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Enterprising Customer Care

We hear a lot about 'Customer Care', or rather the lack of it, so I am pleased to report on an experience my wife & I encountered recently, incognito!

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Scotland's first IRCA 9001 Transition course hailed a success

The Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) yesterday hosted the first internationally accredited ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition course in the country, at its Dunfermline headquarters.

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Calibration advice

Since I became involved in Quality and Environmental Management I have been asked about calibration and whether it is necessary, no matter whether it was in semi-conductor, high volume ink jet cartridge, printer manufacturing or building and construction works.

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5 customer-focused advancements to consider for your company website

Have you noticed how – as customers – we are becoming more and more accustomed to making online purchases after first receiving a more tailored sales process?

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SQMC welcome e-business guru Derek Buntin to the team

Inbound marketing specialist and founder of Adonis Media, Derek Buntin, joined the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) this month in the capacity of Associate Digital Marketing Consultant.

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ISO 9001:2015 - 5 More Changes to Look Out For!

Part 2 (of 2) of Karen MacKenzie's summary of key changes to ISO 9001 in 2015. Catch the first five changes here.

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ISO 9001:2015 - 5 Key Changes You Need to Know About!

SQMC's own Quality Manager, Karen MacKenzie, sums up the key changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. Part 1 (of 2).  

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Team Spirit proves a strong asset for Stock Polska auditors

I've been very impressed by our newest overseas client, Stock Spirit Group, of Poland. Not only did their 9 trainees pass their IRCA certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course first time, earlier this month; but they all did so using English as their 2nd or 3rd languages. This is no mean feat, as anyone who has sat what is a very advanced-level external auditing theory examination will tell you!

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Confidence - not arrogance - makes a good auditor

The thing about auditing is that it takes a confident auditor to do it well; by which I mean to do it professionally and to keep control of the audit at all times. But before I discuss that aspect of auditing, let me do what the philosophers do at the start of a discussion and ‘define my terms’...

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ISO 9001:2015 Final Draft - an Auditor's perspective

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 9001:2015, the world’s most popular management system standard, has been released.

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