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The dangers of cowboy certification
Published: 8 Jun 2017
In an extract from Quality World magazine (June 2017), Rob Fenn, CQP FCQI, chief executive of the British Assessment Bureau, reveals how cowboy certification is threatening the reputation of ISO 9001:2015 and the industry.
The cost of rework: Finding the key to improving productivity in construction
Published: 24 May 2017
Seán Connolly, the quality leader at Expanded, a Laing O'Rourke company, asks whether reducing rework is the key to improving productivity in construction.
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.
Best of the CQI eLibrary: environmental management
Published: 14 Mar 2017
Read five of the latest journal articles on environmental management for quality professionals
The Competency Framework for Auditors - Part 2: Annex SL and management intent
Published: 13 Mar 2017
In the second part of our series on the Competency Framework for auditors, Richard Green explains how you can understand if management intent is fit for purpose and why this is crucial for auditing Annex SL-based management systems.
Taking the mystery out of ISO 9001:2015
The CQI spoke to Lucy Payne, CQP MCQI, quality management consultant at CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner, Vale Quality Management Services to find out her career advice and how the training clarifies ISO 9001:2015.
ISO 9001:2015 – Who are the interested parties?
Published: 25 Jan 2017
Bhuvan Veerasamy, director and principal consultant at Avanta Global, examines the ISO 9001:2015 requirements on interested parties
Who are our customers?
Published: 23 Jan 2017
Horacio Martirena, IRCA technical assessor, explores how ISO 9001:2015 puts the emphasis on understanding customers
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.
Major changes underway to vital audit standards
Published: 1 Nov 2016
Richard Green explains crucial changes to ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 and reveals what this will mean for the quality profession.