This book is focused on internal auditing and guiding those professionals responsible for conducting implementation and setting up robust quality management systems that will withstand external audits against the AS9101D requirements. The book covers the history of the aerospace quality requirements, key changes to the AS9100C/AS9110/AS9120 standards, understanding audit trails, the readiness review and onsite audit, and corrective action and closeout activities.
Kymal seeks to accomplish two overall goals in this book: first, to help aerospace organizations improve through effective audit practices, and second, to help auditors improve their overall auditing skills.
Includes guidance on integrating Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Organizations today are implementing stand-alone systems for their Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, or AS 9100), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001), Occupational Health & Safety (ISO 18001), and Food Safety Management Systems (FSSC 22000). Stand-alone systems refer to the use of isolated document management structures resulting in the duplication of processes within one site for each of the management standards—QMS, EMS, OHSAS, and FSMS. In other words, the stand-alone systems duplicate training processes, document control, and internal audit processes for each standard within the company. While the confusion and lack of efficiency resulting from this decision may not be readily apparent to the uninitiated, this book will show the reader that there is a tremendous loss of value associated with stand-alone management systems within an organization.
This book expands the understanding of an integrated management system (IMS) globally. It not only saves money, but more importantly it contributes to the maintenance and efficiency of business processes and conformance standards such as ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, FSSC 22000, or other GFSI Standards.
Just as he did with the bestselling ISO 9001 in Plain English Cochran has written a comprehensive yet easily understandable guide to ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001:2015 in Plain English was written so that anyone at any level of the organization can get to the heart of the standard’s requirements and how they apply to the organization quickly and simply. Plus, Cochran shows what has changed between the 2008 and 2015 version.
This straightforward book is ideal for people who are new to ISO 9001:2015, experienced ISO coordinators who want to get more out of an established system as they transition to the new standard, and for employees who just need a basic understanding of what ISO 9001:2015 is and how it applies to them.
Cochran explains each of ISO 9001:2015’s sections and clauses using real-world examples and frequently asked questions.
With many detailed examples from companies that have put time-based strategies in place, such as Federal Express, Ford, Milliken, Honda, Deere, Toyota, Sun Microsystems, Wal-Mart, Citicorp, Harley-Davidson, and Mitsubishi, the authors describe exactly how reducing elapsed time can make the critical difference between success and failure. Give customers what they want when they want it, or the competition will. Time-based companies are offering greater varieties of products and services, at lower costs, and with quicker delivery times than their more pedestrian competitors. Moreover, the authors show that by refocusing their organizations on responsiveness, companies are discovering that long-held assumptions about the behavior of costs and customers are not true: Costs do not increase when lead times are reduced; they decline. Costs do not increase with greater investment in quality; they decrease. Costs do not go up when product variety is increased and response time is decreased; they go down. And contrary to a commonly held belief that customer demand would be only marginally improved by expanded product choice and better responsiveness, the authors show that the actual results have been an explosion in the demand for the product or service of a time-sensitive competitor, in most cases catapulting it into the most profitable segments of its markets.
With persuasive evidence, Stalk and Hout document that time consumption, like cost, is quantifiable and therefore manageable. Today's new-generation companies recognize time as the fourth dimension of competitiveness and, as a result, operate with flexible manufacturing and rapid-response systems, and place extraordinary emphasis on R&D and innovation. Factories are close to the customers they serve. Organizations are structured to produce fast responses rather than low costs and control. Companies concentrate on reducing if not eliminating delays and using their response advantage to attract the most profitable customers.
Stalk and Hout conclude that virtually all businesses can use time as a competitive weapon. In industry after industry, they illustrate the processes involved in becoming a time-based competitor and the ways managers can open and sustain a significant advantage over the competition.
"A must-read for anyone performing business process mapping! This treasure shares step-by-stepapproaches and critical success factors, based on years of practical, customer-focused experience.A real winner!"
—Timothy R. Holmes, CPA former General Auditor, American Red Cross
"Paulette and Mike make extensive use of anecdotes and real-life examples to bring alive the topic ofbusiness process mapping. From the outset, this book will engage you and draw you into the worldof business process mapping. Who would have thought that reading about business process mapping could make you smile? Well, Mike and Paulette can make it happen! Within each chapter, theauthors provide detailed examples and exhibits used to document a process. Each chapter also includes a 'Recap' and 'Key Analysis Points' which enable the reader to distill the highlights of the chapter."
—Barbara J. Muller, CPA, CFE, Senior Lecturer, School of Accountancy W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
"Keller and Jacka cut through the drudgery of process mapping with a path-breaking approach thatenables the reader to better understand processes, how they work and how they work together toward successful achievement of business objectives. With great style and flair, this book will provide youwith a different way of thinking and new tools to assist you in process analysis and improvement. This book is a must-read for auditors, risk managers, quality improvement management, and businessprocess engineers."
—Dean Bahrman, VP and Internal Audit Director (Retired) Global Financial Services Companies
"Mike Jacka and Paulette Keller show their expertise with the application of business process mappingin increasing customer service and satisfaction in this updated and expanded edition of this popular book. With clear, practical examples and applications, this book shows the writing talents of bothauthors, and it will be used over and over by those from all lines of industries and professions. Kudos for a job well done!"
—Joan Pastor, PhD, Founding Partner, Licensed Industrial-Organizational Psychologist JPA International, Inc., Beverly Hills, California
Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award!
Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience takes you on the journey of of Virginia Mason Medical Center's pursuit of the perfect patient experience through the application of lean principles, tools, and methodology. The results speak for themselves, including: An innovative patient safety alert system Reduction in professional liability insurance expenses Foundational changes that make it possible for nurses to spend 90% of their time with patients A computerized module that sorts through electronic medical charts and automatically identifies when disease management and preventative testing due
Over the last several years Virginia Mason has become internationally known for its journey towards perfection by applying the Toyota Production System to healthcare. The book takes readers step by step through Virginia Mason's journey as it seeks to provide perfection to its customer – the patient. This book shows you how you use this system to transform your own organization.
Methodology and complex techniques are available. Not to deny that all these available information is good, but it would be too complicated for internal audit beginners to understand and to apply those information immediately into a guide in their first task.
Therefore, this book has been written to provide a simple yet comprehensive guides with examples that can be immediately applied!
Each element containing requirements is discussed and key concepts are highlighted at the beginning of each section.
In the ISO Lesson Guide:
Ideal for handing out to existing and new employees, this pocket guide can also be used as supplemental study material for ISO 9001 training courses.
Meyer argues that fast cycle time is achieved not by working faster, but by aligning the organization's purpose, strategy and structure. He demonstrates how the product development cycle must become a learning laboratory in which the four continuous elements "Design, Fabricate, Assemble, and Test" are analyzed with the intent to improve strategy in the next business cycle. Analyzing strategy and core processes enables management to detect and correct problems earlier, and leverage knowledge for improved innovation and increased value for customers.
Employing an ongoing case study, Core Products, Inc., throughout the text, Meyer shows how to redesign the organization for manufacturability and assembly, how to implement multifunctional teams that work, how to analyze and map critical cycle time interdependencies such as "co-location," and how to measure the impact of cycle time on business performance. Meyer's practical approach provides a simple methodology for organizations to deliver products to customers rapidly, accurately, and reliably.
"Chris Meyer interrelates many pieces that we have all read about in different places into a coherent guide to making it happen. Ironically, as Meyer shows, implementing fast cycle time means almost the opposite of what most American managers are inclined to do...Many years of practical experience have shown Meyer and his colleagues the wisdom of a paradox—that to speed up you often have to slow down."
—From the Foreword by Peter M. Senge
The concepts, terminology and techniques that pervade the ISO 9000 family of standards are explained. Learn how to apply such concepts as continual improvements, process management, corrective action and system audit. Understand six-sigma, the process approach and the principles of control and breakthrough. Learn how to manage the business processes, set objectives, identify processes, and write procedures. Discover what the standard means by customer focus, the systems approach, leadership and much more.
Packed with information on over 220 terms, this guide:
• Provides quick access to the salient concepts that underpin best practise.
• Provides ISO definitions and alternative definitions for comparative purposes.
• Identifies all the requirements and associated clauses where a particular term is used.
• Provides guidance on application and interpretation with hints and tips to aid understanding.
• Provides task lists for implementing methods and techniques.
A book to pack in the brief case, a portable adviser that is ready to serve up answers when you’re stuck for words, deep in debate, challenged by an auditor or confronted by your boss.
Dr. Dennis Han is an ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the retina at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Memorial Hospital; Aneesh Suneja is an engineer and lean consultant who worked with Dr. Han to transform his practice. With the help of Suneja, Han’s patients experienced an 85% reduction in non-value added wait times, and a corresponding 97% “top box” rating on patient satisfaction surveys (“strongly agree to recommend this doctor’s office to others”). Financially, his practice saw a 25% year-over-year increase in relative value units (RVU) production and a 41% increase in payments due to increased physician availability.
If you are a physician, clinic manager, administrator, technician, or provider of health services in a clinic setting, you can use the guidelines described in this book to effect a transformation as well.
The primary layout of the handbook follows the ASQ Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) updated in 2015. The authors were involved with the first edition handbook, and have utilized first edition user comments, numerous Six Sigma practitioners, and their own personal knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to bring together a handbook that they hope will be very beneficial to anyone seeking to pass the ASQ or other Green Belt exams.
In addition to the primary text, the authors have added a number of new appendixes, an expanded acronym list, new practice exam questions, and other additional materials
Quality guru John Oakland’s famous TQM model, in many ways a precursor to these frameworks, has evolved to become the ultimate holistic overview of performance improvement strategy. Incorporating the frameworks that succeeded it, the revised model redefines Quality by:
Oakland’s popular, practical, jargon-free style, along with ten case studies eight of which are brand new, effortlessly ties the model to its real-life applications, making it easy to understand how to apply what you’ve learned to your practices and a achieve sustainable competitive advantage.
Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence: Text with Cases (Fourth Edition)is supplemented for the first time with a suite of online teaching aids for busy tutors. This exciting update of a classic text is perfect for all students studying for professional qualifications in the management of quality, or those studying science, engineering or business and management who need to understand the part TQM may play in their subjects.
"COSO ERM is a thoughtful introduction to the challenges of risk management at the enterprise level and contains a wealth of information on dealing with it through the use of the COSO framework. Detailed procedures covering a wide variety of situations are followed by a thorough explanation of how each is deployed. As a project management professional, I appreciate how the author addresses the need for risk management at a project level. His background as someone who 'practices what they preach' and realizes the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley auditing rules comes through clearly in the book, and it should be mandatory reading for anyone seeking to understand how to tackle their own ERM issues."
--Greg Gomel, PMP, CQM, CSQE, ITIL, Director, Project Management, Insight North America
"This volume clearly and comprehensively outlines the usefulness of COSO Enterprise Risk Management guidance. It should provide considerable benefit to those having governance responsibilities in this important area."
--Curtis Verschoor, L & Q Research Professor, School of Accountancy and MISDePaul University, Chicago
Transform your company's internal control function into a valuable strategic tool
Today's companies are expected to manage a variety of risks that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. More than ever, it is vital to understand the dimensions of risk as well as how to best manage it to gain a competitive advantage.
COSO Enterprise Risk Management clearly enables organizations of all types and sizes to understand and better manage their risk environments and make better decisions through use of the COSO ERM framework.
A pragmatic guide for integrating ERM with COSO internal controls, this important book:Offers you expert advice on how to carry out internal control responsibilities more efficiently Updates you on the ins and outs of the COSO Report and its emergence as the new platform for understanding all aspects of risk in today's organization Shows you how an effective risk management program, following COSO ERM, can help your organization to better comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Knowledgeably explains how to implement an effective ERM program
COSO Enterprise Risk Management is the invaluable working resource that will show you how to identify risks, avoid pitfalls within your corporation, and keep it moving ahead of the competition.
Internal Control Audit and Compliance provides complete guidance toward the latest framework established by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). With clear explanations and expert advice on implementation, this helpful guide shows auditors and accounting managers how to document and test internal controls over financial reporting with detailed sections covering each element of the framework. Each section highlights the latest changes and new points of emphasis, with explicit definitions of internal controls and how they should be assessed and tested. Coverage includes easing the transition from older guidelines, with step-by-step instructions for implementing the new changes. The new framework identifies seventeen new principles, each of which are explained in detail to help readers understand the new and emerging best practices for efficiency and effectiveness.
The revised COSO framework includes financial and non-financial reporting, as well as both internal and external reporting objectives. It is essential for auditors and controllers to understand the new framework and how to document and test under the new guidance. This book clarifies complex codification and provides an effective strategy for a more rapid transition.Understand the new COSO internal controls framework Document and test internal controls to strengthen business processes Learn how requirements differ for public and non-public companies Incorporate improved risk management into the new framework
The new framework is COSO's first complete revision since the release of the initial framework in 1992. Companies have become accustomed to the old guidelines, and the necessary procedures have become routine – making the transition to align with the new framework akin to steering an ocean liner. Internal Control Audit and Compliance helps ease that transition, with clear explanation and practical implementation guidance.
Whether you are a Private Investigator needing a Guide to Forensics, or a business owner looking to protect your financial interests in a growing entrepreneurial company, this book is a must-read. As most of us have found out, there are two ways to learn: experience or having a great mentor. The latter is much more cost-effective.
This book is just that - a great lesson in all aspects of protecting your company. It is nothing less than a treasure trove of information, advice and exposition regarding just about every area of corporate investigations. If you have concerns about privacy, asset protection and anti-fraud measures, this book is for you!
This book has been created to reflect the most current thinking among key Six Sigma leaders regarding what should be contained in the ASQ Master Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BoK). For quick reference and ease of use, chapter and section numbering exactly mirrors that of the BoK.
The primary audience for this work is the individual who plans to prepare to sit for the Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification examination. Therefore, this book assumes the individual has the necessary educational background and experience in quality and Lean Six Sigma. Concepts are dealt with briefly, but supplemented with practical examples.
Theoretical discussion has been avoided unless such a discussion was necessary to communicate a concept.
A secondary audience for the handbook is the quality and Six Sigma professional who would like a relevant Lean Six Sigma reference book. With this audience in mind, some material has been expanded beyond what the Body of Knowledge requires.
The CD accompanying the print book and at the end of the e-book versions includes a practice problem set covering each part of the book and a simulated examination that has problems distributed among parts according to the scheme published in the Body of Knowledge.
Beginning with guidance on understanding the typical organizational structure of any type of technical firm or company, author Plummer incorporates numerous hands-on examples and provides help on getting started with a project team, understanding key roles, and avoiding common pitfalls. In addition, he offers unique help on first-time experiences of working in other countries with engineering cultures that can be considerably different from the US.Reviews essentials of management for any new engineer suddenly thrust into responsibilityEmphasizes skills that can get you promoted—and pitfalls that can get you firedExpanded case study to show typical evolution of a new engineer handed responsibility for a major design project
Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation is an engrossing read and a valuable resource for fraud investigators, auditors, or anyone who suspects fraud may be occuring in their organizations and is unsure as to how to act. It details all phases of a fraud investigation from the first suspicion of fraud to the final judgment in court, through the eyes of a forensic accountant.
In each phase, the author provides insights based on his twenty-two years as a forensic accountant from where to sit at the table when you bring the suspected fraudster in for questioning, to how you protect the key sources of information that the suspect will try to destroy once he or she realizes they are under investigation.In-depth analysis of a fraud investigation Based on an actual investigation conducted by the author Each chapter contains valuable tips and key considerations, providing subtext for why decisions were made and bringing to light potential risks
A fascinating, insider look at a fraud investigation, Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation helps you better understand fraud detection, investigation, and prevention-from the inside out.
This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding and implementing Kaizen, providing you with the essential information and saving time.
In 50 minutes you will be able to:
• Understand the uses of Kaizen in the search for improvement through small, continuous changes
• Identify the management methods that can be used alongside Kaizen to improve its outcome
• Analyze the different applications of Kaizen in areas of your business such as quality management, production and working conditions.
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The book follows the CQIA BoK in both content and sequence. The intent is that this book will serve as a guide to be used in preparation to take the CQIA examination given by ASQ.
Each chapter stands alone, and the chapters may be read in any order. Some material reaching beyond the content of the BoK has been added. Supplemental reading suggestions are provided.
An online, interactive sample exam and a paper-and-pencil sample can be found on the ASQ website (http://asq.org/cert/quality-improvement-associate/prepare).
COSO Enterprise Risk Management, Second Edition clearly enables organizations of all types and sizes to understand and better manage their risk environments and make better decisions through use of the COSO ERM framework. The Second Edition discusses the latest trends and pronouncements that have affected COSO ERM and explores new topics, including the PCAOB's release of AS5; ISACA's recently revised CobiT; and the recently released IIA Standards.Offers you expert advice on how to carry out internal control responsibilities more efficiently Updates you on the ins and outs of the COSO Report and its emergence as the new platform for understanding all aspects of risk in today's organization Shows you how an effective risk management program, following COSO ERM, can help your organization to better comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Knowledgeably explains how to implement an effective ERM program
Preparing professionals develop and follow an effective risk culture, COSO Enterprise Risk Management, Second Edition is the fully revised, invaluable working resource that will show you how to identify risks, avoid pitfalls within your corporation, and keep it moving ahead of the competition.
Want to be an auditor and need to hone your investigating skills? Look no further. This friendly guide gives you an easy-to-understand explanation of auditing — from gathering financial statements and accounting information to analyzing a client's financial position. Packed with examples, it gives you everything you need to ace an auditing course and begin a career today.Auditing 101 — get a crash course in the world of auditing and a description of the types of tasks you'll be expected to perform during a typical day on the job It's risky business — find out about audit risk and arm yourself with the know-how to collect the right type of evidence to support your decisions Auditing in the real world — dig into tons of sample business records to perform your first audit Focus on finances — learn how both ends of the financial equation — balance sheet and income statement — need to be presented on your client's financial statements Seal the deal — get the lowdown on how to wrap up your audit and write your opinion After the audit — see the types of additional services that may be asked of you after you've issued your professional opinion
This book provides you with key information that will significantly benefit all CMMI process improvement efforts. Topics include:
· Ways to discover and understand the business goals and drivers for successful process improvement initiatives
· How to recognize the structures and practices many organizations already have in place that can accelerate process improvement, even before they begin using the CMMI
· Planning and managing the process improvement project
· Innovative, untraditional yet highly effective and proven strategies for CMMI-based process improvement
· A thorough debunking of many of the costly and wasteful myths surrounding CMMI-based improvement
The book discusses in detail, classification and preparation of an audit, internal control system, internal audit, vouching of cash, trading and impersonal ledgers in addition to other topics. Besides, it deals with verification and valuation of assets and liabilities, company audit, cost audit, management audit, tax audit, bank audit as well as depreciation. The final chapters of the book give detailed description of business investigations, audit of special entities and auditing in EDP environment. Contemporary topics have been covered in the book to enlighten readers with the latest developments in the field of auditing, such as cost audit, tax audit, environmental audit and energy audit.
The book is intended to serve as an indispensable text for undergraduate students of commerce as well as for CA and ICWA aspirants.
New to this Edition
• The Companies Act, 2013 (based on new company law).
• Internal Audit chapter especially updated in the light of Section 138 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 13 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 notified by MCA.
• Cost Audit chapter based on the latest Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, issued by MCA.
The good news is you don’t need to be a BPM expert to get great results. Written by an experienced process analyst, this how-to guide presents a simple, bottom-line approach to process improvement work. With its proven 10-step method you can:
Identify and prioritize the processes that need fixingEliminate duplication and bureaucracyControl costsEstablish internal controls to reduce human errorTest and rework the process before introducing itImplement the changes
Now in its second edition, The Power of Business Process Improvement is even more user-friendly with new software suggestions, quizzes, a comparison of industry improvement methods, and examples to help you apply the ideas. Whether you are new to BPI or a seasoned pro, you will have business running better in no time.
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Six Sigma and Beyond: Foundations of Excellent Performance provides a roadmap to successful six sigma implementation that you can adapt to your organization. The book gives you a model of six sigma and explains frequently asked questions in a Q & A format for easy application. It outlines the seven steps to six sigma and how to use them to give your organization the competitive edge.
Understand the seven steps to the six sigma philosophy:
Establish the Quality System, Management, and Cultural Environment
Define Mission of Each Component of the Organization
Set Performance Improvement Opportunities, Goals, and Priorities
Establish Improvement Projects and Action Plans
Implement Projects Using Improvement Methodologies
Evaluate Improved Performance
Review and Recycle
The goal of all this? You can uncover potential improvements in your organization and bring all your resources together to identify, measure, analyze, improve, and control the process. Six Sigma and Beyond: Foundations for Excellent Performance defines quality and the elements that both management and non-management personnel must understand to achieve quality success.
The increased focus on contemporary audit practice - including professional ethics and ethical competence, governance and professional independence, and changes in legal liability for the audit profession - will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills required by the profession.
Aspects of quality control that are widely utilized in practice are combined with those that are commonly referred to on University courses, and the latest developments in quality concepts are also presented. This book is an ideal quick reference for any manager, designer, engineer, or researcher interested in quality.Features two chapters on the latest ISO standardsIncludes an introduction to statistics to help the reader fully grasp content on statistical quality controlContains case studies that explore many TQM themes in real life situations
"This will be of particular importance to companies that act as suppliers to larger multinational organisations, whose original specifications may not translate readily into local practice".
Small and medium-sized companies face many challenges today; not least that their larger institutional and multinational customers make demands that are difficult to meet for an organisation with limited resources. One such demand is ISO 9000 compliance.
Fully revised and updated, ISO 9001: 2000 for Small Businesses explains the new requirements of ISO 9001: 2000 and helps businesses draw up a quality plan that will allow them to meet the challenges of the market place.
For engineers and managers in small and medium sized companies, and also in service industries and user groups, the text will serve as a essential guide to the most important new developments in quality assurance.
Covering processes definition and interaction, planning audits and managing measuring resources with emphasis on a risk-based thinking approach leading to a master improvement plan.
This templates give you a quick visual and attractive insight on you system.
Get the knowledge and tools you need to get a competitive advantage in the global markets with The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace.
Authoritative and timely, this essential guide equips you—whether you are an auditor, CFO, general counsel, internal auditor, compliance officer, or forensic accountant—to readily identify the signs of corruption and fraud in the global marketplace and successfully investigate it.
This practical guide presents a clear picture of the world of global business corruption, with discussion of:
The U.S. laws governing corruption
The pitfalls of emerging markets
The key to unmasking corrupt activity
Reducing risk through technology
Intellectual property theft
The current state of anti–money laundering in the global marketplace
How to investigate allegations of corruption
Costs of corruption for industries, economies, and countries
With detailed coverage of the evolution and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace sheds light on the issues and threats that your business faces, the risks of doing business in the global marketplace, and the precautions your organization must take to deter such activity from occurring in the first place.
This handbook covers compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs), as regulated and guided by national and international agencies for the pharmaceutical industry. It covers finished human and veterinary drugs and biologics, and combination devices, as well as their component raw materials (including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients), and packaging and labeling operations.