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
Who is Responsible for Quality? Just who is responsible for quality; the customer or the processor or the supplier? Dr. Juran said they were all responsible for quality. Customer Responsibilities The customer must share in the responsibilities to produce a product that is fit for use. They … Read more about Responsibilities
Institute modern methods of training on the job for all, including management, to make better use of every employee. New skills are required to keep up with changes in materials, methods, product and service design, machinery, techniques, and service. Dr. W. Edwards Deming A business … Read more about Point 6 – Training Now? Are You Crazy?
Eliminate the need for mass inspection as the way of life to achieve quality by building quality into the product in the first place. Require statistical evidence of built in quality in both manufacturing and purchasing functions. Dr. W. Edward Deming When ISO 9000 first came out, the auto … Read more about Point 3 – Cease Dependency on Mass Inspection
The new philosophy Adopt the new philosophy. We are in a new economic age, created in Japan. We can no longer live with commonly accepted levels of delays, mistakes, defective materials, and defective workmanship. Transformation of Western management style is necessary to halt the continued … Read more about Point 2 – The New Philosophy
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
Management Responsibility There is a saying, “What goes around, comes around” or you can look at this circle and considerate it the visual definition of “synergy”. There is a reason this is a circle. Management responsibility, resource management, product realization, measurement, … Read more about Don’t Skip the Good Stuff Part 6
What is continual improvement of the quality management system? It is the big picture. It is looking at the performance of all the sub-processes that make the whole process, from getting the customer specifications and orders, to making sure the parts arrives on-time, at a reasonable … Read more about Don’t Skip the Good Stuff Part 5