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Management System Tip – Why Are You Implementing Management Systems?

21 Feb 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Home Page, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Public Agencies, Technology, Videos
Many times, clients engage us initially because their customers want them to achieve certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 or similar management system standards. In many cases, they feel that management systems are about paperwork. They fail to realize why they need to...

Client Case Study: $7 Million in Government Contracts Awarded After Achieving ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000-1 Certifications

24 Jan 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page, Technology
Overview This case study provides an overview of the benefits and return on investment that SONA Networks, an information technology solutions provider to State, Federal and Commercial clients experienced, as a result of achieving ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27000:2013 certifications. SONA Networks, based...

Management System Tip – How Often Should We Conduct a Management Review Meeting?

22 Jan 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Home Page, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Public Agencies, Technology, Videos
In this management system tip episode, Oscar Combs, Sr. Consultant of The ISO 9001 Group, answers common questions about management review meetings, including: What is a management review meeting? What is the purpose of conducting management reviews? How often should a company conduct a management...

Improve Health and Safety Culture with ISO 45001

18 Dec 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Does your organization have high incident rates? Do employees continue to get injured on the job, costing your organization time, money and even loss of projects? This webinar is for you! Learn how implementing an ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System can...

Improve Occupational Health and Safety with ISO 45001

22 Nov 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Public Agencies, Technology
Introduction All organizations, regardless of size or industry, share a common responsibility – to ensure their employees stay safe on the job. In 2017 alone, the United States Department of Labor reported a total of 5,147 fatal work injuries. Although the number of fatal injuries...

5 Key Questions to Ask Your ISO 9001 Consultant

08 Oct 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Introduction Achieving ISO 9001 Certification can be an intimidating project for any organization. Limited resources, time constraints and a lack of expertise are a few reasons why businesses consider contacting an ISO 9001 consultant. There are several factors to consider that could have major impacts...

What is a Controlled Document?

20 Sep 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Videos
What documents do you need to control within your organization? This is a common question for many organizations. With so many documents from timesheets to contracts, its very understandable why controlling documents is such a major issue for organizations. Do you have to control every...

All About Standard Operating Procedures

10 Sep 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page, Videos
Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) are critical to any organization, but writing them can be a painstaking process. Watch our video to learn: - The basics of what standard operating procedures (SOPs) are - The benefits of establishing standard operating procedures for organizational processes - Several...

Stronger Supply Chain with API Spec Q1 Addendum 2

09 Jul 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Introduction In June 2018, the American Petroleum Institute (API), issued Addendum 2 for API Spec Q1, Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries, Ninth Edition. Addendum 2 went into full effect on June 1, 2019. Addendum 2 is...

Watch Contagious Customer Service

13 May 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Is your customer service contagious for your customers? Organizations spend a lot of time and money to acquire their customers. Once customers decide to give the organization an opportunity, the organization’s customer service should be so contagious that customers look for opportunities to do business...

Take Information Security to the Next Level with ISO 27001

22 Apr 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Public Agencies, Technology
Introduction As new technology is introduced to supply chains, how can organizations ensure their information is protected against data and security breaches? New innovations and networks of communication for exchanging data assets present new security risks. Hackers have grown more sophisticated with their attacks on...

3 Steps to Improve Supplier Quality in Your Supply Chain

02 Apr 2019 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Public Agencies, Technology
Introduction Quality, health, safety and environmental management systems, such as ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 require organizations to establish criteria for their suppliers. Supplier quality extends beyond getting the lowest cost, or fastest delivery on a part or service. Supplier quality is a...
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