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Correct way to follow procedures and processes

Correct way to follow procedures and processes

Every company has as part of its organization set of procedures and processes. The purpose of having procedures is to drive efficiencies towards fewer errors and resulting reworks, which can improve cost saving. Besides that, their purpose is also to make sure they are in compliance with regulations. The procedure is correct, but are the follow-ups...
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Cup of Joe 40# - Documents and procedures amendment

Cup of Joe 40# - Documents and procedures amendment

It's one thing to become ISO certified, but maintaining the certification is another thing with all the updates and new records. Besides following the processes and procedures that were set, it's also required to improve processes and all recorded as evidence. That means keeping up with your documentation, updating procedures when the processes change, modify work...
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Cup of Joe 39# - Key factor during an audit–prepared employees

Cup of Joe 39# - Key factor during an audit–prepared employees

A successful audit relies on communication. So, the preparation of employees in order to know exactly how to interact with the auditors when they arrive is one of the most important steps. This means Meeting! If the staff members are able to work collaboratively with the auditors, the audit will be conducted more efficiently, and...
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Cup of Joe 38# - There is such a thing like painless audit?

Cup of Joe 38# - There is such a thing like painless audit?

An audit is verification of activities – process or quality system in order to ensure compliance to some requirements. As such audits always generate tension and anxiety – because you know that some stranger is coming to check your work and could give you a failing grade! Painless = prepared, the more prepared, the more painless. Standard...
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Cup of Joe 37# - Why we have to perform an audit?

Cup of Joe 37# - Why we have to perform an audit?

At work, nothing raises the hairs on the back of your neck like the word “audit”. Audits mean fault, mistake, short-coming and blame, fault, culpability all wrapped in disappointment – you have failed!  The bullies incorporate love them! But the wise manager embraced them and uses them to pre-empt the bullies, by self-auditing.   The more positive...
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Cup of Joe 36# - Scary word “Audit”

Cup of Joe 36# - Scary word “Audit”

An Audit is the on-site verification activity of a process or quality system, to ensure compliance to requirements. An audit can apply to an entire organization or might be specific to a function, process, or production step. A system audit also delivers objective evidence concerning the need for the reduction, elimination and most importantly, prevention of...
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