Context of the Organization - Interested Parties This is one way of looking at Interested Parties. Other consultants look at it differently. You need to decide what works best in your company. Scope, requirement hasn't changed, Assume you reviewed it and it accurately represents your … Read more about Interested Parties
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?
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
Break down barriers Break down barriers between departments and staff areas. People in different areas, such as Leasing, Maintenance, Administration, must work in teams to tackle problems that may be encountered with products or service. Dr. W. Edward Deming If you every want to see a head … Read more about Point 9 – Are You Talking to Me?
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
End the practice of awarding business solely on the basis of price tag. Instead require meaningful measures of quality along with price. Reduce the number of suppliers for the same item by eliminating those that do not qualify with statistical and other evidence of quality. The aim is to minimize … Read more about Point 4 – End Lowest Tender Contracts
Constancy of purpose Create constancy of purpose for continual improvement of products and service to society, allocating resources to provide for long range needs rather than only short term profitability, with a plan to become competitive, to stay in business, and to provide jobs. Dr. W. … Read more about Point 1 – Constancy of Purpose
ISO 9000 is a change in the way everyone in the company thinks and behaves. It is not easy to implement correctly and it is very easy to back slide into the old way of doing things. Think of ISO as a corporate change to healthy living from a junk-food junky. Ninety-nine percent of people don’t … Read more about ISO 9000 is a Change to a Healthy Life Style, Not a Crash Diet