Quality Standards

ISO Standards Overcoming Resistance to Implementing: Nurturing a Culture of Change

Implementing ISO standards is not just about meeting specific requirements; it also calls for a profound transformation of an organization’s culture and practices. However, one of the most formidable hurdles in this journey is resistance to change. We shall explore the challenges organizations face in overcoming resistance, fostering a culture of quality and compliance, and […]

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Quality and Information Technology (IT) You Can’t Separate it

In today’s fast-paced business world, quality and IT go hand in hand. With technological advancements and increasing competition, it has become crucial for companies to deliver high-quality products and services consistently. At the same time, information technology (IT) has become an integral quality part of almost all aspects of business operations, from managing supply chains

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5 Ways Organization to Make Quality A Priority

“Quality needs to be pushed from the top to bottom” is a common statement in business and management that emphasizes the importance of leadership in establishing a culture of quality throughout an organization.  Essentially, it means that the responsibility for ensuring high-quality products, services, and processes rests with the leadership of the organization, and they

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Who Should Get An ISO Certification?

ISO certification is a set of internationally recognized standards that define the requirements for quality management, environmental management, and other business processes. Companies that seek ISO certification must meet these standards and undergo a rigorous certification process to ensure that their operations meet international quality standards.  But who should get an ISO certification? Is it

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Variety of National and international standards

Variety of National and international standards The CQI has been actively involved in the development of national and international standards for many years, and for CQI and IRCA members, standards form part of their ‘everyday working tools’.  ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, defines a standard as ‘a document, established by a consensus of subject matter experts and approved by a recognised body

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How Covid 19 Impact quality Working Professional

Covid 19 Impact quality Working Professional The CQI has partnered with quality management software provider Qualsys to release Covid-19: The impact of coronavirus on quality professionals, a report looking at how the spread of Covid-19 has affected the quality profession. The coronavirus pandemic has had, and continues to have, a profound effect on the way in which we live and work. While not entirely without precedent, the extent of these effects

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Sustained Success with ISO 9004

Sustained Success with ISO 9004 ISO 9004 should be seen as more than pure guidance if it is to help ensure standards for today’s organisations, says Richard Green, Senior Consultant at Kingsford Consultancy Services.  While ISO 9001 is firmly established as the principal quality management system (QMS) standard, ISO 9004 has attracted much less attention. Both standards were created in 1987. Then,

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Supplier Management and Supplier Audit After Brexit

Supplier Management and Supplier Audit After Brexit Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), talks to Daniel Moore about how Brexit will impact supply chains and logistics in 2021. Daniel Moore: What threats and opportunities, related to Brexit and trade deals, are emerging in supply chain and logistics management?  Malcolm Harrison: Supply

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