EOQ and its National Representative organization from Estonia, EAQ, have organized the 57th EOQ Quality Congress in Tallinn, Estonia on June 18-19, 2013 under the motto “Quality Renaissance - Co-creating a Viable Future". There has been a broad range of speeches, many of them very interesting and inspiring. Here two themes that have been focus and general tenor of several speeches: Customer focus and Simplify the Management system.
Just like in 2000, the International Standardization Organisation (ISO) is working on a big revision of the leading Standard for Management Systems, namely ISO 9001. Publication of the next edition is expected for 2015. The first version publicly accessible has been available as ISO/CD 9001:2013 (Committee Draft) since early June.
The ISO 50001 standards - requirements for an energy management system (EnMS) - offer companies the opportunity to determine for themselves the area of application (validity limits) and hence the scope of the system. To a certain extent, this poses a challenge to companies but is a key prerequisite for the development of the energy planning process.
We are looking forward to invite you to the first qualityaustria Summer Academy with English courses and examinations for Quality Management Representative/Quality Systems Manager! The courses are very compact and intense – in just two weeks you can attend every needed course and in the end take an examination to become a certified Quality Systems Manager. All courses are accredited and EOQ harmonized.
On March 14th, Quality Austria invited people to the 19th qualityaustria Forum in Salzburg Congress. Konrad Scheiber, CEO of Quality Austria Training, Certification and Evaluation GmbH, opened the event by talking about the three central success factors and guarantors for the recommendation of organizations. Walter Stephan from FACC AG and Alf Netek from Kapsch AG described their views about the success driver of quality. Numerous further experts of Quality Austria reported about their experience from practice. The top sportsman Felix Gottwald rounded off the day by holding a lecture about quality and persistence.
Brands successfully brave crises - this could be read again quite recently (MillwardBrown Optimor). However, a brand is no product of coincidence. Many fail, above all if the processes do not fulfil the value proposition. What reasons are guaranteed to lead to failure? What obstacles for developing a brand will occur again and again?