How to conduct a SWOT analysis for your ISO Management System?

The SWOT analysis is an extremely effective business tool that is commonly used for its productive outcomes. A SWOT analysis is a simple strategic tool for identifying and documenting internal strengths , weakness of the organization and external opportunities and threats. SWOT stands for S-strength, W-weakness, O-opportunities, T-threats The output of SWOT analysis will support […]

How To Identify Environmental Aspects & Impacts ? – ISO 14001:2015

I. Purpose The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidance for evaluating the environmental aspects and impacts of your organization’s activities, services, and products.  The evaluation should result in a determination of whether or not a particular aspect has any significant environmental impacts and if so, whether or not the organization can control or […]

12 Mistakes to Avoid When Conducting ISO Management System Audits

There are many traps that await the unwary auditor in the rush to complete the full scope of an audit. Here are some tips for avoiding common auditing pitfalls: Don’t pass judgment until you are reasonably sure of your facts. When you do reach a conclusion, fly it by the auditee in a debriefing session […]

Occupational Health & Safety – ISO 45001:2018 Internal Auditing Procedure Part 1/2

Requirements Arrangements including documented procedures to conduct periodic audits shall be established in order to determine whether the OSHMS and its elements are in place, adequate, and effective in protecting the safety and health of employees and preventing incidents. An audit program shall be developed, which includes a designation of auditor competency, the audit scope, […]

How To Deal With Non Conformance in ISO 9001:2015 ? – Part 2/2

An effective Corrective Action should follow the 5 steps below. Problem definition Once you open a corrective action, you know the issue is but you will need to define the problem without adding any color commentaries. When you define a problem it should answer the: what, who, when & how the issue happened? Let’s bring […]

What is Lean Six Sigma & How Does it Work? – Part 3/3

Six Sigma has been applied successfully to virtually any industry. Key elements of Six Sigma There are three key elements of Six Sigma Process Improvement: Customers Processes Employees THE CUSTOMERS Customers define quality. They expect performance, reliability, competitive prices, on-time delivery, service, clear and correct transaction processing and more. This means it is important to […]

Lean Six Sigma – DMAIC Case Study

Six Sigma is a method that provides organizations tools to improve the capability of their business processes. This increase in performance and decrease in process variation helps lead to defect reduction and improvement in profits, employee morale, and quality of products or services. Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Case Study The quality team at a commercial […]

ISO 9001 : 2015 Internal Auditing Procedure – EXPLAINED ( Part 4 /4 )

Audit Results (Findings and Evidences) During the audit, the auditor samples, observes, asks questions, examines processes or processes outputs like records or products, or observes locations where a service was provided.  The inspections or observations shall be considered and recorded as the audit findings.  The findings will be used for the audit’s conclusions and will […]