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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...

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 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...

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...

Management System Tip – Context of Your Organization

13 Dec 2018 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, Videos
You can’t fully assess your organization’s risks if you don’t first fully understand the context of your organization. Understanding your organization and its context is a requirement of ISO 9001:2015, but do organizations really understand what this really means? Have you identified and assessed the...

Management System Tip – Establishing Key Performance Indicators for Processes

10 Dec 2018 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, Videos
All processes in your organization must be controlled and measured. Since processes are based upon inputs and outputs, the performance of any process within your organization can be measured based upon its output results. In this episode, we will provide a tip on how to effectively identify...

How to Pass Your Certification Body Audit

22 Aug 2018 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Technology
Many times, organizations dread going through audits with their certification bodies. This may include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, API Spec Q1\Q2 and many other certifications. Once the audit plan is sent, employees often panic and kick into overdrive with preparing for the audit, which causes...

Moving Beyond Product Nonconformities

12 Jul 2018 Posted by Victoria Ontiveros in Aerospace, Alloys and Metals, Automotive, Blog, Chemical, Construction, Distribution, Food and Beverage, Laboratories, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical, Oil and Gas, Technology
Please enjoy this recording of our complimentary webinar Moving Beyond Product Nonconformities. Many times product nonconformities, stem from non-product nonconformities.   For many years organizations have focused on product nonconformities that occur during production or service provision, but have often neglected to focus on non-product nonconformities.  For...
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