Archive for the ‘QMS Benefits’ Category

Does ISO9001-2008 apply to your business?

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Does ISO9001-2008 apply to your business? Most likely it does. It’s up to you to decide if the benefits justify the time and expense.

Surprise internal audits in your ISO9001-2008 Quality System

Friday, June 8th, 2012

I recently ran into a company that performs surprise internal audits on their people. Is this a good thing?

Do you have ISO9001-2008? How well are your quality objectives working for you?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Recently I performed a complete internal audit for a small manufacturing company that was soon to have their initial ISO9001-2008 registration audit. While going through their documentation, I found they had completely missed the boat on their quality objectives. Their quality objectives were too vague, and not measurable. It might be nice to say something […]

Reap benefits of ISO9001-2008 without any cost

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Here’s how you can reap some benefits of an ISO9001-2008 quality management system without incurring any of the costs.

ISO9001-2008 Similarities to Government

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The other day it dawned on me that ISO9001-2008 performs a function similar to governments. How so?

Writing a Corrective Action Request to a Vendor

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Corrective action requests are not limited to your internal operations. You can issue them to suppliers as well. But there are things to consider when sending a vendor corrective action request.

ISO9001-2008 Helps Auto Dealer Get Paid!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Fitzgerald Auto Malls successfully implemented an ISO9001 quality management system, and it has paid off for them. Last summer, during the “Cash For Clunkers” program, there were reports that some auto dealers were not being paid by the federal government. Fitzgerald Auto Malls used their ISO9001 system to develop work instructions for their employees as […]

Why having ISO9001:2008 is more important than ever

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

In our crappy economy, you might think having an ISO9001:2008 quality management system is a frivolous expense. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here’s why you NEED an ISO9001 quality system NOW!

ISO9001:2000: Is An Easy Auditor a Good Thing?

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Working as an ISO9001:2000 consultant, I’ve seen all manner of auditors. Tough ones can make life very difficult. Easy ones are much more pleasant to work with. But is there a point where an auditor can be “too easy”?

Do you really need ISO9001:2000?

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Do you really need to have ISO9001:2000? If you don’t have a customer requirement for such a quality management system, what benefits are there to going thru the time and expense of creating and maintaining an ISO quality system?

Incoming Inspection Reduces Production Delays

Monday, May 7th, 2007

But how will the guy on the receiving dock like it?