ISO 9001 – 2015 – An Opportunity

What came first the chicken or the egg, pollen or the bumble bee  etc etc What comes – or should come first – in a company. Context or Leadership? Without Leadership there can be a context that leadership has to address and then work on changing and adapting that context accordingly through objectives and targets […]

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ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001: 2015 A Balanced Response Many – not only me – have vested interests in having their say on matters but often have very constructive points to make. I believe this response is very clear and indicative of the effort that ISO committees do try to exert to  “get it right”. However, they also […]

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ISO – Statistics Evidence its Value

ISO have provided a free booklet on work that has some valuable information – for example Estimates by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the US Department of Commerce both show that standards and related conformity assessment have an impact on 80 % of the world’s trade in commodities. The document makes […]

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Choke Points mean Inefficiency and Ineffectiveness – so EMPOWER

This article  http://bit.ly/TN4vuV   is very good but I found a couple of statements that were interesting. One was about choke points –  “It’s rarely a good idea to pass everything through a single chokepoint or to store all the ammunition in one place” And the other concerned efficiency – “So the goal should not be […]

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Why Integration – why not just A Management System – Part Two

IMS – What is it… Part Two Since my last blog I’ve had several links and contacts…. Interestingly ALL supportive .. so let me take it a stage further. I think the easiest way is to take clause #s from ISO/IEC 2012, ISO 39001 and PAS 99…. Now whilst supportive of the concept I was […]

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Embracing that ISO “Works” – The Evidence

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the developer and publisher of more than 19 200 voluntary International Standards. But do they contribute to the economic returns of countries and companies?  In other words “What is the bottom line”? This new brochure provides answers by giving examples in hard figures of the benefits of implementing ISO’s and […]

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Risk Rants – Part One of ?

OK I’ve had enough of all the discussions on risk assessment.  How complex do we have to make risk assessment?  I’m sad to say it’s appearing to me that it’s as complex as you want to make it or charge for! Two Rants in one. First Definition of Risk. I can’t recall who said it […]

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Why Integration – why not just A Management System – Part One

Could ISO Adapt to TRUE Integration. I’ve been in LinkedIN for a good few years and made many new and good friends/contacts/associations. I’ve also involved myself in many discussions across a range of subjects but have often come away feeling that I think things out too simply to be part of the “noteables”. …. and […]

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Success is Success

BUT IT needs commitment! Congratulations Aidan for keeping team focused and Noel (CEO) for having – and maintaining – that vision.

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smart-ISO in a Nutshell

Appears I operate better with little sleep BUT anticipations ran high for this conference. and the questions – not staged – flowed naturally so she had done her homework!!

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V2 – Integration & Software

This is a follow on from Vignette one to try to build on the “Integration” part after all management is management no matter the subject and best principles are always the same. Goes into a software solution.

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Parachute, Patience and Partnership

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121110104344-17102372-leadership-lessons-from-a-sufi-master

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A Safety Briefing that would be watched?

A New Zealand AIrline Safety Briefing that makes one want to fly to that country just to see how the rest of the flight went!

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V1 – Straightforward Integration

Integrating Management Systems is the most prudent and sensible think to do. As Paul O’Neill proved when he took over Alcoa it is not only sensible it makes huge business sense…for it turned the company around. He started with a focus on safety – so this vignette shows how that aligned with using the OHSAS/ISO […]

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Foundation

The release of the new web-site for smart-ISO means at all the times I have talked about blogging has to stop and now I have to do same. Uuumm not sure now BUT I’ll do my best. We all know we are driven by our reactions to our experiences so perhaps a few drivers that […]

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