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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...

Top Management Commitment

19 Feb 2015 Posted by Oscar Combs in Risk Watch
In this week's management system moment we will discuss the role of top management in the organization's management system.   Top management in any organization sets the company's culture either through their actions or inaction. Here's a saying that you may want to commit to...

The Preventive Action Crystal Ball

19 Nov 2014 Posted by Oscar Combs in Risk Watch
Anyone involved with any type of management system has run across the term, preventive action. This term leaves many professionals scratching their head, as to what a preventive action actually is?I must admit, the term and its concept can be quite confusing and abstract. Webster's...

Integrated Management Systems

19 Nov 2014 Posted by Oscar Combs in Risk Watch
In this article we will discuss integrating your quality, health, safety and environmental management systems. Many companies create quality, health, safety and environmental procedures for employees to follow that are based upon international standards.   For quality, companies often use ISO 9001, for health and...

Top 10 Benefits of a Quality Management System

19 Nov 2014 Posted by Oscar Combs in Risk Watch
A Quality Management System isn't just for manufacturing organizations anymore. There are many business benefits that any type of organization can benefit from due to having a QMS. Quality is needed in all types of organizations, from manufacturing, services and even education. Here are 10...

Manage Risk Systematically

17 Nov 2014 Posted by Oscar Combs in Risk Watch
With company's being asked to produce more with less resources, managing risks within any organization is more critical than ever.  Rather your industry is oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, laboratories or education, business risks are becoming greater for both large and small businesses.  Many businesses...

Supercharge Your QMS with API Spec Q1 & Q2

17 Nov 2014 Posted by Oscar Combs in Risk Watch
Need to supercharge your quality program or management system? The American Petroleum Institute (API), has the petro for your QMS. API has developed several specifications that are sure to supercharge your quality management system and take it to the next level.  API is the sole...
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