May 2, 2019
Updating Documentation when Someone Leaves

Do we need to update our Management System procedures when somebody leaves?

The rules are changing and time is short. If you are a manufacturing company or a service provider, there is a good chance that you have heard about standards such as ISO 9001.
January 5, 2018

Five Key Trends to Watch in 2018

The rules are changing and time is short. If you are a manufacturing company or a service provider, there is a good chance that you have heard about standards such as ISO 9001.
September 22, 2016

Is Management of Change Required in ISO 9001:2015?

When ISO 9001:2015 was released, aside from the major differences everyone was talking about (i.e. risk and documented information), it was not clear what other differences there were between the current and the new requirements.
August 31, 2016

QMS Planning: Maintaining the Integrity of your QMS When your Company has Merged or been Acquired

In today’s age, mergers and acquisitions are one key tool for survival. Let’s face it, with the stagnant economy and fierce competition, companies need to look for strategic partnerships or be bought in order to continue to exist or remain relevant.
March 26, 2016

What to do with Organizational Charts?

When trying to follow an international standard such as ISO 9001, questions may arise about the best practice for maintaining your company’s organizational charts.
February 19, 2016

Curious About How ISO Standards Are Developed?

Very often we hear that ISO is developing a new standard. For example, a new standard on Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 45001, is under development. Let’s understand how standards are developed.
January 18, 2016

API Specification Q2 Training: For One and For All

Imagine this: It’s the end of the year and it’s vital that you receive API Q2 training immediately. But there is a problem. Everyone is celebrating the holiday season...
January 5, 2016

The Best New Year Resolution For 2016 If Your Company Has Some Idle Manpower

Before 2015, we rode one of the largest waves in the history of the Oil and Gas Industry. Everything was booming- companies, salaries, bonuses, cities, services, etc...
December 30, 2015

Mireaux’s FAQ’s: Objectives

Ever had questions that needed an expert answer, or have you had instructions that did not clarify your situation?
February 25, 2015

ISO 45001 – A New Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard from ISO

What is ISO 45001? It is the new Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard coming up from ISO...
February 23, 2015
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 Revision Update

When will the new revision will be published? The revised ISO 14001 standard is due to be published by the end of 2015...
January 14, 2015

Leadership Notes – Don’t Compromise on Quality

To all my colleagues and fellow executives, If you have not made a New Year’s resolution, here is my humble advice for one, from a cohort who also has a company to run...
September 5, 2014

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

KPI stands for Key Performance Indicators.  When collecting a lot of data over a period of time, it may be difficult to get a clear picture of what’s going on...
August 29, 2014

The Dilemma of Procedure Reference on Process Maps and Quality Manuals

A reader asked, “I have the need to create a procedure as part of our ISO program and was wondering, should this procedure be listed on the process map either as a core process or as a supporting process? ...
June 2, 2014

Document Control 101: How to comply with ISO and API without being trapped by your own words

Sometimes the interpretation of the ISO 9001 or API Q1 9th Edition/API Q2 requirements seem to force us to do things we won’t be able to do, or sustain for more than a few months— let alone days...