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Influencing objectivity and integrity in audits
Published: 15 Dec 2020
William Rankin, CQP FCQI, Management System and Audit Manager at Inmarsat, UK, takes a look at how quality managers and internal auditors can work together to ensure objectivity and integrity is achieved during audits.
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.
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.
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.