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ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2015 Transition – Getting Started

The release of ISO 9001:2015 is right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about the transition. By Denise Robitaille.  With the release of the Final Draft International Standard

Auditing

Managing Audit Programs: Establish the Need and Strategy

by J.P. Russell.  Managing audit programs is covered in ISO 19011’s clause 5—Managing the audit program/department, which provides very important guidance for management and valuable knowledge for auditors when they audit

Auditing

Basic Statistics for Auditors

By Lance Coleman.  This excerpt from Lance Coleman’s new book Advanced Quality Auditing: An Auditor’s Review of Risk Management, Lean Improvement, and Data Analysis examines statistics for auditors. Often as

Auditing

Ethics in Auditing

How do you define ethics in auditing? How do your personal experiences bias your audits? By Peter Holtmann.  How do we define ethics in auditing? For most people, ethics serve

ISO 9001 News

ISO 9001:2015 FDIS Released for Voting

ISO 9001:2015 has reached the final stage of the revision process. ISO released the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) version of the standard for balloting on July 9. ISO member

ISO 14001 News

ISO 14001:2015 FDIS Published

ISO has officially published the ISO 14001:2015 FDIS (Final Draft International Standard), signaling the penultimate stage of the revision process for the world’s most widely adopted international environment management system

Auditing

Auditing Survey Shows Cracks in the Glass Ceiling

Is there a glass ceiling in the world of auditing for women? Or even for the young auditor? The results may surprise you. by Peter Holtmann:  From our recent global

ISO 9001

Getting Ready for ISO 9001:2015—Prepping Internal Auditors

It’s time to start thinking about training internal auditors to ISO 9001:2015. by Denise Robitaille:  It’s getting to be time to start thinking about preparing internal auditors for the upcoming

Book Reviews

Book Review: Advanced Quality Auditing

Advanced Quality Auditing: An Auditor’s Review of Risk Management, Lean Improvement, and Data Analysis by Lance B. Coleman, Sr. Reviewed by Duke Okes. When a statement in a book’s introduction

Auditing

Conducting the Audit Follow-Up: When to Verify

Clause 6.7 of ISO 19011 covers distribution of the audit report, including conducting the audit follow-up. by J.P. Russell:  This column is devoted to a review of ISO 19011 topics.

Auditing

by J.P. Russell.  Managing audit programs is covered in ISO 19011’s clause 5—Managing the audit program/department, which provides very important guidance

ISO/TS 16949

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has announced that it has set up a working group of IATF member organizations

ISO 14001

ISO has officially published the ISO 14001:2015 FDIS (Final Draft International Standard), signaling the penultimate stage of the revision process