Understanding design and development of products and services.

Ravindiran Gurusamy, IRCA Certificated Associate Auditor, offers an overview of ISO9001:2015; Clause 8.3. It is useful to have an enhanced knowledge and understanding on the applicability of ISO9001:2015; Clause no 8.3, Design and development of products and services for audit clients in the service sectors. This article outlines how to implement and demonstrate conformance to…

Can your tendering process build potential failure into your project?

Dave Sheedy, CQP MCQI, Quality Assurance Manager at Arcelor Mittle Kent Wire Ltd, UK, explains the life-saving importance of suppliers producing the correct accreditation for the latest construction quality standards. As part of the tendering process within the construction industry, major projects require the completion of a pre-qualification questionnaire at all levels within the supply…

Dealing with product discrepancies in audits.

Greg Hutchins, Managing Director and Principal Engineer at qualityplusengineering.com, recalls how his dealings with a serious product discrepancy on a project led to improvements across the board. The following dilemma is based on a true story, where the names have been changed to protect the parties that were involved. Dilemma We were in the ninth year…

Closing the strategy-to-performance gap

Donna Clifford, Consultant at FE Associates, UK, outlines the seven rules in Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance and how they can be used to improve business strategies in organisations. It is likely that behind your day-to-day activities, there is a strategy. It may be your organisation’s overarching company strategy or a quality strategy that you and…