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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.
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.
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.
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 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 Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 6: Objective evaluation
Published: 26 Jul 2017
In the final part of our series, Richard Green, CQP MCQI, explains how auditors can determine if an organisation has a culture of objective evaluation.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 4: How to achieve the intended outcomes
Published: 12 May 2017
In part four of our series, Richard Green explains performance evaluation to make sure the management system is producing the intended outcomes.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 3: How to ensure management intent is effectively implemented
Published: 25 Apr 2017
In part three of our series, Richard Green explains how to use Annex SL to ensure strategy decisions from the top are really being carried out on the ground.