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AS 9100 Transition Module for Aerospace Quality Auditors

 

The requirements of the AS9100 standard are based on the same requirements as ISO 9001:2015, but with a number of additional clauses, sub clauses and notes. The additions are included generally to provide further emphasis on the aspect of product safety.

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Time running out for ISO 9001 Transition

Many organisations in Scotland have successfully transitioned their Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015 - well ahead of next years deadline.

However, a leading Certification expert last week updated SQMC on the levels of transition. Rather concerningly, it is not what was anticipated; with a surprising number of organisations to have even begun the process, yet. This could have grave ramifications for their business.

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3 Vital Reasons to 'Train the Trainer'

It is often thought that if someone is knowledgeable in a certain area, or if they are highly skilled with many years of experience, then they can easily pass on their knowledge to others by training them.

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5 Tips to boost your In-House Training

Internal staff training is not for everyone, because to do it efficiently and effectively takes skill, hard work, inspiration and wisdom... but it's also not a black art! SQMC Training Designer and Facilitator, Karen MacKenzie, has won awards in this area, and today she shares some of her 'secret formula' for success, in 5 bite-size chunks: 

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Lifetime Achievement Award for SQMC Founder Ian Hannah

The staff and associates of the Scottish Quality Management Centre recently honoured its founder, Ian W. Hannah, who retired last summer after 50 years service to the world of Quality.

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Eight reasons why the Finnish education system is the best in the world

As specialists in training and personal development in the field of business management systems, we often find that when students first come to us they are held back by a number of issues affecting their approach to learning. Our trainers are adept at navigating around these problems and helping students to get the most out of our training courses, but it is evident that most of the problems date back to the student’s school days.

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Free Webinar: ISO 9001 and the EFQM Excellence Model

While the EFQM Excellence Model goes above and beyond the realms of ISO 9001:2015, there is a huge commercial advantage in attaining both.

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The Secrets of Marking Lead Auditor Exam Papers

You know, there is an art to passing an exam and it involves more than you probably imagine...

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EU 'Brexit' and International Standards

Following the decision taken by the United Kingdom to exit the European Community during the EU referendum on the 23rd June 2016, SQMC would like to keep its clients informed as to how this may affect all the management system standards we all work with, such as BS EN ISO 9001 and many others.

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EICC gain ISO 9001 and 14001 2015 certification

Edinburgh International Conference Centre are celebrating receipt of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 registration certificates from UKAS accredited Certification Body, BM Trada.

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