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How to establish a corrective actions process using an online tool

Corrective actions (CAs) are one of the most powerful tools at our disposal for striving towards improvement in any management system. The better the tool is, the more effect it will bring. But, in the real world, CAs are often neglected and many companies avoid recording nonconformities just because they don’t want to deal with corrective actions afterwards. The reason for this notion is the conventional approach to the process of CA, which often leads to just a formal documenting…

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What kind of online tool to use for nonconformities in ISO management standards

Once you start implementing ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, or any other ISO management standard, you very soon realize these two facts: (1) no matter how hard you try, there will always be some mistakes in your system; and (2) ISO standards require you to record those mistakes in a formal way – i.e., as nonconformities. So, what exactly do ISO standards require for recording nonconformities, and why is this important? What are nonconformities? First of all, what does…

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