Situation 7 – Different analysis methods while exporting? Don’t be surprised by it

Photo : iT@c – “Laboratory Stuff” – by Flickr

This situation is delicate. Often you will discover it after a certain period of time, when you are exporting your products without any problems. Then suddenly your product is no longer in compliance, and will be blocked and rejected in the export country. Continue reading “Situation 7 – Different analysis methods while exporting? Don’t be surprised by it”

Situation 5 – The intended use of your product in another country

Photo: lifelikeapps – “Chocolates and Ribbon” by Flickr

The intended use of your product may vary depending on the country. That’s also applicable to the underlying legal criteria. It’s up to you to deepen on the subject to avoid misunderstandings with your customer or with the authorities. Continue reading “Situation 5 – The intended use of your product in another country”

Situation 4 – The right name for your product

Photo: Claire Knights – “Banana skin” by Flickr

Do the necessary research for the name of your product, when you send it abroad. The export is a good development for your company, which must not lead to a product withdrawal, a lawsuit or a place within the top 10 packaging mistakes. Continue reading “Situation 4 – The right name for your product”

Situation 3 – Exported product rejected because of the raw materials

Photo: Lester Shepherd – “USDA 150 years” by Flickr

Via the raw materials, a forbidden substance can be present in the final product. The product can’t enter anymore in the exporting country. It will be blocked, and then destroyed, having the following consequences: Continue reading “Situation 3 – Exported product rejected because of the raw materials”

Situation 2 – Rejection of the exported product caused by changes

Photo: Jirka Matousek – “Airport” by Flickr
Photo: Jirka Matousek – “Airport” by Flickr

After the approval and the sale of an export product, it’s strongly advised to let approve each change of the product. It is even better to redo the entire approval process. Some reasons why to do this: Continue reading “Situation 2 – Rejection of the exported product caused by changes”

How to get your certificate in one go?

Photo: Siddharthav – “Celebration” by Flickr
Photo: Siddharthav – “Celebration” by Flickr
When renewing your certificate, it’s important that your company gets the certificate in one go. That’s why it is so important to prepare well and to evaluate before, whether there aren’t any sources of findings. Continue reading “How to get your certificate in one go?”

Certified but your customers come to audit you?

Photo: Richard Mathews – “Welcome” by Flickr

You have all the necessary certificates – IFS, BRC, ISO – giving you permission to deliver your customer. However, he will visit you to carry out an audit. You observe that there are more and more customers coming to audit you. Continue reading “Certified but your customers come to audit you?”

How to liberate time for continuous improvement?

Photo: frankieleon – “New Time” by Flickr

The quality manager is often missing time to work on continuous improvement. The daily tasks require a constant attention. Quality touches the whole organisation, making that you are always in great demand. Continue reading “How to liberate time for continuous improvement?”