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Waukesha-Pearce Industries selects The ISO 9001 Group to provide consultation to achieve API Spec Q1 Certification for their Alberta, Canada site

27 Apr 2017 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Houston, Texas | October 11, 2016 The ISO 9001 Group would like to announce that we have been selected by Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI) to provide consultation services to assist the Alberta, Canada site in achieving API Spec Q1 Certification. WPI, based in Houston, Texas, is...

Process Oriented Risk Based Thinking

23 Jan 2017 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Risk Watch
ISO 9001:2015 Introduces a New Way to Manage Risks One major addition to ISO 9001:2015, is the concept of risk based thinking. Many organizations have risk management departments, but these departments typically do not focus on the risks that ISO 9001:2015 is referring to. Quality departments...

Start Your ISO 9001:2015 Transition Now

12 Jan 2017 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog
It's Time To Start The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Now! Why would an organization want to begin their ISO 9001:2015 transition now? This article will outline 3 great reasons. ISO 9001, is a standard that outlines the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and...

(Video) Process Oriented Risk Based Thinking Webinar

01 Dec 2016 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog
Please enjoy this recording of our complimentary webinar Process Oriented Risk Based Thinking. Many organizations are now having to think about risk within their processes. When most people think of risk, they normally think safety, insurance coverage, liability exposure, etc. Organizations typically don’t drill down to...

“Too Busy” To Get ISO 9001 Certified?

21 Oct 2016 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog
In our last segment, “4 Reasons to Get Your Quality Management Certification in a Down Market”, we outlined reasons to get ISO 9001 certified when the market is down. Let’s take a look at the flip side of that situation and see why you shouldn't...

Top Three Benefits of API Spec Q1 Certification

22 Sep 2016 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog
Why API Spec Q1 Certification? Why would an organization want to achieve API Spec Q1 certification?  This article explain 3 really good reasons.  API Spec Q1 Certification, is a quality management system specification, published by the American Petroleum Institute (API), specifically written for organizations that  manufacture products...

Case Study: Benefits of Getting ISO 9001 Certified

16 Sep 2016 Posted by Oscar Combs in Home Page
Overview Many organizations often struggle to understand the benefits and return on investment of getting ISO 9001 certified.  Similarly, organizations have the some struggles with other quality and environmental management system standards such as: IATF 16949, ISO 17025, ISO 14001, API Spec Q1 and API...

ISO 9001:2015: A Walk Through the 2015 Revision

05 Jun 2016 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog

Introduction If your company is ISO 9001 certified, you have now heard that ISO 9001:2008 has undergone a major revision. This means that organizations that have an ISO 9001 quality management system must now transition to ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001:2015 will mark a big transition…

ISO 9001:2015 Has Been Published

24 Sep 2015 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog
Major revisions were made which means organizations will need to certify to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard.   Organizations currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 will have until September, 2018 to transition to ISO 9001:2015.  Organizations should start the transition in 2016 to...

Is Your Certification Body Offering Consulting?

12 Sep 2015 Posted by Oscar Combs in Uncategorized

Introduction In an effort to increase revenues, more and more certification bodies are offering consulting and auditing services to organizations they provide certification for, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Certification bodies may attempt to convince you by making claims of, “one-stop-shopping”, “more experience”…

Learn how to get API Certified

12 May 2015 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog
Learn what it takes to get API certified and what it can do for your organization Date: May 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM CST To attend this webinar, please register to the following link: Register for FREE API Webinar API is one of the most...

Market your ISO or API Certificates

06 May 2015 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog
Show your Quality Logo! I was at the OTC show in Houston this week.  I was amazed at how many companies didn't have their certifications on their cards or marketing materials. Market your ISO and API Certificates!  This builds credibility and gets you on the...

Three Steps to More Effective Management Reviews

06 Mar 2015 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog
What makes an effective quality or HSE management review meeting? I personally believe that Top Management is the critical ingredient that makes management review meetings effective. Throughout my career, I've participated and led management review meetings and one common challenge was always getting the other...

What Does a Taco Have to do with Quality?

19 Feb 2015 Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog
One may ask what does a taco have to do with quality? Ask Taco Bell's President Greg Creed and I'm sure he will tell you a lot. On January 19,2011 a lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell claiming their beef is only 35 percent ground...
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