Tag Archives: ISO 9001

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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ISO 9001: in need of further compulsion

ISO 9001 is slowly withering.  ISO 17025 is popular among science managers and legislators.  Therefore the new revision of ISO 17025 contains a mandatory nudge towards ISO 9001 to inject a bit of vigour into it. UKAS explains: » ISO/IEC … 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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ISO silent over Volkswagen certifications

A little bit of history: “Julian Huxley, Aldous Huxley’s older brother is THE GUY who paved the way for the standardization of our everyday lives. He originated the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization or UNESCO. Under the direction … Continue reading

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Straw poll

If you knew ten people with experience of ISO accreditation you could conduct a straw poll now. See if nine out of ten really think what was reported to UKAS in their customer satisfaction survey.  Or do they fail to … Continue reading

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>90% say accreditation delivers benefits…but…

Authors employed by bodies including the US Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) have written that >90% of public health departments the PHAB accredits report benefits that might have been expected. This sounds a lot like ISO accreditation although the details of the … Continue reading

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Wanted: ISO bimbo

CDOs.  Boring, complex, disastrous.  Yet nobody goes to jail. Margot Robbie explains it simply for you, Now CoCo bail-in bonds.  Another disaster in the making. Will it take a bimbo in a bubble bath for ISO accreditation victims to see … Continue reading

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Workplace discomfort and burnout

Here is a study from Spain investigating the causes of stress in academic workplaces.  These authors found that burnout of staff is caused mainly by structural and functional elements of the organisation.  The solution is case-specific interventions rather than standardisation.  … Continue reading

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Monster Zero, ISO9001 and Workplace Environment

Amidst lots of mystic rambling to expose boredom-addicted Monster Zero, this paper, The Anatomy, Life Cycle and Effects of the Phenomenologically Distributed Human Parasite M0,  has a long section on how ISO 90001 has poisoned the workplace.  It provides a much-needed but rather debatable interpretation … Continue reading

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