Category Archives: Management

Essential Services Laboratories

If you’ve read John Seddon you will know that the front office – back office arrangement will be a disaster.  It may have been sold promising economies of scale and a new computer system, neither of which will work out … Continue reading

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ISO – in the swamp

Oxebridge try to make ISO 9001 workable and would like to save it.  The ISO management standards are inadequate, a fraud and facilitate corruption.  We say, let them die. Oxebridge have a sense of humour that’s unusual in those having to deal with … Continue reading

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Kobe Steel – ISO 9001 certification of corruption

KOBELCO_JAPAN_2020 Kobe Steel.  You can download their recent ISO 9001 certificate here. UKAS.  IAF.  Lloyd’s Register LRQA.  It’s got all the jealously-protected logos. Yet the company has been falsifying quality data for its products for over a decade.  Kobe even … Continue reading

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Inside the minds of pathology reformers

Reforms to pathology services according to the Carter Report are still doing poorly.  The cover-up of the failures is working better: Pathology Networks The morning session provided attendees with different perspectives on Pathology Networks; appropriately titled ‘Networks – a blessing or a curse’. … Continue reading

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Disgruntled rogue scientists, but accredited

“Rogue scientists” disgruntled with management at Randox forensic services allegedly doctored samples.  Unsurprisingly this led to hundreds of false convictions and other major injustices.  Here is the Daily Mail’s account. Maybe privitising the forensic service wasn’t so smart. Naturally, services … Continue reading

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Royal Statistical Society is initiated into the inspection cartel

The ISO has initiated the Royal Statistical Society into the inspection cartel.  Its role will be to certify those who wish to be recognised as Six Sigma and Lean practitioners to ISO 18404:2015: Quantitative methods in process improvement – Six … Continue reading

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Blogger driven out by Teamworking®

Blogger driven out by Teamworking®; sub-ISO management idiocy: “To cut a long story short, customers were being taken for a ride. I was getting more and more frustrated by the incompetence of the company, so I started keeping a blog … Continue reading

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Proper work ethic has been slowly eroded

In the public service, in all its wide ramifications, we live in an era of the inept, the square peg, the careless and the bluffer. And, as bluffers in turn appoint bluffers, the system becomes self-perpetuating. The “whistleblower” is ostracised. … Continue reading

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Old news

The Emperor’s New Clothes is a recurring theme with ISO management standards. Researchers, Bozena Poksinska and Jens J.Dahlgaard, published ISO 9001:2000 – The emperor’s new clothes? describing their investigation of three companies. “The managers interviewed had difficulties linking organisational improvements with the … Continue reading

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Having a lovely time without you

Arturo Casadevall and co-authors reported A Framework for Improving the Quality of Research in the Biological Sciences.  doi: 10.1128/mBio.01256-16 30 August 2016 mBio vol. 7 no. 4 e01256-16 ABSTRACT The American Academy of Microbiology convened a colloquium to discuss problems in … Continue reading

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