The Cost of Adopting ISO

July 24th, 2019

A question we often receive from organizations considering standard adoption is what is the cost? As with any change within a business, when an organization decides to adopt an International Organization for Standardization Standard, there are costs inherent within said adoption. Outside of the monetary expense, there is also time cost and in some cases, organizational structure cost. We will walk through each of these to help explain the different costs of adopting ISO.

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The Effects of Employee Turnover on Internal Audit Teams

January 11th, 2019

In over 35 years of business at Cavendish Scott, one consistent choice we see clients face is whether to develop a stable team of internal auditors or to engage professional auditors on a subcontracted basis to perform internal audits.

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What is ISO (and why do it)

January 09th, 2019

Even though ISO has been around since 1946, many people are unaware of the International Standards Organization, its goals, and most importantly why an organization could adopt it. The following article will work to clarify what ISO is, why ISO exists, and why organizations should adopt ISO standards.What is ISO?

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ISO 9001 – What is going to happen after September?

August 27th, 2018

September 15, 2018. About ten years after being introduced ISO 9001:2008 will be withdrawn. If you remember the 2008 changes – they were minimal. Indeed the standard has not changed since 2000. So after 18 years, the old standard will be withdrawn.

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10 Simple Steps You Need to Transition Your ISO

November 15th, 2017

So you can’t get your management to support your ISO transition project. Management is committed to quality but has heard this is a simple project and has instructed you to get it done as quickly as possible. Or you are a small organization with one boss and one sidekick. You can’t afford the help from experts… and you’re the sidekick. Whatever the reason, if you have to work on an ISO transition and you have little resources beyond yourself here is a list of 10 things to get you going. If your...

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How to Write Effective Nonconformity Statements

August 17th, 2017

by Matt Liephart

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Presentation: ISO 9001:2015 Transition Key Changes and Issues

December 27th, 2016

“ISO 9001:2015 Transition Key Changes and Issues” presentation by Colin Gray of Cavendish Scott for Manufacturer’s Edge webinar.

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Cavendish Scott Hosts Vendor Table at Colorado Environmental Leadership Program

October 04th, 2016

Tomorrow, October 5, 2016, Colin Gray will be hosting a vendor table at the 17th annual Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards Event from 9 a.m. to noon at the McNichols Civic Center Blgd at 144 W. Colfax Ave (at Bannock Street) in Denver. Cavendish Scott provides EMS (Environmental Management System) consulting, training and auditing services to both ISO 14001 and ELP requirements. Feel free to stop by and chat with our ISO auditors, consultants, and trainers in the Denver area.

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AS9100 2016 Release Date – September 20

August 29th, 2016

The latest version of the aerospace standard, AS9100 2016 is to be released on September 20.

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Colin Gray speaks at the Jeffco Aerospace and Defense Small Business Industry Day

July 11th, 2016

The aerospace industry gathered in Colorado’s Jefferson County recently.  Sponsored by the Jefferson County Office of Economic Development, speakers U.S Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), and Air Force Small Business Programs Director Mark Teskey set out to promote the importance of this advanced industry and the abilities and capabilities of Colorado to satisfy it.  This was no soft-sell marketing conference but a combined effort including aerospace...

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