Posts Tagged ‘ISO 9001 Quality System’

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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Cause and Effect – Fish Bone Diagram

Cause and Effect – Fish Bone Diagram

Download now or preview on posterous ISO 9001 Fishbone Diagram.pdf (461 KB) Training your employees to report problems in a timely manner is important.  Once the problem has been identified, a document a clear description of the problem to include the product part number, lot number, quantity, time period, manufacturing operation and other descriptive information so that the non-conforming material can be identified and quarantined.  It is clearly time to conduct a root cause analysis using the Cause and Effect – Fish Bone Diagram. Clearly state the actual non-conforming condition and data as well as including the specification and tolerance range […]

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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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