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Understanding design and development of products and services
Published: 26 Feb 2021
Ravindiran Gurusamy, IRCA Certificated Associate Auditor, offers an overview of ISO9001:2015; Clause 8.3.
Quality tool: Cause and effect diagram
Published: 3 Feb 2021
Richard Green, CQP FCQI, Director of Kingsford Consultancy Services, UK, takes us through the Cause and Effect Diagram and how to apply the tool correctly.
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.
Raising standards in the private security sector
Published: 30 Jul 2020
Tony Brachmanski, CQP MCQI, IRCA Principal Auditor, provides an insight into the purpose and structure of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), and the approach third party ACS- approved auditors are applying to assess businesses against the standard.
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.
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.
How to conduct an effective root cause analysis
Published: 26 Jul 2017
Mohamed Mohamedi, quality management engineer at Aramco, explains why identifying the correct root cause is crucial to recognising a valid corrective action.
Update: ISO 19011 guidance on auditing management systems
Published: 26 Apr 2017
Richard Green explains the fundamental changes to ISO 19011:2011
Why ISO 9001:2015 calls for a partnership approach
Published: 25 Jan 2017
Lorraine Harrison, CQP MCQI, quality and compliance manager at Global Marine, explains how ISO 9001:2015 puts the focus on a cross-functional approach can help build the right culture
The context of the organisation
Published: 16 Jan 2017
Bob Hughes, CQP FCQI, managing director of Temple Quality Management Systems, explains why understanding the organisation and its context offers the management team an opportunity to reflect on its successes.