One of the most powerful tools in an investigators toolbox is graphical analysis. The idiom a picture is worth a thousand words aptly describes the power of a graph or chart to communicate a nonconformance and the potential root cause at a glance.
One of the first mobilized departments at a project site is quality, and the project quality managers (PQM) attendance at the kickoff meeting is essential. Here are helpful hints for PQMs that will make things easier at the beginning of a new project.
One of the major changes to ISO 9001:2015 is the concept of potential nonconformity was replaced with the concept of risk. Because of this change, the primary purpose of a quality management system—prevention—must be restored.
Without an adequate skill set and structured training in systematic trouble shooting techniques, technicians often may engage in nonanalytical methods, such as parts swapping, that dont require following a logical, stepped progression.
The Oxford Dictionary defines risk as a situation involving exposure to danger. According to the Risk Management Institute, Risk management involves understanding, analyzing and addressing risk to make sure organizations achieve their objectives.