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Upstream Quality Assurance
Stanley O’Donnell, CQP MCQI, Managing Director at Advanced Management Systems, explores the importance of analysing potential risks before launching a project
CQI Birmingham branch: The Nadcap approach to root-cause analysis
The CQI Birmingham branch event, held on 29 July, educated attendees about the role of the Performance Review Institute, a not-for-profit trade association that administers the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap). Amandip Sandhu, CQP FCQI,
How to conduct an internal audit
Published: 10 Sep 2018
Sponsored article: Auditing is not a new technique and has been used in various guises for many years, especially for financial purposes. This article aims to show how management system internal auditing has changed in recent years and where to start with conducting one.
A common-sense approach to internal IMS audits
Published: 23 Aug 2018
Sponsored article: Alan Grogan, CQP MCQI, shares his six-step model to managing the requirements of auditing integrated management systems.
The secrets behind a constructive audit experience
Published: 15 Sep 2017
John Feltham, CQP FCQI, has been on the receiving end of audits for decades. Find out why having the right auditor, identifying risks and understanding organisational context, have been crucial for successful audits at Portsmouth International Port.
The importance of the business continuity management system
Published: 24 Aug 2017
We take a closer look at the fastest growing ISO standard, ISO 22301:2012, and explain how you can use the standard effectively.
ISO 22000:2018 set to impact the global food sector
Published: 17 Aug 2017
As the standard for food safety management systems undergoes a major revision, Ian Dunlop, CQP FCQI, explains the most significant changes.
The important change to ISO 9001’s clause on organisational knowledge
Published: 28 Jul 2017
IRCA Principal Auditor Ramanie Pathirage Chandraratne reveals why the new standard requires auditors to act now in order to improve their understanding.
My ISO 9001:2015 transition journey
Hitoshi Nunomura, IRCA Lead Auditor and sub-product manager, automotive and aerospace industry at BSI Japan, reveals how he has transitioned to ISO 9001:2015
Meet the Lead Auditor: Brenda Clurr
Brenda Clurr is a South African Lead Auditor and a management systems consultant. Here, she reveals her top tips for winning new jobs.