Readers of this blog will know that I started to learn to fly gliders last year and all went well until the foul weather hit. Some of my colleagues at the Gliding Club said that I was a fair weather member, and I can’t argue with that. I fail to see what enjoyment can be had from being cold wet and covered in mud.
As I am writing this the sun is shining and the temperature is warmer than of late, my mind turns to the sheer joy of gliding. All I need is the time to enjoy it. I used to allow a day a week to get to the club but increasingly the emergence from recession has created far more work than I anticipated.
I am reluctant to turn work away so my diary is filling rapidly.
More and more contracts are placing Quality Management at the heart of any requirements and any bidder not holding a certification to ISO9001 is simply not getting through to the final stages. Often I am contacted by organisations wanting to put a quality management system into place and stating that they must have it in three weeks, three months or some other impossibly short time scale.
It normally takes 6-8 months to get a system into place and have it ready to assess. After all any assessment body will want to see that a company is working to the system and not just planning to work to it.
If it was just a matter of producing a quality manual and saying that it will be implemented, the ISO9001 standard would be valueless. Fortunately the organisations wanting a good quality system also want the advantages that this brings in terms of efficiency and best practice.
Consultancy, Quality Matters Limited.