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Why Your Work Instructions Need Quality Checklists

By Corey Brown

Quality checklists or inspections are a routine part of production. While they are a crucial part of quality management and control, checklists only catch errors, rather than preventing them.

Instead of reacting to mistakes, consider taking a proactive approach to quality management. This allows you to focus on preventative measures and boost employee performance.

Topics: Quality Work Instructions
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How to Get ISO 9001 Certified with Dozuki

By Corey Brown

As the most commonly used standard for quality management systems (QMS), the ISO 9001:2015 standard implements a preventative, risk-based approach that puts documentation at the core of quality management. Dozuki allows you to improve quality standards and meet ISO requirements through visual procedures, better training, and streamlined communication.

Topics: Quality
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Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Management Systems

By Corey Brown

Six Sigma, Lean, and Quality Management are distinct approaches to reducing waste, defects, and providing value to the customer.

Topics: Continuous Improvement Quality
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10 Quality Quotes by W. Edwards Deming

By Corey Brown

Implementing and sustaining quality in your organization is no small feat. However, as the U.S. discovered when Japanese companies like Toyota used Deming's lessons to surpass their competition - quality matters. Effective quality management not only creates customer trust and loyalty, but drives continuous improvement and innovation.

Topics: Quality
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Inside the Mind of an ISO Auditor

By Corey Brown

062518-InsideMind-ISOAuditor-01-1-e1529694203468-272x300Getting inside the mind of an ISO 9001 auditor is crucial to a successful ISO audit. Think of it like a gift — even the best of presents can be unappealing when wrapped in crumpled messy newspaper and duct tape.  

Topics: Quality Standard Work
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What to Look for in QMS Software

By Corey Brown

Traditional quality management system (QMS) software does exactly what it’s supposed to do. Like file cabinets for the digital world, they organize and control your company standards.

Topics: Quality Digital Transformation Workforce Training
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Key Differences Between ISO 9001:2015 and 2008

By Corey Brown

031518-KeyDifferences-ISO-01-300x103ISO 9001 is the world’s most commonly used standard for quality management systems (QMS). 

Topics: Quality Work Instructions
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How Dover Artificial Lift Achieved ISO Certification

By Corey Brown

Maneesh BhatnagarAs part of our mission to bring manufacturing excellence and standards to our audience, we are proud to announce our educational webinar highlighting the journey to ISO certification.

Topics: Quality
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How Sloppy Revision Control Cost WIPP Half a Billion Dollars

By Corey Brown

Revision process causes extreme damage and financial lossesIn 2014 a nuclear Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, NM was the victim of poor revision control practices that lead to a half-billion dollar mistake; shutting down the facility for three years and sending six workers to the hospital.

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