The Results Are In: Annual Client Survey Reveals Highest Rate of Client Satisfaction Yet

Once a year, Platinum sends out a Client Satisfaction Survey to ensure that the quality of our services are the best that they can be for our clients. We just got the results from our 2016 QMS Client Survey and, … Continue reading

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Deconstructing ISO 9001:2015 Part 3: Section 6.1: Evaluating Risk and Opportunities

Whether at home, on the road or at work, risk and opportunities are part of life.  Some risks have a higher probability of occurring than others, and we evaluate each of these risks either actively (planning ahead) or passively (as … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Transition Time Running Out!

Best Methods for Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 You’ve been busy, workloads are up and you are using most of your day just keeping up with normal business activities. You know that management expects you to get your ISO system ready … Continue reading

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Platinum Gives Back in 2017 Through the Difference Maker Movement

The Difference Maker Movement that Platinum supports was started by a young boy named Kylan when he was just 9 years old, because, in his words, he wanted to change the world.  He met some very special people who believed … Continue reading

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Deconstructing ISO 9001:2015 Part 2: Section 5: Leadership: Involvement of Top Management

Management Responsibility has always been a part of ISO 9001, as it is intended to be a Top Management-supported and implemented Quality Management System. It’s no surprise, then, that ISO 9001:2015 has management responsibilities.  With that said, there have been … Continue reading

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What do you want (or need) to know?

We welcome suggestions on topics about ISO 9001:2015 from you – questions, concerns or thoughts you may have.  We want to ensure we cover it all to make your certification process as smooth as possible. Click here to submit suggestions … Continue reading

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Deconstructing ISO 9001:2015 Part 1: Understanding ISO 9001:2015 and the Role of Interested Parties (4.2)

Although not new to those familiar with ISO 14001, Interested Parties is new to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.  Because of the emphasis placed upon Interested Parties, it’s important to understand the concept of ISO’s definition and how to use this … Continue reading

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Making Murky ISO 9001:2015 Clear

Okay – now that it’s out we are all reviewing the ISO 9001:2015 Standard and preparing our systems for implementation and auditing and the vast amount of flexibility in the Standard is causing some concern.   Not to worry, Platinum has … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 – Transition Timelines and Plans

Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) issued the Transition Planning Guidance on January 12, 2015.  In late February, the American National Accreditation Body (ANAB) issued a formal notice accepting the IAF’s guidance as the official plan for … Continue reading

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What? A New 2015 Standard?? But I Just Implemented ISO 9001:2008!

Okay, so you’ve been on a mission to develop and implement a management system to ISO 9001:2008 – only to find out that a new Standard is about to be released in September 2015. What do you do? Don’t Panic … Continue reading

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