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Welding: it’s time to clear the air
Welding is key in many industries, but can endanger the workforce. George Assimacopoulos explains how quality professionals can help mitigate the risks.
Breaking down language barriers
Quality Engineer Benjamin Clifford, who works for DISCO Corporation in Japan, was a finalist in the Emerging Talent category at this year’s CQI International Quality Awards. Here, he explains his journey into auditing, and how a multi-lingual auditing programme is improving standards in his organisation.
Cognitive bias and its impact on outsourcing
Cognitive biases can have a serious impact on supply chain management when it comes to outsourcing vendors. Krishnan Lakshminarayanan CQP MCQI, a Lead Auditor and Senior Manager at William Hare in India, examines some common examples and looks at how they can be avoided.
Managing supply chains post Brexit
Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), talks to Daniel Moore about how Brexit will impact supply chains and logistics in 2021.
Understanding design and development of products and services
Ravindiran Gurusamy, IRCA Certificated Associate Auditor, offers an overview of ISO9001:2015; Clause 8.3.
Driving quality excellence in 2021
Eric Stoop, CEO at EASE Inc – a developer of plant floor audits and insights software in the US – provides his top five tips to help manufacturing businesses overcome the obstacles posed by Covid-19.
Quality tool: Cause and effect diagram
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.
Six Sigma in the manufacturing industry
Husain Al-Omani, Master Black Belt, Board Member of the AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) International Marketing Board, highlights the importance of the Six Sigma approach and why more businesses should adopt this quality management methodology.
Auditing Santa's Workshop
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.
Improving product reliability in manufacturing
Dr Louis Redding, CQP FCQI, discusses some useful methods to help improve complex engineering products.