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The High Level Structure is dead. Long life to the Harmonised Approach?
Published: 9 Apr 2021
Horacio Martirena, a CQI technical assessor, IRCA Lead Auditor and Independent Consultant in management systems, outlines the development of the Harmonised Approach and the issues it addresses, and what it needs to resolve.
Six Sigma in the manufacturing industry
Published: 28 Jan 2021
Husain Al-Omani, Master Black Belt, Board Member of the AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) International Marketing Board, highlights the importance of the Six Sigma approach and why more businesses should adopt this quality management methodology.
Utilising the '8D Approach' in business
Published: 15 Dec 2020
Stephanie Herring, Quality Manager at Wales Fertility Institute, UK, explains why the 8D approach should be applied when investigating non-conformances.
Auditing Santa's Workshop
Published: 15 Dec 2020
With Christmas soon approaching, Hussain Ali, CQP MCQI, Quality Manager at Jacobs Engineering, explains how an audit at Santa’s Workshop taught him how to deliver more efficient audits during and after the festive season.
Process automation and the quality professional
Published: 23 Nov 2020
Richard Seddon, Managing Partner at Process Management International (PMI), UK, explains why quality professionals need to embrace process automation tools in this digitally advanced era.
Maintaining quality standards in disruptive times through internal audits
Published: 10 Nov 2020
Youmna Abboud, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Associate at Zimmer Biomet, Middle East, explains why internal audits are required during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eliminating the costs of poor quality
Published: 13 Oct 2020
Vimala Balusamy, CQP MCQI, Quality and Project Management Consultant, India, shares her five steps to help prevent poor quality costs in businesses.
Securing the TISAX label
Published: 12 Oct 2020
Raymond Mooney, PCQI, Business Development Manager at TÜV Nord, UK, outlines the requirements and advantages of the TISAX Standard for automotive businesses.
Setting and meeting KPI targets
Published: 8 Sep 2020
Paul Vaughan, CQP FCQI, Quality Manager at Siemens Rail Automation, UK, explains the importance of setting key performance indicators (KPIs) for business.
Setting and applying SMART objectives
Published: 11 Aug 2020
Sam Kinch, Quality Management Consultant at qualityinspired.co.uk, highlights the importance of SMART objectives and how businesses should apply them.