Reducing Nonconformances

Reducing Nonconformances

Reducing nonconformances in an organization is fairly easy to do, although it is impossible to eliminate them completely. It is however always better to prevent issues rather than reacting to them.

Construction Nonconformances

Construction Nonconformance

A construction quality control plan should contain a systematic process that can be used to manage construction nonconformances, whether they’re simple or difficult.

Manufacturing Nonconformances

Manufacturing Nonconformances

Manufacturing nonconformances are products that don’t meet specifications established by regulators or manufacturers. Nonconformances are however not only defective physical products.

Non Conformance Management Software Benefits

Using Non conformance Management Software has many benefits, one of which is saving you energy and time.

nonconformance report

How to Create a Nonconformance Report

Creating a nonconformance report is not that difficult. The 7 steps described in this article will go a long way in helping you write a report that will form an integral part of your company’s continual improvement process.

Non-Conformance Report

Your Business Can Benefit From Non-Conformance Reports

There are many benefits of using Non-Conformance reports in a business. These include: Prevent customer complaints..

Causes of ISO 9001 Non-Conformance

What Are the Most Common Causes of ISO 9001 Non-Conformance?

Causes of ISO 9001 non-conformance can vary from things like lack of employee training, inadequate management commitment, ineffective process controls, insufficient documentation, resistance to change, and poor communication.

Kaizen Continuous Improvement

Kaizen Continuous Improvement

Fundamental to Kaizen continuous improvement is the philosophical belief that everything can be improved. When using this approach, incremental changes gradually add up to substantial changes over the long term.

PDCA cycle

PDCA Cycle

he Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle is a scientific method for iterative problem-solving that is used to continuously improve products and processes by identifying improvement opportunities. It is also referred to as the Shewhart cycle or the Deming cycle.

capa records

CAPA Records – The CAPA Process Explained

CAPA records and the CAPA process is often a big issue for ISO 9001-accredited companies. CAPA (corrective and preventive action) still remains one of the most cited areas for external audits during ISO QMS audits.

Continuous Improvement Process

The Continuous Improvement Process Explained

In this article, we’ll give you continual improvement examples and techniques that will help you operate your business better.

what is non-conformance

What Is Non-Conformance and How Can It Be Minimized

Non-conformance management software that will help you in achieving the common goal of better quality that complies with ISO 13485:2016, FDA 21 CFR Part 820, and ISO 9001:2015 QMS standards

corrective action plan

How to Create a Highly Effective Corrective Action Plan

A major function of a CAP (corrective action plan) is to prevent the same issues from occurring again. This leads to strengthened employee performances, products, and business processes to prevent errors that result in non-conformities. A CAP may for example address work instructions being misinterpreted, equipment failure, or a customer complaint.

root cause analysis

Root Cause Analysis Explained

People often use root cause analysis in everyday situations as one of many analysis methods without realizing it.

Non-Conformance Reporting

What is Non-Conformance Reporting (NCR)?

Non-compliance Reports, also known as NCR or non-compliant reports are used to document inconsistencies in an organization. Non-conformities occur when products, processes, or services don’t comply with industry standards and internal company procedures.

Corrective Action and Preventive Action

Although corrective action and preventive action are two important quality system elements, people often get confused about which type should be used when.

Corrective action

What is Corrective Action?

Whenever a “nonconformity” or incident happens in the workplace, management needs to take action to fix the problem.

non conformance

What Is Non-Conformance (Nonconformity)?

In the context of an ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS), a nonconformity, also known as a non conformance, is failing to meet a requirement, realize and define the problem, contain the problem, determine its cause and take appropriate action to prevent it from happening again.