Corrective / Preventive Action

September 2, 2020
Mireaux is here to help

Have you lost your Quality Manager, Document Control person or do you lack resources to maintain your Management System? Do not despair Mireaux is here to help!

In the recent months, we have experienced unprecedented events, and many of Mireaux Management Solutions’ Clients have lost valuable resources essential to their business.
November 18, 2019
5 signs your company is in dire need of root cause analysis and corrective action training

5 Signs Your Company Is in Dire Need of Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action Training (With a Bonus Item for API Holders!)

If you are wondering whether your organization could benefit from formal Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective Action training, read below to see if any of these issues are present in your day to day operations.
September 5, 2014

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

KPI stands for Key Performance Indicators.  When collecting a lot of data over a period of time, it may be difficult to get a clear picture of what’s going on...
October 20, 2012

So When Exactly Should I Use a Corrective Action?

No matter how much we try to meet the continual improvement requirements of the standard, when it comes to corrective action, there are times when we are not sure when to call an issue corrective action or not ...
June 18, 2012

What’s the Difference Series: NCRs vs NCNs vs CARs vs PARs vs SCARs vs CAPA vs CPARs vs CIP

So, you think you’ve got it all figured it out, and then, BAM! Somebody else comes with a new acronym to throw you off your game. Well, don’t give up so soon. Quality is not that hard, or at least not as hard as some people expect it to be. It all boils down to ...
April 7, 2011

Hello Mr. Auditee: Did Mickey Mouse Help in Your Root Cause Analysis?

Ok, so you issued a nonconformity to your auditee or vendor and you are hoping that they will review the problem in such a manner that the current problem will be solved and similar problems will be prevented from happening again. You ask for a formal response and to your surprise, when you see the ...
March 25, 2011

Hey, Mr. Auditor: This Is a Mickey Mouse Nonconformity. Show Me the Value!

Have you ever been audited and felt like the findings the auditor was bringing up were minutia and almost irrelevant in the context of the major challenges and goals setup in your organization? Did you almost feel like they were mickey-mouse or minutia issues compared to the big tidal waves your organization is going through. ...
March 11, 2011

What Suits Your Schedule Best: Conduct Root Cause Analysis 1 Hr. Daily or Fight Fires 8 Hrs. a Day?

There is not a bigger vicious cycle in this world than that of problems which constantly re-occur because there is no time to stop and solve them correctly. Although we all would like for this cycle to stop, Managers can’t afford letting employees waste time with too much researching and employees don’t have the time ...
August 21, 2009

How to Handle Out-Of-Calibration Equipment Appropriately

If you have ever found equipment that is out of calibration, then you know it is not something to take lightly. Whether you manufacture children’s toys or automobile tires, you know that the implications and ramifications of the decisions you make, can be devastating for your company. Although the requirements from the ISO 9001 standard ...
August 14, 2009

How to Boost Your Preventive Action Program

One difficult task of many companies is the ability to instill in its employees the mindset of error or problem prevention in order to prevent problems or mistakes from happening and to improve the processes in place. This consequently translates into a low to none ratio of preventive actions against corrective actions issued which may ...
July 17, 2009

ISO Audit Results and Nonconformities

There are some misconceptions about what ISO audit findings are. In this article, I attempt to explain clearly what audit findings are, what types of findings may be generated in an audit and the guidelines that is widely use to categorize audit findings. What are the results of audits? Depending on the audit style adopted ...
February 10, 2009

Electronic Systems Do Work! Let Your Corrective and Preventive Action System Work for You

I still remember it, it was 1997 and the company had just hang a new projector from the ceiling. As with every new tool, I jumped on the bandwagon and switched from slides to using the PC and projector to show my presentation. Unfortunately, Murphy was in the meeting too and my presentation along with...