familiarize themselves … Continue reading

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Auditing – The Best Practices

Every year, many companies prepare for an audit just before the audit. This means that personnel are scrambling to ensure paperwork is completed and the organization is following the standard. They cross their T’s and dot their I’s to be … Continue reading

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