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What is a document control system and why is it important?

Having a document control system in place is a requirement of quality standards and regulations around the wor...

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10 reasons fabless semiconductor companies need a document control system

With complexity and costs rising, fabless semiconductor companies need to do all they can to keep their flow a...

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Are you in control? Document lifecycle management software for ISO 9001 compliance

ISO 9001 requires you to control the document lifecycle to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your bu...

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7 Quality Management Principles of ISO 9001:2015 and how to live by them

ISO 9001:2015 and its related quality standards are all based on the ‘Seven Quality Management Principles’ def...

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Document Control requirements in ISO 9001:2015; what you need to know

Document control is a key part of any Quality Management System (QMS) and, therefore, a requirement of ISO 900...

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In praise of the Design Review Process

I worked in one of the large Cambridge-based technology consultancies for many years and was privileged to hav...

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11 myths about ISO 9001 - busted!

Mention ISO 9001 to most people, or tell them that you implement quality systems, and they'll start glazing ov...

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Preparing for ISO 9001 audits in a virtual world

For those who need ISO 9001:2015 certification, virtual audits are currently taking the place of face to face ...

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Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series we considered the problem of reinvention, the unstructured nature of information, and...

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Should you use Microsoft software to build your own digital QMS?

SMEs creating a digital Quality Management System (QMS) will often reach for the most familiar tools to build ...

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Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 1)

  In a previous blog, we wrote that information findability is as worthy a topic for ISO 9001:2015 standards-m...

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Knowledge or noise? Managing your company’s structured & unstructured data

Unstructured data present both a compliance risk and a missed opportunity for growing organisational knowledge...

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8 Tips For Documenting SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)

There are many reasons why an organisation might need to document their SOPs. From training staff and identify...

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8 Reasons To Document Your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Documenting your SOP (standard operating procedures) can be a drag. It can feel unnecessary for a relatively s...

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Will ISO certification give you a competitive edge?

The expense and effort of achieving ISO certification is sometimes regarded as excessive and onerous by SMEs -...

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Organizational knowledge in ISO 9001:2015

  One of the areas included in the ISO 9001 :2015 is 7.1.6 Organizational knowledge. The stated requirement is...

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Is your QMS just for ISO certification?

 Is ISO certification the only reward you’ll receive for jumping through all those QMS hoops? And is it really...

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Are your ISO inspections painful? How to make your QMS really useful

Many quality managers find that as an ISO audit approaches, their stress levels increase. Are all the procedur...

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ISO9001 ready with Cognidox – an overview

4 steps to getting ISO9001 ready Achieving ISO9001 compliance can appear daunting, but while it requires a sig...

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A closer look at Document Control for ISO 9001

What is document control? Properly documented information is at the heart of meeting the ISO 9001 standard, an...

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White Paper – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to ISO 9001:2015

For the past several months we've published a series of blog posts on the application of Risk-based Thinking f...

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ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part XII]

There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part XI, please click here. This is the final part in our serie...

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A gQMS reinforces ISO 9000 Quality Management Principles

When gaining a quality badge is the primary objective, there is a temptation to just think about meeting the m...

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ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part XI]

There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part X, please click here. If you have been reading this blog r...

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ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part X]

There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part IX, please click here. In this and the following two posts...

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ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part IX]

How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes - a Summary There are twelve posts in this series. To re...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part VIII]

RISK MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT Steps 4-6 in the method There are twelve posts in this seri...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part VII]

There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part VI, please click here.  Steps 1-3 in the method If you hav...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part VI]

  There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part V, please click here. Risk based thinking is the new 'pr...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part V]

SO 31000 Risk management techniques - continued Attributes of a selection of risk assessment tools   There are...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part IV]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques - continued There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part III, plea...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part III]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques Attributes of a selection of risk assessment tools If you haven't yet rea...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part II]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques: A selection of risk assessment tools you might like to consider Part 1 i...

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ISO 9001:2015 - How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part I]

Why taking a risk-based approach is a requirement of ISO 9001 Risk-based thinking is a sore point among many Q...

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Graphical QMS, documented information, and the audit process

A gQMS will help with internal and external auditing requirements - leading to ISO certification in less time ...

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The Graphical QMS - how to get value from documented information

Documented information in a Quality Management System (QMS) - and why it's time for a radical overhaul of how ...

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ISO 9001:2015 - The likely impact (Part III)

What 'documented information' is required by ISO 9001:2015? There are twelve posts in this series. To read Par...

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ISO 9001:2015 - The likely impact (Part II)

There are twelve posts in this series. To read Part I, please click here. Risk-based thinking and the resultin...

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ISO 9001:2015 - The likely impact (Part I)

How will the new version affect ISO 9001:2008 registrations? According to BSI, the new standard, ISO 9001:2015...

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ISO 27001:2013: What has changed? - Part II

  Information Security Risk Assessments in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ISO/IEC 27001:2013 aligns with the principles an...

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ISO 27001:2013 - What has changed from the 2005 version?

  The short answer is 'A lot more than many professionals currently think'. To start, though, the basic facts:...

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Document Control, ISO 9001 and CogniDox DMS

  ISO 9001:2008 is not prescriptive - it provides a framework and good advice but generally leaves it up to th...

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