FSSC 22000 – Food Safety System Certification

Food safety is the primary concern for any food and beverage business. This is especially so since food safety issues, if not corrected, will result in dire health consequences, tarnishing any company’s reputation. As a result, food and beverage (F&B) companies need to ensure they take essential safety and health measures. Implementing the appropriate processes […]

ISO 9001 Requirements And Procedures

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The management system is not a recent concept. It was utilised in inspecting military goods during World War II by an American physicist, engineer and statistician, Walter A. Shewhart. Large companies like Ford and Toyota have also been practising their management systems, and many other companies are emulating their quality management principles. Although each management […]

Getting ISO Certification in Singapore

Getting ISO Certification in Singapore

In today’s competitive business environment, companies need to ensure that they meet the expectations of their customers. One way to achieve this is by implementing quality management system that helps to improve efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction. To demonstrate their commitment to quality, many companies choose to obtain ISO certification. In this article, we will […]

What is ISMS, and how does it work?

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Information security is an uprising concern for most organisations. According to a survey conducted by PwC, CEOs rank cyber risks as the top threat to growth (49%). After Covid-19 hit the world, it has impacted every industry and made ways for cybercriminals to target them efficiently. FBI has also stated that cybercrime has increased by […]

What is non-conformity, and why is it important?

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“Failure is the seed of success,” said Kaoru Ishikawa, the quality guru. We know that having any non-conformance is nothing embarrassing but a chance to grow, while we hold the key to improving all the time. In any Quality Management System (QMS), you might be familiar with hearing conformity and non-conformity terms being used. What […]

ISO 45000 Series: Occupational Health and Safety

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According to statistics, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates more than 6000 deaths daily due to work-related accidents or diseases. There are about 340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of occupational diseases every year. The ILO estimates that this number will continue to increase if every business owner does not appropriately handle it. […]

ISO 27000 Series & Framework

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In this digital era, many organisations and companies would store, process and exchange information through the internet. Some of the information may be considered sensitive data that require intrusion prevention, for instance, by securing communications via mobile devices and providing security gateways or network security. Therefore, many organisations and companies face the urge to have […]

Plan Do Check Act: The Complete Process of PDCA

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An organisation usually requires strategic planning to help position its business competitively and enhance customer satisfaction to drive profits. To achieve that, they typically adopt the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycle for continuous improvement. PDCA cycle, also known as the Deming wheel, Shewhart Cycle, Control Cycle and Plan Do Study Act (PDSA), is a […]

What is an Audit Checklist? (Step-by-step Guide)

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An audit checklist is a tool used during the conduct of an audit. Defined broadly, audit is an inspection or a systematic, independent and documented review of an organisation’s financial activities or management systems. As ISO standards adoption continues to grow along with new regulations, it is inevitable that performing an audit with the relevant […]

A Standard Guide to Preventive Action

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“If anything can go wrong, it will”. Many of you may be familiar with this expression. Yes, you are right! It’s Murphy’s Law. While many may take this expression pessimistically, we should focus on the positive side of this expression, for instance, to help us avoid potential problems, especially in our business processes and management […]