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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.
Adapting to the new normal: third-party audits
Published: 24 Feb 2021
Damien Tiller, CQP MCQI, IRCA Lead PQMS and QMS Auditor, highlights the way the SOC® Service Organizations: Trust Services Criteria Report could overcome the difficulties inherent in remote auditing.
Auditing in the 'new normal'
Published: 15 Dec 2020
Roland Tan, Principal Consultant/Director at EQOSH Management Pty Ltd, Australia, provides some key considerations and guidance for performing audits in the ‘new normal’.
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 independence for internal audits
Published: 10 Nov 2020
Andy Nichols, CQP MCQI, Program Manager at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, US, explains how internal auditors can achieve the independence requirements of ISO 9001.
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.
Striving for excellence in the quality profession
Published: 6 Nov 2020
Victoria Tait, Quality Specialist at Qualitait – a division of J Tait & Sons, UK, talks to Daniel Moore about securing Chartered Quality Professional status (CQP MCQI), and what others should consider when regrading.
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.
Published: 6 Aug 2020
Luis Alberto Palacios Vásquez, Technical Director at Integral Consulting Group, Guatemala, South America, explains the importance of risk-based thinking during the audit process.
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.