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Auditor Competence: Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Indians?

I keep hearing about auditor competence: “Good” auditors are in short supply and there are many auditors out there who shouldn’t be auditing. by Peter Holtmann.  Here’s an inflammatory statement

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Exemplar Global Issues ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Transition Requirements

Exemplar Global Certification has released its ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 transition requirements. All Exemplar Global individuals certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 are required to update their certification

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


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


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


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 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

ISO/TS 16949

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