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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Context of the organization - Determining external and internal issues


Context of the organization - Determining external and internal issues

Please read my earlier blog posts in this regard.

I designed a format for this purpose that may be useful.



Thanks,

Keshav Ram Singhal

Monday, November 28, 2016

Build A Risk Culture In Your Organization


Build A Risk Culture In Your Organization

If you wish to build a risk culture, organize a 'Building A Risk Culture Awareness' program (lecture series) in your organization and motivate all employees to answer the question 'What can go wrong at my desk/job function?' Compile information and address all relevant risk issues. This will facilitate in building a risk culture.

Risk-based thinking must be adopted in every organization.

Decision making should be on the basis risk-based thinking. Define unacceptable to desired in every process. Identify and critically prioritize the mechanisms that can influence the behaviour of employees to adopt risk-based thinking. Enforce risk-based thinking in the organization's activities as usual activities. Leaders (top management) need to continually live and breathe the risk-based culture values.

All the best,

Keshav Ram Singhal




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ISO published 'Guidance for SMEs wishing to implement ISO 9001:2015 QMS'


ISO published 'Guidance for SMEs wishing to implement ISO 9001:2015 QMS'

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published its guidance handbook 'ISO 9001:2015 for Small Enterprises - What to do?' for SME’s wishing to implement ISO 9001:2015 QMS. The guidance handbook includes practical advice and concrete examples tailored specifically for small businesses.

The handbook is written by a group of experts from ISO/TC 176/SC 2, the technical subcommittee that developed ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard. The handbook includes useful information on everything from how to get started right through to guidance for those who choose to seek certification. It includes practical advice on the different ways of approaching a quality management system (QMS) as well as detailed guidance on each clause of ISO 9001:2015 standard.

The handbook can be purchased from national ISO member (BIS in India) or from the ISO Store. For more information, please visit ISO Website.

- Keshav Ram Singhal

ISO published ISO/TS 9002:2016 - Guidelines for application of ISO 9001:2015


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ISO published ISO/TS 9002:2016 - Guidelines for application of ISO 9001:2015


International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO/TS 9002:2016 that has been developed to assist users to apply ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard's requirements.

The title of ISO/TS 9002:2016 is Quality management systems - Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015. This technical specification document provides guidance on each clause of ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard. This document also provides examples of what an organization can do. The examples in this document are not definitive and only represent possibilities, not all of which are necessarily suitable for every organization.

ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard contains requirements that can be objectively audited or evaluated. ISO/TS 9002:2016 does not provide any additional requirements, but ISO/TS 9002:2016 includes examples, descriptions and options that aid both in the implementation of a quality management system and in strengthening its relation to the overall management system of an organization. While the guidelines in this document are consistent with the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system model, they are not intended to provide interpretations of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard or be used for audit or evaluation purposes.

As the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard are generic, this document can be used by organizations of all types, sizes, levels of maturity and in all sectors and geographic locations. However, the way an organization applies the guidance can vary based on factors such as the size or the complexity of the organization, the management model it adopts, the range of the organization’s activities and the nature of the risks and opportunities it encounters.

ISO/TS 9002:2016 document can be purchased from national ISO member (BIS in India) or from the ISO Store. For more information, please visit ISO Website.


- Keshav Ram Singhal