Archive for the ‘ISO 9001 Quality System’ Category

Design Control Principles for Total Quality Control

Design Control Principles for Total Quality Control

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. One of the basic principles of Total Quality Control is to begin the process of quality control at the design concept phase. Utilizing this approach assures clear communication with customers through out the development process and facilitates rapid movement from design to implementation. Product concepts are developed and evaluated against the criteria of meeting the market requirements. Defining the market requirements for the product includes user intended use as well as the regulatory and legal […]

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Does Quality mean more Inspection?

Does Quality mean more Inspection?

In general if you had to answer the question, “What is Quality?” you could find this definition: Quality is the measure of excellence or state of being free from defects, deficiencies, and significant variations. ISO standards define quality as “the totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that bears its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs.” So how do we achieve Quality in our products and services?  Years ago, the designation was made between manufacturing and inspection.  Inspection Quality Control on the shop floor fundamentally was to protect the consumer from receiving bad product.  The goal […]

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Continuous Improvement Process

Continuous Improvement Process

Everyone one knows how to talk the talk when it comes to continuous improvement. Your companies ISO 9001 Quality System was built on this premise, right? How do we walk the walk? Kaizen?  kai (change) zen (good) Continuous improvement is an ongoing effort to improve your products, services, or processes. Don’t wait to start after a failure occurs, be proactive. You can approach change incrementally over time or all at once. Your products, services, or processes should be constantly evaluated and improved for efficiencies, effectiveness and compliance. Toyota Production Systems was made famous from their efforts with Kaizen. Kaizen is only […]

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Internal ISO Audits

Internal ISO Audits

Internal Audits, we love to hate them!  Managing and effective Internal Audit program is not an easy task.  The biggest challenge is keeping the Internal Auditors and the Management Team engaged in the process.   Everyone seems to have more important things to do. Internal audits are conducted at planned intervals to determine whether a Quality Management System conforms to planned arrangements, to the Quality Management System requirements documentation, to the companies Quality Manual Policies, and to determine if a Quality Management System is effectively implemented and maintained.  The primary focus of Internal Audits is directed at continuous improvement.  ISO 19011:2002 […]

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ISO 9001 – Process Approach

ISO 9001 – Process Approach

What is a Process Approach?   A “process” is the interaction of activities within an organization.  Most processes are continual loops within an organization with defined input requirements and a resulting output.  ISO 9001 promotes the use of the process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a Quality Management System.  As always, it is Managements responsibility to oversee the effectiveness of the Quality Management System with the goal to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting the customer’s requirements.   What are the Benefits of a Process Approach?   The easiest way to understand any organization is to understand […]

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