Standard Issues: The Standards Culture

by Palmes, Paul

People who volunteer to work on standards also are volunteering to work inside the culture of standards writing and development. There is a language and structure central to standards work that requires an appreciation of accuracy and consistency....

Expert Answers: July 2017

by Devos, Denis J.

ISO 9001:2015 clause 6 indicates it is necessary to consider issues identified under clauses 4.1 and 4.2 when determining risks and opportunities. What is the best method of incorporating risks and opportunities in the ISO 9001 quality management system?...

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Standard Issues: Can, or Must?

by Freeman, Robert; Drown, Jennifer; Black, Byron

The latest set of revisions to standards, including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and AS9100D, address changes to organizations’ management systems....

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Try This Today: Sample Sizes

by Cortes, Gilbert A.

Effectiveness monitoring is a critical step in the failure investigation process, and occurs after implementing specific actions to address all confirmed root causes of an issue or deviation....

Standards Outlook: ISO 9001:2015—What’s Vital

by West, John E. "Jack"; Cianfrani, Charles A.

Go beyond the requirements to ensure operational effectiveness....

Innovation Imperative: A World Without Work

by Merrill, Peter

Technological advances may axe jobs and require new skills....

Standards Outlook: External Demands

by Ramu, Govind

This author explains ISO 9001:2015’s requirements for external providers....

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All Together Now

by Rochetti, Kim

To overcome fire-fighting routines and more effectively deploy strategic plans, many organizations use the hoshin kanri method and X matrix tool....

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