Risk Management

Implementing ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management

Implementing ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management As pandemics, natural disasters, and cybercrime continue to impact our world, what’s certain is that nothing is certain. Being agile and prepared for any kind of disruption, therefore, is an essential business activity. ISO’s flagship standard for risk management, ISO 31000, is the world’s “go to” standard to support this, …

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Managing Risk in Innovation and Product Development

Managing Risk in Innovation and Product Development New guidance from the UK’s Engineering Council describes the role of professional engineers and technicians, including quality management professionals, in dealing with risk. Here, we speak to Estelle Clark CQP FCQI FRSA about the guidance, including the concept of ‘risk appetite’. In a world where safety is and …

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ISO 9001 Risk Management and Cybersecurity

ISO 9001 Risk Management and Cybersecurity Andrew Nichols, Quality Programme Manager at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, argues that data breaches can be disastrous for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It’s time for quality managers to look at how their management systems can help protect their business.  Cybersecurity breaches often make the news headlines, especially as large organisations tend to be the main victims – BA, Equifax, Marriott …

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Effective Audit Management Through Cloud Based System

Effective Audit Management Through Cloud Based System Improvement, Innovation and Effectiveness Lead Tracey Brailsford at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust explains how a cloud-based system is helping senior leadership and frontline staff learn from performance and continually improve services for patients.  When Tracey Brailsford joined Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust in 2015, the organisation’s clinical …

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Importance of Integrating Risk Into QMS for Project Management

Importance of Integrating Risk Into QMS Abdullah Shaiban, Project Inspection Supervisor at Saudi Aramco – a multinational petroleum and natural gas company – highlights the importance of integrating risk into a quality management system. ISO 9001:2015 provides a framework which organizations can apply to their quality management system (QMS) to deliver sustainable development solutions and …

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ISO 9001 Approach – Prioritize Actions Taken To Address Risks And Opportunities

David Finney, CQP MCQI, founder of The Energy of Conversation and trainer in coaching and auditing, shares his top tips for problem solving, while meeting the requirements for ISO 9001:2015. I’ve been training professionals in coaching and auditing skills for many years. When I discuss internal issues arising in business I constantly come across the …

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Understanding ISO 9001 Risk Based Thinking

Understanding ISO 9001 Risk Based Thinking: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) have put together an Auditing Practices Group Guidance on: Risk Based Thinking. Read how ISO 9001 – Quality management can address risk planning in your organisation Risk has been always implicit and addressed in ISO 9001. Many …

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Improve Customer Relationship Through Quality Management

Improve Customer Relationship Through Quality Management: Ben Dewison, Specialist Member of The Institute of Customer Service, UK, explains the importance of quality assurance and how it can be used to improve customer relationships. Quality standards are set by internationally recognised bodies to develop best practice, enhance company performance and improve customer satisfaction. Standards can take …

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Quality Risk Management and Business Continuity

Quality Risk Management and Business Continuity: Jayet Moon, CQP MCQI, Quality Engineering Lead at Terumo Medical Corporation, US, and Veronica Cavendish-Stephens, Principal at Auchincloss-Stephens, explains how quality risk management is developing in line with business responses to Covid-19. There is no overarching ISO standard for quality risk management (QRM). There are guidance documents and industry …

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