01 Apr 2020

ISO 14001: Benefits for Maritime Companies Environmental accidents in the maritime industry get quick media attention. ISO 14001 does not guarantee that maritime accidents will not happen. It does, however, get organizations to consider their operations from a lifecycle perspective of minimizing the impact of their operations on the environment. The maritime industry has for a whil...

01 Apr 2020

Five AS9100 Myths Busted!   AS9100 provides the framework for companies seeking to implement an Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS). AS9100 is intended for manufacturing companies while AS9110 is intended for those organizations that conduct aviation/aerospace maintenance.   Myth: AS9100 certification means implementing a new system and changing the way we wo...

01 Apr 2020

Guidelines vs. Requirements – Providing Clarity ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training should enable auditors to focus on the requirements when auditing and to stay away from the pitfall of guidelines. Take the case of ISO 9001 or for that matter any standard. The standard has notes to explain the clauses. Clause 4.1 of ISO 9001 e.g. has 3 notes.  Are these notes integral to the clause? Yes a...

01 Apr 2020

Why Quality matters in ensuring business continuity   ISO 9001 in clause 4.4.1 requires the organization to use a process-based quality management system for continual improvement. This continual improvement (CI) keeps the organization current and innovative. In today’s globally connected economy with fast developments, an organization which just maintains the status quo is do...

01 Apr 2020

Quality Management systems when well implemented should enable organizations to thrive and not just survive. Thriving companies create satisfied customers by providing value through effective use of resources. Companies that do not have a quality management system will only enable it to make enough money to clear their debts. However, as the economy gets more competitive and interest rat...

21 Feb 2020

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ISO 9001 internal auditors play a critical role in the success of the system. ISO 9001 internal auditors provide inputs to Top Management for continual improvement of the system. Internal audits, given the nature, can be more detailed and as such usually go into depth considering the limited scope of the audit. For audits to add value internal auditors should be trained in identifying th...

11 Feb 2020

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training introduces students to the ISO 14001 standard and its interpretation as well as the skills needed to assess the effectiveness of the environmental management system. ISO 14001 in its 2015 revision introduces the lifecycle perspective. In essence, the standard asks organizations to use a lifecycle perspective when designing/manufacturing their products/serv...

11 Feb 2020

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Introduction. Industry maturity is essential in the implementation of any regulatory requirements. The reluctance of the industry toward implementation of the Subchapter M requirements is short-sighted. Based on the analysis of casualties, tragedies and near misses, statutory bodies at the insistence of the executive (Congress as the representative of the citizens) propose regulations...