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The High Level Structure is dead. Long life to the Harmonised Approach?
Published: 9 Apr 2021
Horacio Martirena, a CQI technical assessor, IRCA Lead Auditor and Independent Consultant in management systems, outlines the development of the Harmonised Approach and the issues it addresses, and what it needs to resolve.
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 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.
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.
Keeping up with supplier demand
Published: 4 Jun 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Jennifer Feasby, Quality Manager at Hart Biologicals, UK, speaks to Daniel Moore about how the company has continued to supply In Vitro Devices to customers, while tackling the challenges and threats posed by Covid-19.
Delivering training in the midst of Covid-19
Published: 11 May 2020
Nina Abbassi, CQP FCQI, Owner and Director of Abbassi Ltd, speaks to Daniel Moore about how she is continuing to deliver training to the quality profession and the lessons to be learnt so far from the coronavirus pandemic.
Being a leader in health and safety
Published: 11 May 2020
Mohamed Attia, Trainer and Auditor at testing and certification centre TÜV Nord Middle East, explains how a strong occupational health and safety (OH&S) culture is critical to business success.
Getting value from your supply chain
Published: 13 Apr 2017
Bob Hughes, CQP FCQI, explains why an organisation’s products and services are only as good as its supply chain.