Management

What Makes a Good Supplier?

Suppliers are an essential element of every business. They can provide anything from general overheads to raw materials. While reliable service, and delivering the right goods or services on time as described, are essential when looking for a potential supplier, it takes more than just the basics to be a truly good supplier. Let’s look [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Food, Management, Quality|Comments Off on What Makes a Good Supplier?

The Men Who Defined Quality

As the third piece in our “history of quality” series, let’s take a brief look at the quality gurus—the men who laid the foundation for the quality industry and defined its key concepts. Walter Shewhart Let’s start with Walter Shewhart—the man credited as the father of statistical quality control (SQC). In the mid-1920’s, Shewhart began [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|General, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on The Men Who Defined Quality

The History of Quality

In our last post, we tackled the challenge of trying to define quality. Now, let’s give this some context by looking at the history of quality to see how its evolution has shaped our current approaches. The quality movement can be traced all the way back to medieval Europe. In the late 13th century, craftsmen [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Leadership, Management, Quality|Comments Off on The History of Quality

The Value of Using Statistics

Statistics are often used in the business world to help management make decisions quickly and accurately. The data generated from statistical analysis is also of value to auditors during the audit process. To understand the value of statistics, let’s start by looking at the basics. In simple terms, statistics are numerical information that has been [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|General, Management, Technical|Comments Off on The Value of Using Statistics

How to Stop Email from Stealing Your Time

Email can be a constant distraction on your computer, phone, or tablet. To effectively manage your time, it’s best to approach email strategically, rather than something that needs to be responded to instantly. Here are our top seven (7) management tips to help you stay on top of your inbox and stop email from stealing your [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on How to Stop Email from Stealing Your Time

Is your perception causing audit conflict?

During an audit, the views of the auditor and auditee don’t always match up. This often comes down to a difference in perception. It is important to consider the role and importance of perception in an audit, and how this could potentially lead to audit conflict. What is Perception? Perception - the way an individual [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on Is your perception causing audit conflict?

Top 5 Tips for Increasing Your Auditing Knowledge

With the auditing profession continually evolving, it’s essential for auditors to keep their auditing knowledge up to date. Check out our top five tips to increase auditing knowledge. Engage with Industry Bodies Memberships with key industry associations and bodies open you up to receive added benefits available only to members. Industry associations share valuable information [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on Top 5 Tips for Increasing Your Auditing Knowledge

How to Develop a Professional Training Plan

Training needs to be appropriately planned to ensure that expected outcomes are delivered and that training courses deliver the intended goals. To ensure that the training process is as effective and efficient as possible, a comprehensive training plan is needed. Although training can be approached in a variety of ways, a professional training plan that [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|General, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on How to Develop a Professional Training Plan

Top 5 root cause analysis tools

Selecting the right root cause analysis tools to solve a problem is paramount to not only ensure the analysis is effective and efficient, but also that the real root cause is in fact identified. Identifying the root cause doesn’t require complex tools. Effective root cause analysis can be done using five simple tools. 1. Brainstorming [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|General, Management, Personal Development, Technical|Comments Off on Top 5 root cause analysis tools

Using Technology to Increase Auditor Knowledge

In this modern, fast-paced environment, it’s important that auditor knowledge is kept up to date with the latest standards and industry developments. However, finding the time and the means to complete continuous learning can be a challenge in a complicated and busy profession such as auditing. With the advancement of Internet-based training, connected devices, and [...]

By | November 11th, 2015|Management, Personal Development, Technical|Comments Off on Using Technology to Increase Auditor Knowledge
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