About Kaizen & Continuous Improvement

All About Kaizen

Kaizen is a Japanese business concept or methodology of continuous improvement of personal efficiency and working practices that is at the core of modern quality management and lean manufacturing processes. It’s not surprising therefore that the word Kaizen, which is Japanese translates to continuous improvement.

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About Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle

All About Plan-Do-Check-Act Or The PDCA Cycle

Every organization, no matter how big or small can be broken down into multiple parts or processes that it uses to carry out every aspect of its operation.  So when it comes to making improvements to its operations an organisation usually starts with identifying which processes need to be changed or improved in order to get the most bang for its buck… and this is where the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle comes in to play.

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About ISO 9001 Quality Management System

All About ISO 9001 Quality Management System

The ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) was first published by the International Organization for Standardization or ISO back in 1987. Since then it has been through a number of revisions that keep it up to date and relevant to business. ISO 9001:2015 is the most recent revision of this, the world’s most popular of quality management standard.

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About ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

All About ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Before we get into the discussion on the specifics of the ISO 14001 environmental management standard, let’s start with ISO and what it means. ISO stands for the International Organization of Standardization and they are recognised as the world leaders when it comes to setting the standards that businesses follow when developing their management systems. Having a well-defined path to follow makes it much easier for an organisation to achieve its management goals, which in turn goes a long way to helping the business to be successful.

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About ISO 27001 Information Security Management

All About ISO 27001 Information Security Management

The International Organization of Standardization is dedicated to the development of management systems that help organisations create frameworks for the successful running of their business. Having a standardised management model makes it extremely easy for any or all businesses large or small to be able to implement best practice, optimise its processes and procedures and comply with current laws, rules and regulations that apply to the company, sector and country it operates in.

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ISO 22301 business continuity management

All About ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management

Let’s start off by explaining what is meant by business continuity and then we will get into what ISO 22301 is all about. Business continuity in short describes how any business or organisation plans to function in the aftermath of a major disaster or severe disruption that affects that business. The ability for a business to become fully functional after a serious incident occurs is paramount, and the speed at which this happens depends mainly on how well it has prepared before the event occurs.

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About ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

All About ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

With the growing impact of climate change, and increasing economic pressures on organisations of all shapes and sizes, more and more companies are looking at ways to reduce their environmental impact but also to cut down on expenses and the cost of doing business. One way of achieving both these goals – improving environmental performance and saving money is to become more energy efficient and so lower energy bills. Opportunities to identify where energy costs can be reduced can be determined in a number of ways, and finding the best way for a business to cut back depends on a number of different factors – and this is where ISO 50001 come in to its own.

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About ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management

All About ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

Every year millions of people worldwide die from work-related accidents, injuries and diseases. This is an extremely startling statistic and should be quite alarming to any business or organisation that takes their responsibilities in this important area seriously. The impact of a fatality, a serious accident or simply ill health on an organisation and its workforce can be profound. It can lead to prosecution under the law, civil litigation, the loss of reputation, higher insurance premiums, early retirements, reduced staff moral and much, much more.

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