解读ISO9001:2015 A Word on ISO9001:2015

说起ISO的质量体系,“痛并快乐着”应该最能形容生产商们的集体感受。“痛”好理解,ISO打着NGO的旗号凭借隔三差五的改版赚取了生产商的哀嚎一片——而这也正是成长的阵痛。有哪个生产商敢说历经这从简到繁、由浅入深的一次次改版后,自家的质量管理体系没有脱胎换骨呢?

与2008版比起来,ISO9001:2015的框架虽然有变,但是对于文控小能手来说也只是小修小改的事情,so easy。不过有一点是文控无从入手的,那就是高层管理的投入度。比起以前只进行一个质量方针的制定,2015版更注重高层管理如何将方针落实到各部门的绩效管理,如何与客户和供应商保持质量方针的一致性,所以高层管理的签字笔终于可以在更多的场合体现其价值,除了签署文件外,还可以用于具体的部署工作中。

不过对于视质量为第一生命的生产商来说,可能早在2015版面世前他们已经是由上而下紧抓质量了,面对改版他们需要做的可能只是将这些深入骨髓的做法按标准呈现出来,这球又回到了文控脚下,so easy。

但是,2015年其实是ISO各种标准体系的重要一年。因为多种标准体系都在框架上进行了统一,而统一的参考标准就是质量体系这一老大哥。也就是说,其他标准体系的2015版或后续新版都会对高层管理的参与度提出更高的要求,他们的部署工作不仅要在质量管理中得到细化的体现,在OHS、节能、环保等各方面也要有这种细化的呈现。ISO26000就是专门针对CSR的标准体系,目前的版本还是2010年的第一版,ISO26000这支小分队现在应该也在紧锣密鼓地编订新框架下的新版本了吧。

总而言之,在ISO的赛道上,如果企业想多点快乐少点痛苦,那么高层管理就得活用体系,而不是让体系成为文件架上的过客

Post by AMC He QianJun

A Word on ISO9001:2015

“We cannot be more familiar with the ISO standards.” so the document control team say. So it’s just normal that the boss would entrust the 2015 revision to the document control team as it had been done for so many years.

But this time, the document control team would not strut so confidently as they always had. Even they act like boss, they are no boss. They cannot require the big boss to show true commitment in quality management, unless the big boss wants to. And that is the one key new element in the 2015 version: top management’s true commitment. Not just signing quality goals, but to translate the goals into KPIs for each department, and to engage brands and suppliers alike to align the goals.

“Hohoho, what a fuss. We’ve been doing such things way before the 2015 version.” Then a big star for you but hold your horses. You see, 2015 is in fact a crucial year for the ISO standards since they’ve united in their framework ---- all adopting the ISO90001:2015 framework. So now top management’s true commitment is not only expected in quality system, but in OHS, environment protection and risk management. Also note that ISO26000 specifically addresses CSR management. Its current version was released in 2010. It’s safe to expect a new 26000 version aligned with the new framework to come out soon.

In a word, it’s time the top management steered the wheel instead of the document control team.

ISO 9001:2015 Could Help Your Business

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By Ramani Balakrishnan

The NEW ISO 9001:2015 could help your business in the following ways irrespective of  size of business :

Leadership - will drive greater involvement to ensure employees are motivated towards the stated goals and objectives

Managing risk - Focus on organisational resources, risk-based compliance program will assist in identifying, managing, monitoring, and reducing the compliance risks key to your business.

Performance Measurement - Effective performance measurement and self-governance can result in higher levels of innovation, employee loyalty, and customer satisfaction; as well as superior financial performance.

How Safe Is Our Fashion

By Irfan Moeen Khan

This post is with special reference to the women of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
It took Europe over 100 years to realize that clothes that they wear could kill them.
As a result of this realization today European Union has taken serious measures that no hazardous garment can either be produced in EEC or could be imported into the Europe.
European Commission has established a website for rapid exchange of information on measures to prevent and to restrict the marketing or use of products posing a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers. This website publishes a weekly report identifying such products which are removed from the shelves and even called back from the end consumers.
If we turn the pages of history we will see that history is full of incidents where people became victims of fashion. There are cases cited in history books where people have died due to unsafe clothing.
Today in Pakistan it is believed that our Fashion industry has come a long way where as it is not even born. Today our women are exposed to severe threats just because of unsafe clothing. And the so called designers are themselves not aware of these facts. They are designing and producing what customer is demanding and customer on the other hand is simply unaware or hypnotized by the electronic and print media to look good.   
Lets see the hazards to which our women are exposed to.
Loose Clothing:
Aga Khan University Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine conducted a study the highlighting injuries especially to women due to lose clothing.
“Clothing-related motorcycle injuries in Pakistan: findings from a surveillance study”
It is not only motorcycles but also other moving machines like escalators in the malls, lifts, cars etc.
Our women and even our fashion designers are totally ignorant of this fact that how many women can suffer serious head injuries due to loose and uncontrolled clothing and yet they design dresses which are loose, long and difficult to manage especially bridal wear.
On October 7, 1908 Mrs. Edith O Berg flew with Wilbur Wright for  two minutes at Auvours France and her skirt was tied around for safety reasons. A picture of her is available on the net as it can not be published here due to copy write of National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Carcinogenic Metals and Chemicals
In our bridal wear there are various types of embroideries which involves metal thread, normally called “aar, Karchobi and dabka”. This metal thread is not at all branded and may contain heavy metals like, Nickel, chrome, cadmium, lead etc. these are cancer causing metals. Lead is the most common form and it is believed that it slows down the mental growth of a child, and affects the reproductive system of humans. It is a common site that young mothers in our culture carry child in their hands and the baby can chew the loose metal threads.
We do not realize the amount hazard to which they and their young babies are exposed to. Metal thread embroidery is normally knotted at the reverse side of the garment causing discomfort to the wearer even if a lining is provided. Due to wearing for over couple of ours could cause scratching of the skin which could lead to an uncontrollable wound in case of diabetic person.
Normally our ladies get their clothes dyed from road side dyers who use direct dyes again these are not of good quality and there is a very high probability that they may contain AZO which again is a carcinogenic chemical and banned in Europe.
Women buying unbranded or replica lawn (very light printed fabric for women very popular in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh)  are also exposed to this hazard as all known textile mills are Oeko-tex certified.  This is an international certification which guarantees safe textiles and textiles free from harmful substances.
If a branded lawn is expensive it is primarily due to this reason that they have used safe chemicals. It is not economically viable for replica Lawn manufacturers to use safe chemicals otherwise they will not be able to sell at such a cheap price. It is a common observation that ladies develop rashes and allergies by wearing new clothes it could be that they are sensitive to these dye stuffs.

Diseased Dresses
Bridal wear is all hand embroidered by workers coming from shanty towns they are people who live below poverty line and their personal hygiene conditions are questionable. In addition to this their working conditions are also not too great, considering our region’s climate sweat is a something which is very common. What if the worker is suffering from influenza, hepatitis, HIV, Ebola, typhoid, tuberculosis and the list can go on.  It is to note here that in France in 1879 outbreak of small pox was due to the soldiers returning from Africa who brought the virus in their uniforms. 
In most cases bridal wear is not washed or disinfected before wearing, the moment it is off the frames it is stitched and delivered to the customers. Designers themselves are not aware of how to handle these garments or how to maintain these garments. There are no care instructions attached to these garments for the customer to follow.
Our so called fashion designers are totally ignorant of these dangers which they are selling. It is high time that they should start educating people and consumers of what safe garments are?
They should get out of commercialism and stop making exorbitant profits. It is a moral, social and ethical duty of our designers to keep our women safe.