Unacceptable Corrective Actions

ISO 9000:2015 defines the correction as follows: Corrective Action: Action to eliminate the cause of a nonconformity and to prevent recurrence. Corrective Action is the act of taking corrective measures to prevent reoccurrences of a problem. It is performed after the occurrence of a defect. To prevent the reoccurrence of a problem, you are required to understand the… Continue reading Unacceptable Corrective Actions

Job Titles in Quality

In the field of quality management, you will come across various job titles. What does each of them do? We have listed some of the commonly used job titles and their typical responsibilities in this post. In addition, we have also recommended some of the training courses that can help professionals in these roles. Depending on the… Continue reading Job Titles in Quality

The Pros and Cons of the ISO 9001 Standard: A Detailed Overview

ISO 9001 is the most popular quality management standard in the world. It provides a framework for organizations to establish, implement, and maintain an effective quality management system that will consistently deliver safe, reliable products of good quality and deliverable on time. Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification can help your organization meet regulatory requirements, increase customer… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of the ISO 9001 Standard: A Detailed Overview

Effective Quality Audit Reports

A quality audit report should include enough detail so that the client or the audit report users can understand what was done, why it was done, and whether it achieved the objective. The report should also provide sufficient information for the organization being audited (auditee) to correct any problems identified.What Should Be in an Audit… Continue reading Effective Quality Audit Reports

10 Strategies for Reducing Human Error in Your Workplace

We all make mistakes, and some people are more prone to making mistakes than others. The question is: What do you do about it? As humans, we are prone to making mistakes. We might misread numbers or forget to enter the necessary information. This can cause problems in any workplace where accuracy is critical. Learn how… Continue reading 10 Strategies for Reducing Human Error in Your Workplace

Flowcharts: The Ultimate Tool for Visualizing Information

A flowchart is a diagram that illustrates a process. It consists of boxes and lines. Flowcharts are especially useful for processes that involve multiple steps or decisions. They’re often used to explain complicated manufacturing or service delivery tasks.What Is a Flowchart?You “might not” find the flowchart in the seven basic quality tools list. However, it replaces… Continue reading Flowcharts: The Ultimate Tool for Visualizing Information

Seven Quality Tools – Stratification

Stratification is a technique used to divide a population into homogeneous subsets. Studying defect types for multiple products might not give you a good idea about the cause. For example, you may want to study the types of defects produced by a production line making multiple types of products. You could stratify your data so that… Continue reading Seven Quality Tools – Stratification

Incremental and Breakthrough Improvement

No process is perfect. There is always room for improvement in any work you do. By making ongoing improvements to the processes, you can improve the process efficiency, reduce waste, save cost, make it safer or faster.There are two broad approaches for improvement: Incremental and Breakthrough Improvement.1. Incremental Improvement:The first method is incremental improvement, which… Continue reading Incremental and Breakthrough Improvement

Quality Management System Documentation

A Quality Management System (QMS) is a formalized system documenting processes, procedures, and responsi­bilities for ensuring consistent delivery of high-quality products and services to the consumer. A QMS provides a framework for employees to plan their work, monitor progress, identify problems, and take corrective action. It helps organizations improve performance and reduce costs through better planning,… Continue reading Quality Management System Documentation

Quality Plan – What is it, Purpose and Contents

The purpose of a quality plan is to help an organization manage its quality program effectively and efficiently. It also helps the organization maintain consistency throughout its operations. The document should be developed so that it can be easily understood and implemented by all those involved with the product or service being planned. This article will… Continue reading Quality Plan – What is it, Purpose and Contents

Risk-Based Thinking (RBT) in ISO 9001:2015

Risk-based thinking is an approach to managing quality that focuses on identifying potential problems before they occur. It involves taking a systematic look at how products or services are produced and then considering what could go wrong and what steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of this happening. By implementing risk-based thinking into your… Continue reading Risk-Based Thinking (RBT) in ISO 9001:2015

Examples of Risk Management Strategies

A risk management strategy is a set of actions and activities designed to manage risks. It’s about taking steps to reduce or control the likelihood, severity or impact of potential problems in order to minimize any negative consequences. A risk management strategy is usually based on the following principles: • Identify all possible risks and their… Continue reading Examples of Risk Management Strategies