Too many well-intentioned improvement projects end up in the weeds. How does this happen? Too much focus on the process and not enough focus on the goal. Unless that process is really causing people grief they won’t be all that […]

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If we focus on ‘cheapest’ sometimes there are unintended negative side effects. Buying from us can get harder (if we install cheap software), suppliers ‘cheaper’ product can end up costing us more in inspections, disposing of off-spec product or services […]

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Waiting until the end of your production cycle to do inspections is a recipe for disaster. By then, it’s too late. You have time and money invested by this point and it’s important to get a return on your investment. […]

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Most of us like variety, but not everyone likes change. What I’ve discovered over the years is that if I decide that it’s going to be different, I call it variety. If you tell me that it’s going to be different, I […]

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The short answer is, of course, “Never!”. Unless we have a proprietary solution to a global problem and no competitors, we always need to be fine tuning our processes to survive in a world of razor thin margins. And we’re […]

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Errors or non-conformances cost us big time, but most organizations don’t realize it. Not only are there hard costs, but there are many hidden costs that add up to reduced profits – logging the issue, containing it, deciding on a […]

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Once the risk requirements showed up in the latest versions of the most popular Standards (ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and so on…) there was some head scratching going on. There have been thousands of articles and webinars on the topic […]

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We all need to assess how well our system is working. It’s a requirement in section 9 of all the new Standards and it’s just a good thing to do for a business. One thing that is often overlooked when […]

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This topic has been batted around for over 30 years, since the first version of ISO 9001 was released. For organizations that like LOTS of documentation these words open up a whole world of possibilities for mountains of documents. The […]

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  • Wayne Midgley
    5 years ago · Reply

    Trying to sign up for your iso tips Jim but cannot find where to.

  • Jim Moran Author
    5 years ago · Reply

    I’ll have to add that option, Wayne. What we have now is a ‘Contact us’ button at the bottom, and people send the request there.

    I’ll add you to the list. We’ll be sending out a new round after the FDIS comes out – should be next month – we’ll make sure you get the next ones.

    In the meantime, feel free to glance through the previous tips: http://simplifyiso.com/iso-tips

    Comments welcome!

    Jim

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