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How to Develop a Quality Strategy/6 Advantages of Quality Control

Posted by Carma Cooper on 05/07/17 11:03

We all know when something is poor quality, but agreeing what quality is and more specifically how to implement a quality strategy in your organisation is harder to define than it may look at first glance.

In this article I am going to explore what quality means, how best to achieve it in your organisation and the advantages of quality control.

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The Importance of Process Quality Control: A Quick Case Study

Posted by Paul Elson-Vining on 31/05/17 11:47

I was talking with an auditor recently who had visited an organisation which did not hold process quality control as a primary concern, saying they had too many other things to worry about. When asked how much mistakes cost, the answer was ‘not a lot’. The auditor wanted to see if they could get the customer to re-evaluate their position.

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How to Develop and Implement a Risk Management Process in Your Business

Posted by Emma Harris on 11/05/17 16:57

Your risk management process approach needs to be wrapped up in your quality strategy - in my experience, you can't really talk about one without also focusing on the other. This article deals with the cost of quality failure,  5 risk management process principles you need to put in place, putting a quality focus at the heart of your business and the type of tool you'll need to drive its success. 

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The Top 10 Things Your Quality Management System Must Deliver

Posted by Emma Harris on 04/05/17 16:35

Quality Management System is a key implementation in any organisation. Your first consideration before implementing a QMS for a quality improvement project, must always be whether or not the QMS meets the specific needs of your organisation. These ten tips are a great checklist for making sure you've got the very best system to develop a successful quality strategy.

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Develop A Quality Management Strategy: 2 Failures You Can Learn From (Video)

Posted by Brad Fagan on 22/03/17 11:40

Failure can often teach you more than success can. Like Thomas Edison said, 'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work'.  The concept of total quality management focuses on continuous improvement and this, along with the embedding of a quality culture, is the single most useful focus for framing quality management strategy.

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What Is the EFQM Excellence Model and How Useful is it For You?

Posted by Brad Fagan on 24/02/17 15:30

So you want to be excellent? Not everyone can be. It takes hard work, commitment to the 'excellence cause' and a willingness to do things that other companies won't.

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How to Convince Your Organisation That Quality Management Is King (Video)

Posted by Brad Fagan on 23/02/17 13:30

In this video, we attempt to debunk the narrative that quality is 'an unnecessary add-on to our business' and change it to 'quality is at the very heart of our processes.'

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How to Get ISO 9001 Certification: From An Expert- Part 3

If you are looking for some real expert help with how to get ISO 9001 certification, then you couldn't have picked a better article to read; particularly because our guest writer, Mark Braham, is an expert in IS0 9001:2015 (he co-wrote it) and over this three part series, he has explained how you can go about obtaining ISO 9001 certification.

This is the third and last article from Mark, a CQI category A liaison at ISO/TC176, the international working committee responsible for writing lSO 9001:2015. He is the Chair of the UK national standards body (BSI) and managed QS1 who are responsible for collating and drafting all UK responses to ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) and UK voting on the standard.

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How to Manage Risk and Comply With the Senior Managers Regime

Posted by Brad Fagan on 01/02/17 16:52

Since the introduction of the Senior Managers Regime, today's business climate is changing to accept more accountability. But what does the recent FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) regulation mean for banking regulatory compliance? and how do you ensure that you don't end up on the wrong side of the FCA?

The financial sector in the Uk is the most recent recipient of tighter regulations regarding accountability which has also seen new regulations for building societies and a parallel regulation for insurers. This is beginning to point towards a new type of governance where co-operation, not competition and idea sharing, rather than hiding trade secrets, is the way forward.

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How to Get ISO 9001 Certification: From An Expert- Part 2

If you are looking for some real expert help with how to get ISO 9001 certification, then you couldn't have picked a better article to read; particularly because our guest writer, Mark Braham, is an expert in IS0 9001:2015 (he co-wrote it) and over this three part series, he will explain how you can go about obtaining ISO 9001 certification.

This is the second article from Mark, a CQI category A liaison at ISO/TC176, the international working committee responsible for writing lSO 9001:2015. He is the Chair of the UK national standards body (BSI) and managed QS1 who are responsible for collating and drafting all UK responses to ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) and UK voting on the standard.

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Topics: Quality