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Risky Business vs Risk-Intelligent Business

November 11, 2020

Digitalization, globalization, competition and the speed of technological advances has changed the nature of business. ISO 9001:2015 has been in effect for 5 years and it places a heavy emphasis on using “risk-based thinking” for managing quality-related processes. Risk has always been implicit in ISO 9001.  But this revision asks organizations to make a cultural…

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Quality Management Dos and Don’ts – Don’t be Guilty of Being in the Red

September 21, 2020

When it comes to Quality Management dos and don’ts, simpleQuE’s quality experts provide some tips for staying out of the red and keeping ISO 9001 systems robust and sustainable. 1. Meet Customer Requirements Surprisingly, some companies seek ISO 9001 certification just to satisfy one customer requirement. When a customer will only do business with vendors…

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Cost of quality of internal audits

How much money, time and resources are going into your internal audits?

August 4, 2020

Developing resources to conduct internal audits of your quality management system is an investment of time and dollars.  Acquiring and even retaining the necessary and often specialized capabilities internally can pose quite a challenge, especially in these times.  It is important to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to understand the expected Return on Investment (ROI) of…

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Business Continuity, Health and Safety Tools and Resources

May 26, 2020

This pandemic challenges the resilience of every business, community and country.  As the process of reopening and mitigating the risks to health and safety begins, we would like to know what areas concern you and impact your organization. How are you adapting to the challenges? The survey and your responses to What COVID-19 issues keep…

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A Case for Obtaining More Resources to Support Your Quality System – The Cost of Poor Quality

March 26, 2020

Many in the quality arena won’t be surprised to know that the top response in our poll was “Not enough resources to support the quality system.”  Of 309 respondents, 21% indicated that this is the main issue that keeps them up at night.  We feel your pain, and in this blog simpleQuE President, Jim Lee,…

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What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night? – Poll Results Are In!

March 25, 2020

Over the last month, quality management people have been weighing in on what’s weighing on their minds.  Our simpleQuE poll has received 309 responses to date and we’ve listed the quality issues so you can see how they are ranked by your peers. As promised, our future blog posts will address these challenges and provide…

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Remote Auditing During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Risk Management in a Pandemic

March 17, 2020

  Internal auditing in these unique times of Coronavirus is challenging as companies are faced with a whole new level of risk management during this pandemic. But there is a viable and safer option – remote auditing.

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simpleQuE Poll Results: What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night?

February 25, 2020

  Check out the latest poll results on “What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night?”. See if your fellow peers are experiencing similar issues.

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Tell Us What Quality Issues Keep You Up At Night – Participate in our Poll

February 24, 2020

Participate in our poll which targets the top quality issues and see which ones are ranked the highest by you and your peers. The challenges that quality leaders and teams face in today’s business arena can be daunting. And that’s understandable considering that quality management involves a range of responsibilities like – risk, corporate culture,…

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What is the Return On Investment of a Quality Management System?

December 16, 2019

What is the Return On Investment of a Quality Management System? Your company could have many motivations behind implementing a quality management system (QMS) such as ISO 9001. However, making the decision to invest in a QMS always comes down to potential for profit, and an organization’s quality performance absolutely affects the bottom line. That’s…

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