DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS, and the Readers’ needs

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During one of my contracts in marine freight forwarding I worked with a Maintenance Foreman who was responsible for isolating and identifying nonoperational forklifts used to move cargo. His habit was to remove the forklifts to a corner and attach a small (grubby) tag marked ‘DO NOT USE’ to each one. Unfortunately, the night shift… Read more »

QUALITY SYSTEM MANAGEMENT: RISK MANAGEMENT and the danger of CATEGORY ERROR

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  The zeal for “measurement” and “continuous improvement” expressed through numbers has been gaining strength for some years. I have even seen one comment that “nothing in process development was any use unless it was, or could be, measured”. I maintain that measurements can’t be made, or make any sense at all, unless they derive… Read more »

APPRENTICES: our responsibility and obligation to them

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FROM: JEAN WHITE, QUALIDOC WWW.QUAlIDOC.CO.UK   Apprentices are not confined to the “shop floor”. In my recent workshop on quality management for apprentices I had eight PhD university student/apprentices. They are working and studying. This is why we should get rid of the belief that students go to university or college and get a degree… Read more »

CUSTOMER-IMPLIED SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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Early identification of customer- implied special requirements or potentially critical items: provides design engineering with valuable information which they can use for design implementation and design history. provides management with acceptance rationale for those requirements or items, identifies the means by which emerging risks can be controlled and mitigated, enables critical design features, tests, inspection… Read more »

CERTIFICATION BODIES: assessment

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Certification Bodies (CBs) are currently the focus of dissatisfaction in some LinkedIn groups.Many of the comments express disappointment (to put it mildly) at what they consider is the lack of thorough audits by some assessors. It’s worth noting that there is a rigorous review of reports submitted by assessors to their CBs and onward to the… Read more »

QUALITY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT: management review (risk assessment)

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The demand for risk assessment and risk management in the current quality management standards can immobilise the most dedicated executives, not to mention the quality management representatives. Out of pity for their dilemma and misery I offer the following questions, which are extracted from the Qualidoc Quality System Internal Audit Checklist at www.qualidoc.co.uk. Are the… Read more »

ISO9001:2015: Documentation Control

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“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories I hope I never give that impression with my writing. I sometimes edit my writing to the extent that I come full circle, back to where I started (well,… Read more »

SUSPECT, FRAUDULENT AND COUNTERFEIT PARTS: Documentation Review

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  The documentation trail is critical in the prevention and discovery of suspect, fraudulent and counterfeit parts. You can protect the integrity of your quality system and reduce the likelihood of these parts entering your production chain by checking the following documents: Certificates, packing slips tracing the movement of the material back through supply chain… Read more »