Context of the Organization - External Issues External Issues Relationship to the Company Scope The scope of the company explains what the company does and doesn't do. If it is a steel stamping shop it is unlikely the company also makes cotton candy. If you manufacture parts for a specific … Read more about Context of the Organization – External Issues
This article is presented as part of an overview of the quality guru's of the 1980's. Zero Defects was a key phrase develop by Mr. Philip Crosby and presented by Philip Crosby Associates. Reading "Quality Is Free", "Quality Without Tears", and "Quality Without Pain" are helpful in understanding how … Read more about Zero Defects
Where Did the Name ISO Come From? ISO is the anachronism for "International Organization for Standardization". It is not the" International Standards Organization". The anachronism would have been different in each country - IOS in English, OIN in French. To avoid any problems this would create the … Read more about What Does ISO Stand For?
Clearly define top management's permanent commitment to ever improving quality and productivity, and their obligation to implement all of these principles. Indeed, it is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are … Read more about Point 14 – Top Management Commitment to Action
Management Review - a Continuous Improvement Tool or Generator of Arbitrary Numerical Targets Eliminate arbitrary numerical targets Eliminate work standards that prescribe quotas for the work force and numerical goals for people in management. Substitute aids and helpful … Read more about Point 11 – Arbitrary Numerical Targets
How do we maintain and communicate corporate culture using ISO 9001? I have a Saturday morning secret weapon, to improve my business. I attend the Levy Entrepreneurial Group meeting. Thank you Joe for creating it, Jack and Terry for leading it, and Don for introducing me to … Read more about Creating and Maintaining a Corporate Culture Using ISO 9001
Are We Going in Circles ?ISO 9001 Management Review Implementing ISO 9001 can sometimes feel like you are a dog chasing its' tail; you can't just walk down through the standard completing a section at a time. Instead you have to jump from quality policy to documentation to customer requirements to … Read more about ISO 9001 Management Review – Going in Circles
Improve every process Improve constantly and forever every process for planning, production, and service. Search continually for problems in order to improve every activity in the company, to improve quality and productivity, and thus to constantly decrease costs. Institute innovation and … Read more about Point 5 – Improve Every Process