Should I do Lean and Six Sigma before I do ISO?

June 03rd, 2010

The simple answer is no!

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AS Mandatory Auditor Training Announced

May 24th, 2010

Official AS Training Announced

The IAQG mandated training was announced on May 1.  The training mandatory for any professional auditor to upgrade from Rev B to Rev C.  Before they can conduct registrar audits they must take and pass the training.  Then they must reapply to the RABQSA to upgrade their registration status so they can be formally recognized as Rev C auditors.  For new auditors, the content of this training will have to be integrated into the “normal” lead auditor training.

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AS9101D Published

May 24th, 2010

The final published version of AS9101D has been released. This is a supporting standard to AS9100C that describes a mandatory auditing approach. It also contains the auditing checklist and the report format. This document is incredibly important because it will affect how your system is going to be audited and surreptitiously adds extra requirements that have to be met. Key elements of this document are:

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AS9100C Upgrade Timing

February 22nd, 2010

The IAQG recently released the latest on timing for upgrading to AS9100C.

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AS 9100C Upgrade Resources Tight – Make sure you have your audit booked

February 22nd, 2010

AS auditors are currently in great demand. Its about to get much more so.

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Do I have to do my Internal Audits every year?

January 12th, 2010

Simple answer. Yes.

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What is Accelerated Learning?

December 13th, 2009

Accelerated learning is a theory/practice of learning that acknowledges that we all learn differently.  It also builds on that fact and provides the premise that we all learn better if we see, hear and practice things.   The theory incorporates the concepts of left-brain vs right-brain.

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Can I internally audit as a one-time event? Is that robust?

December 08th, 2009

The ISO standards do not dictate how you conduct your audits.  They merely require that they are effective.  It has been argued by some ISO proponents that a one-time event cannot be effective.

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How do we Become 14001 Certified?

November 22nd, 2009

To be 14001 certified you must have a documented system (procedures) in place and you must adopt environmental activities that promote improvement in environmental issues.  You are NOT required to change the way your business operates nor adopt any activity that will be detrimental to the organization.  Typically organizations focus on simple and easy activities that actually provide financial benefit to the organization.

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What the Quality Professional Needs to Know about AS9100C – Presentation (Nov 2009)

November 19th, 2009

Diana Lough and Emily Myers

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