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Where’s Your Action List?

Monday, 16 February 2015
Rand Winters
change mgmtChange management is a small segment in the forthcoming revised ISO 9001 and for many organizations adjusting their system to address the 2015 version of ISO 9001 can be made a little easier with the appropriate tool.

As I audit organizations, I am amazed at the lack of action lists to monitor multiple tasks to be accomplished in the near future. An action list on a spreadsheet can be a valuable reminder of the projects and resources needed.

Waste: How to increase margin from supplied parts or services?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Brad Bukowski, ASR Lead Auditor & Registration Manager
To help in the never ending quest for increased profitability, I believe it is a good thing to review what WASTE is:

Waste is defined as anything that does not add value to the customer. Overproduction – There are two types of overproduction:
  • Producing more parts than are necessary
  • Producing parts at a rate faster than is required
  • Example: Using up the rest of a material even though the correct ship quantity was produced.

Why are ISO audits so long?

Monday, 13 October 2014
ASR Editor

Think Your Auditor Will Never Go Home???


Ever have the feeling that your auditor has moved in with you? It may appear that way, especially if your auditor is on-site for multiple days or two auditors arrive and spend two or three days moving about the facility.

What Does Your Website Say About Your Quality System?

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
ASR Editor
Your organization's web site has information that is important to your QMS. It might be advertising (communications media) your firm's capabilities and should reflect the current operating status and scope statement found on your registration certificate.

The American National Accreditation Board (ANAB) governs USA registration bodies and they have mandated certain requirements for client communications material. ANAB's objective is to ensure certificate holders don't promote a service such as design when the organization's certificate scope does not reflect that activity.

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