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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400The ISO 9001 is part of the International Organization for Standardization 9000. Attributed to the quality companies. ISO 9001 is recognized worldwide as a reward for managing the internal quality of the company or the company carries out actions to ensure that the product or service they offer is high quality. Customer satisfaction is an important factor in whether a company is ISO 9001.
Wed, 18 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400ISO 9001 is known across the world as the standard for high quality business operations and management. Both big and small companies prefer going by ISO 9001 Standards because of its versatility and efficiency. Today, over 875,000 companies are ISO certified, getting the most out of their capital.
Sun, 15 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400In order to meet the ISO 9001 Quality Standards, the business organization need to fulfill the following... Standardizing Quality Systems - The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, was established in 1947 to develop international standards for everything from electronics to management systems. Having over 13,000 standards currently in place, ISO has created the auditing and certification process known as ISO 9001. This began the drive toward quality standards.
Sat, 14 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400The ISO 9001:2008 revision was released in a digital format on November 14, 2008 and the printed version on November 25th. The revisions are explanatory and editorial in nature. The requirements remain principally intact from the 2000 revision. You can find an in depth review of the changes on our website. The goals and principles of ISO 9000 still apply. There are eight goals/principles that were initially enumerated in the 2000 release of ISO 9000 that set the temperament and focus of today's quality management techniques and application.
Sun, 08 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400The process approach was introduced into ISO 9001 with the year 2000 version of the standards. Prior versions used an element approach. The document Guidance on the concept and use of the process approach for management systems describes to process approach and offers an implementation paradigm.
Mon, 02 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400The main aspects of ISO 9001 certification are maintaining good quality of products and also to maintain low cost and high efficiency for the production process. The primary thing that is checked with ISO 9001 certification is to confirm that the quality goals that are set out in the company's quality management system are met. It is also important that once a company gets its ISO 9001 certification they should be seeking to improve all the time. There should be an increase in productivity as well.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400An effective audit function should provide all levels of management an independent appraisal of their operations andassist them in achieving maximum efficiency while achieving overall organizational goals (Institute of Internal Auditors, "Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing"). However, before the manager of the organization's audit function can begin to promote the audit department's positive contributions to the organization, improve upon the products generated by auditing (i.e., audit reports, analysis), or contribute to the overall continuous improvement of the organization in general, the audit department's leadership must seek feedback on its own performance.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400Environmental management began in earnest around 1970 as a direct result of environmental catastrophes and governmental reaction to those catastrophes. In many countries, environmental regulations that focus on control of environmentally damaging emissions to air, discharges to water, and disposal of hazardous wastes were instituted in an effort to prevent future environmental catastrophes and to limit toxic releases to the environment. Regulations, however, too often had the effect of placing a ceiling on environmental performance.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400Safety debriefing skills learned from a qualified consulting firm is a necessity in today's rapidly changing business environment. The forces of rapid global change can render limited professional skill sets obsolete almost overnight, and continuous learning about business processes can give professionals invaluable 'lessons learned', helping to prevent succumbing to obsolescence or irrelevance.
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Developing the ERP Business Case is all about communication. It's really down to creating a case that is powerful, clear and understandable, well-rounded, comprehensible and above all, convincing. Consider your ERP business case like a movie producer or director would imagine their film pitch when they go to the studio. The initial step is going to be making certain that you have thought it through, that you recognize where you're heading, you've addressed everything.
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400The quality manual is the essential cornerstone for any organization venturing on the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation route since it manifests top management's commitment to operating an effective quality management system. Like any document, the quality manual must be written in such a way that it provides employees, customers, auditors and other interested parties with a sound overview of how your organization satisfies customer requirements.
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400As the business environment continues to wrestle with IT buying in a volatile marketplace, this article considers an emerging approach that promises to unlock savings in time and money, ultimately adding value to the bottom line. It explores and concludes that organisations with a large selection of IT suppliers can benefit from a consolidated approach to their IT supply chain.
Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500MRP can stand for one of two things. In an environment for manufacturing, it can refer to computer application software, or Material Requirements Planning. It is then simply referred to as MRP. The software assists in material tracking involved in product manufacturing. It is important to mention the focus of materials in MRP when speaking of Material Requirements Planning. Manufacturing Resource Planning also is references as MRP, and is then referred to as MRP II. A computer software application is still involved in MRP II but focuses on all of the resources of an organization and looks at worst-case demand/capacity scenarios.
Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Paper is a HUGE challenge for business in reducing costs, improving service and increasing efficiencies. Businesses around face the fact that manual and paper-based processes for managing important documents are not efficient and expensive.
Wed, 13 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400Lean and Six Sigma, while effective business tools, possess certain gaps that lead to reductions in ROI; Flawless Execution, a simple, scalable continuous improvement process taught to fighter pilots in the world of military aviation, bridges the gaps found between the two, while encouraging development and promoting leadership and team building strategies to get the job done right.
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500The article deals with the problem of using computer resources in translation processes. Some positive and negative sides listed and analysed. Starting from researching of the nature and principles of CATs the author comes to formulating of the CAT role in today?s translation processes. Several references to scientific works provided.
Thu, 01 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Every day millions of people around the world enter and exit public buildings. Organizations like the ISO help make daily living and public building safety easier, providing peace of mind for consumers and users of everyday products, like commercial door hardware.
Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400Six Sigma is basically a business process that allows companies to improve their profit margins. Six Sigma stands for Six Standard Deviations. Six Sigma methodology provides the techniques and tools to improve the capability and reduce the defects in any process. (Sigma is the Greek letter used to represent standard deviation in statistics) from mean.
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500The ability to choose is one of the greatest gifts humans have. However, the gift is only yours when you choose to consciously use it. You make hundreds, if not thousands, of choices every day - often with no realization that you even made a choice. What to wear; what to eat; where to go; wear a coat; every single thing you do involves making a choice. However, making these choices - every day, more than once - will impact your future in very positive ways, if you choose.
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500Tracking assets is an important concern of every company, regardless of size. Assets are defined as any 'permanent' object that a business uses internally including but not limited to computers, tools, software, or office equipment. While employees may utilize a specific tool or tools, the asset ultimately belongs to the company and must be returned. And therefore without an accurate method of keeping track of these assets it would be very easy for a company to lose control of them.
Tue, 05 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500There are some companies out there as small as two people that are ISO certified. In terms of size, companies range from the very small, to under 100 employees, to between 200 - 300 employees.
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500Once the manuals are done, processes are documented, and people trained, the company will contact a registrar to schedule their audit. Then they will go through a document review and assessment audit.
Sun, 30 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0500Six sigma is now the most common continuous improvement tool in business. It is often combined with lean manufacturing to form the lean six sigma improvement method.
Mon, 12 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500Six sigma is gaining in popularity as one of the most business improvement initiatives. Major corporations such as GE and Motorola implemented six sigma principles for many years. However, in recent years, the six sigma methodology has gained widespread use in hospitals, banks, department store chains, call centers, and many other non-manufacturing businesses.
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Companies of all sizes are now implementing lean manufacturing. Businesses as small as a dentist office are blogging about using lean manufacturing techniques to improve the process and lower costs.