Managing Supply Chains post 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 chains in the UK have been unsettled…

​The Philosophy of ISO 9001:2015

Antonis Louloudis, CQP MCQI, head of SWISS APPROVAL/TUV Rheinland-North Hellas Branch, Greece, tells Andrew Holt that effective ISO 9001:2015 transition is about embracing the standard’s philosophy. Antonis Louloudis, CQP MCQI, is head of SWISS APPROVAL TECHNISCHE BEWERTUNG SA/TUV Rheinland representative office at the North Hellas Branch in Thessaloniki, Greece, a leading certification and notification body…

ISO 9001:2015 what Quality Policy means for Auditors

Andrew Holt examines how ISO 9001:2015 sets out the development and communication of the quality policy and what this means for auditors. It is in sub-clause 5.2.1 of ISO 9001:2015 that sets out the requirements of top management in respect of the organisation’s quality policy. Top management must establish a quality policy that is appropriate…

Management Systems in the Digital Age

DNV GL is the headline sponsor of the CQI’s inaugural International Quality Awards. Shahram G. Maralani, global director of technology and services, explains how digitalisation impacts the work of quality professionals today. How can quality professionals prepare for the future? Quality professionals need to stay fit. Historically the world has moved from craftsmanship to mass…

Beyond the Quality Standards

Bob Goodwin, MSc (TQM), CQP, MCQI, takes a look at what businesses need in order to develop a quality culture, and how quality professionals can drive this improvement beyond what is required by ISO standards. ISO standards cover only a subset of what makes a business operate. Another way to further develop the Integrated Management…

Process Automation and The Quality Professional

Richard Seddon, Managing Partner at Process Management International (PMI), UK, explains why quality professionals need to embrace process automation tools in this digitally-advanced era. We all know that widespread process automation is upon us. However, no longer is automation the preserve of the big one-off IT project with defined governance, controls and standards. Recent enhancements…

Striving for Excellence in the Quality Profession

Victoria Tait, Quality Specialist at Qualitait – a division of J Tait & Sons, UK, talks to Daniel Moore about securing Chartered Quality Professional status (CQP MCQI), and what others should consider when regrading. Daniel Moore: What made you decide to apply for this grade? Victoria Tait: I have worked in quality for nearly 20 years…