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ISO Scope

When you are identifying the provisions for your QMS (Quality Management System) scope, you need to consider what types of products and services you provide, what type of industries you provide to, and where you operate. Example of a ISO … Continue reading

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Do documents I create need to be controlled?

One of things I find in most audits are process deficiencies with the organization’s QMS (Quality Management System) documents. I usually find obsolete documents in circulation and/or documents that are not controlled. What happens is that the organization sometimes does … Continue reading

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ISO information

ISO 9001:2015 is meant to be less restrictive, more innovative, and process approach, including risks and opportunities. It helps any organization to be able to achieve a QMS (Quality Management System) by enhancing how they approach processes. You can find … Continue reading

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Roles, Responsibilities and Authorities

Roles (Section 5.3) of the ISO standard is key to your QMS (Quality Management System). If your roles are not identified, then it can have an adverse effect throughout your organization. It can cause confusion among employees and who their … Continue reading

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ISO90012015 Awareness

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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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