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The ISO Show: ISO 9001 – Why All The Unnecessary Things?

10 Jun 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
A client asked us why ISO 9001, the most popular quality management system standard in the world, requires them to do unnecessary things. It depends on what you consider unnecessary. Typically, organizations that complain about management system requirements, such as API Spec Q1/Q2, ISO 14001...

Growing Green with ISO 14001

22 May 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Introduction Organizations in virtually every industry face a variety of environmental risks. How can an organization manage environmental risks, and improve their environmental performance? The ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS), is one of the world’s most popular environmental management systems. In fact, the United...

ISO Provides Free Standards to Support Global COVID-19 Response

08 Apr 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
In order to support global COVID-19 response efforts, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is providing free access to several key international standards. These free standards focus on supporting organizations that are directly or indirectly engaged in the fight against novel coronavirus. These international standards...

Risky Business: Let’s Put It In Context

27 Mar 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Introduction Anticipating and preparing for the impacts of organizational risks can be difficult, especially with quickly changing business environments. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced organizations in both the public and private sector, including schools, hospitals and even restaurants, to rush to develop creative responses...

Remote Service Delivery

25 Mar 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Introduction With the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many organizations are doing their part to prevent the spread of infection by practicing social distancing. Some organizations have implemented “No-Visitor” policies, which is a good policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but not so good...

COVID-19: The ISO 9001 Group Stands Ready

20 Mar 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency, we want to let all of our existing and potential clients know that The ISO 9001 Group stands ready to serve your management system needs. Rather ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, API and other standards,...

The ISO Show: The Big 3 Financial Processes

09 Mar 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page, Videos
What are the big 3 cash flow critical processes that directly impact your organization's financial position? These processes are often not addressed in quality management system (QMS) audits, but they are the livelihood of any company. In this episode of The ISO Show, Oscar Combs,...

What is an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System?

02 Mar 2020 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Blog, Home Page
Introduction Are you considering implementing an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system? Have you been asked by customers if you are ISO 9001 certified? This is not uncommon, as ISO 9001 certification is becoming an essential aspect of becoming an approved vendor or supplier. In fact,...

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...
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