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Importance of Apprenticeship for Continual Improvement

Dave Ramsay, Continuous Improvement Manager for wilko hardware stores, has been on a quality apprenticeship journey, achieving his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Training for this achievement was provided by Capella Associates, winner of the CQI’s Quality Organisation of the Year at the 2020 International Quality Awards. Now a coach and mentor to others embarking …

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Aligning Internal Audits With Organisation’s Objectives in QM

Andy Nichols CQP MCQI, Quality Program Manager at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center in the US, makes the case for why an accredited Internal Audit Programme Manager qualification and associated training course is necessary.  Many of us who are responsible for meeting the internal audit requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems – requirements, or one …

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Effectiveness of Remote Versus On-Site Audits

Is remote auditing the ‘new norm’? Rasoul Aivazi, an Associate Auditor, International Project Quality Lead and member of the CQI’s Audit Special Interest Group, examines the benefits and drawbacks of carrying out an audit when not on site.   A survey carried out by the Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC) on remote versus on-site audits discovered …

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How Do You Host Remote Audit Using A Paper-Based System

Quality professional Sarah-Jayne Henderson CQP MCQI outlines how to host a remote audit effectively for a paper-based system. It may seem surprising that so many companies are still paper-based in this era of ever-expanding information technology (IT). However, it is still relatively common practice in some industries, such as the life sciences. There are a …

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