Content by Oscar Combs

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With the emergence of the coronavirus (Covid-19), many organizations are doing their part to prevent the spread of infection by practicing social distancing. Some organizations have implemented no-...
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ISO 9001:2015, clause 6.1 requires an organization to identify its risks and take actions to address identified risks. It is very tempting to start with a huge list of potential risks for the...
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ISO 9001 is much more than a standard. It should be part of a company’s strategic plan rather than something to get certified to because customers require it. The guidelines and quality principles in...
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With companies being asked to produce more with fewer resources, managing risks is more critical than ever. Sometimes organizations become so accustomed to navigating around their inherent risks that...
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Oscar Combs
This case study provides an overview of the design, development, implementation, and subsequent management of a total quality management (TQM) system developed for the international division of the...
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Anyone involved with any type of management system has run across the term “preventive action.”  It leaves many professionals scratching their head, wondering what a preventive action actually...
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What makes a quality or health, safety, and environment (HSE) management review meeting more effective? I personally believe that top management is the critical ingredient. Throughout my career,...
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One may ask, “What does a taco have to do with quality?” Ask Taco Bell’s president Greg Creed, and I’m sure he will tell you a lot. On Jan. 19, a lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell claiming the...