Results of the survey:

"What would you like to see from your new technical committee on standards and compliance?

  • Get rid of fragmentation of standards
  • Guidelines for audits and controls for standards vs. quality control
  • Communication and discussion forum on lessons learned
  • Auditing with understanding of integration
  • Basics of how to use tools
  • How the tools can be used to better influence company leadership
  • Awareness of standards in business
  • Promote existing standards awareness and compliance
  • Great to have a register of all standards that the committee is reviewing so we know what is out there and [what to] look at
  • Would like to see guided examples of statistics that apply to different filed of quality study (i.e. medical devices or general non-medical related products)
  • Try to ensure standards are relevant. E.g. ISO is meaningful but on balance not relevant to real organizations.
  • Skill development training
  • Group projects to promote committee via publications or presentations
  • Clarity on the ISO 9001 standard for consistency in auditing
  • Standard and compliance with (NUPIC?) nuclear power industry
  • Clear and concise info on new and revised standards and rationale

Please feel free to contact us and add to this list.

QMD Technical Committee for Standards and Compliance

Chair:  Denise Robitaille

Denise Robitaille is the author of ten books. She is a member to USTAG to ISO/TC 176, the standards developers responsible for ISO 9001 and ISO 9004 revisions. She is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer. Denise is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality and an RAB-QSA certified lead assessor and an ASQ certified quality auditor.
As principal of Robitaille Associates, she is committed to making quality management systems meaningful. Denise has helped many companies achieve ISO 9001 registration and to improve their quality management systems. She has conducted training courses for thousands of individuals on such topics as auditing, document control, corrective action, root cause analysis, and implementing ISO 9001. Among Denise’s books are: The Corrective Action Handbook, The Management Review Handbook, ISO 9001:2008 for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. She is a regular columnist for The Auditor and frequent contributor to other quality periodicals.

Committee Members:

Ken Sadler, QMD Chair Elect, Lead ISO9001/14001 Auditor

Leslie Boeheim, CMQ/OE, CQA

Paul Palmes, President, Business Standards Architects, Inc.

Tracie Clifford

Cheryl Marzec, Marzec & Associates


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