Archive for May, 2007

Do you need a formal purchase order to satisfy ISO9001:2000?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

It’s a really good idea to have a written purchase order, but if you’ve had a long lasting relationship with your customers, and have done business for years verbally or by e-mail, there are ways to continue such business while still satisfying the requirements if ISO9001:2000

He Just Wouldn’t Shut Up!!!

Monday, May 21st, 2007

When some auditors get close to retirement, tracking orders might seem more like tracking game; docks aren’t for receiving packages, but for watching the sun go down; and scales aren’t for weighing packages, they’re what fish wear.

Would you let a customer observe an internal audit? ISO9001:2000

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Would you let a good customer observe one of your internal audits for ISO9001:2000?

Incorporating your Employee Manual into your Quality Manual?

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Is it necessary to incorporate your employee manual into your ISO9001:2000 quality manual? Would you want to do this? What are the pros and cons?

Quality Manual Motivation

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

What’s your motivation to get ISO certified? I’ve seen the gamut of reasons.

Incoming Inspection Reduces Production Delays

Monday, May 7th, 2007

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