by Ron Kurtus
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|Manual Sample||Avoiding non-conforming materials or goods||USA|
|Compliance vs Certification||Send names of companies not ISO certified||Pakistan|
|Reasons for ISO 9000||Reasons for ISO registration||Kenya|
|Manual Sample||How long to reply to a non-conforming report?||USA|
|Simple Plan||ISO 22000 - Food safety standards||Uganda|
|General||Wants to hire student in TQM or ISO 9000||USA|
|Manual Sample||Want inspection training||Nigeria|
|General||Top ISO 9000 companies in Pakistan||Pakistan|
|Documents Needed||Difference between ISO and Operations Manual?||Malaysia|
Avoiding non-conforming materials or goods
Topic: Manual Sample
July 30, 2015
How is the inadvertent use, installation or processing of non-conforming materials/goods avoided?
Rahul - USA
By setting a policy concerning non-conforming materials and enforcing it through inspections, you can avoid the product.
See: Sec. 4.13 Control of Nonconforming Product and related sections for more information.
Send names of companies not ISO certified
Topic: Compliance vs Certification
May 4, 2015
kindly send me the names of those pharmaceutical companies which are not ISO certified.
hina - Pakistan
It is almost impossible to list pharmaceutical companies which are not ISO certified, since there is not good data on them. Some pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan with certification include Alina, Hilton Pharma, and Merck.
Reasons for ISO registration
Topic: Reasons for ISO 9000
November 10, 2014
for what reason a company seek ISO registration
duke - Kenya
One reason for a company to seek ISO 9000 registration is because their industrial customers require it. Registration can also give a company a competitive advantage over those that are not registered.
But also, following ISO 9000 standards will help a company operate more effectively and efficiently. resulting is greater profits.
How long to reply to a non-conforming report?
Topic: Manual Sample
August 18, 2014
Their was an old statment on how long you could let a non-conforming report lay prior to a response what is it. My thinking was three days prior to a response?
Ideally, the response to a non-conforming report should be immediately. Unless the response would have to be checked over by management, there really is no reason to procrastinate on a matter.
Of course, this also can be defined by company policy.
October 21, 2013
I's like to suggest MasterControl QMS Software as an ISO 9000 resource.
Carter - USA
I added your site to ISO 9000 References and Resources.
ISO 22000 - Food safety standards
Topic: Simple Plan
October 4, 2013
I have read through your article and i must say its very interesting as it has opened my mind to starting ISO certification. However, i have a question:does the same plan apply for ISO 22000 certification as well?
Secondly, does the "registrar" apply to the auditor from the certification company? ie the company which will eventually certify you for the ISO standard?
I will appreciate your feedback.
CHRISTINE - Uganda
While ISO 9000 concerns production procedures, ISO 22000 consists of standards for food safety. It is based on ISO 9000 and is an is an industrial-specific risk management system.
Communication along the food chain is essential to ensure that all relevant food safety hazards are identified and adequately controlled at each step within the food chain.
In 2004, the European Office of Crafts, Trades and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises for Standardisation felt that the standard is only suitable for large sized companies. They felt that small food businesses would not be able to seek such a high standard due to the lack of resources to pursue the certification.
In other words, you might be able to comply without being certified. But much depends on the requirements of your business customers.
See ISO 22000 - Food safety management for more information on the subject,concerning official certification.
Best wishes with your efforts.
Wants to hire student in TQM or ISO 9000
April 29, 2013
Hi, I'm looking for a student that wants hands on experience in starting a Total Quality Management program at my company. Internship? Part time? Full time?
Please contact me if you have anyone who would like to learn from someone who has done it, but wants to learn and then lead a TQM or ISO program in manufacturing
Mike - USA
The best bet is to check the Business areas in your local colleges. Also, most school have placement services for internships and graduates.
I'll post your letter and let you know if anyone contacts me.
Best wishes in establishing your programs.
Want inspection training
Topic: Manual Sample
January 8, 2013
how does somebody get to known about your inspection training and where does it take please thanks.
Stephen - Nigeria
We do not provide training. Although you are free to study our lessons to gain more knowledge on the subject.
There are a number of ISO 9000 and Quality Assurance companies and schools that provide training. A good place to start is the Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
I hope that helps you to get the training you want.
Top ISO 9000 companies in Pakistan
September 22, 2012
list down the top 10 companies of Pakistan of ISO 9000
mohadisa - Pakistan
It is difficult to determine the top companies, because it depends on what criteria you use.
See certified ISO 9000 companies in Pakistan for a list of companies.
Difference between ISO and Operations Manual?
Topic: Documents Needed
November 23, 2011
1. What is the difference between ISO Manual and Operations Manual?
2. Should operating policies and procedures be documented in ISO Manual?
3. Can operating policies and procedures be documented partially in ISO Manual while the remaining appeared in Operations Manual? The problem is that both documentation may run into conflict.
4. In ISO audit, should reference be made to Standard Operating Procedures or strictly on ISO Manual?
Tim Fook - Malaysia
The ISO 9000 Manual is usually called the Quality Policy Manual, which states the company's philosophy toward quality and ISO 9000. It is usually very general.
The Operations Manual is also called the Procedures Manual, which defines how things are done in the various work areas.
A good resource is: ISO 9001:2008 Documentation Requirements.
I hope that helps.
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