Smart risk-based thinking software

Compliance Master enables organisations of all types and sizes to monitor, control and improve their non-compliance risks in accordance with the new "risk-based thinking" requirements outlined in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

What is risk-based thinking?

 

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards

Risk-based thinking
 

The revised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards require organisations to place "risk-based thinking" at the centre of their quality and environmental management systems.

Risk-based thinking helps organisations better control and reduce their quality and environmental risks by focusing their limited monitoring, control and improvement resources on those processes, suppliers, products, assets and services that represent their highest risk exposure.

When it comes to implementing risk-based thinking, organisations can choose from two basic approaches (i) qualitative or (ii) quantitative. The standards don't prescribe which approach should be used. It just needs to be consistent with an organisation's internal and external risk context.

While the qualitative approach may appear the easiest and least costly to implement, it has one serious weakness; which was highlighted by US author and quality guru H. James Harrington, when he said;

"If you cannot measure something, you cannot understand it.
If you cannot understand it, you cannot control it. If you cannot control it, you cannot improve it."
H. James Harrington, US Quality Guru and Author

What are the Benefits?

  • Quantitative risk measurement

  • Quantitative risk measurement
  • Effective risk control

  • Effective risk control
  • Objective performance evaluation and reporting

  • Objective performance evaluation and reporting
  • Continual performance improvement

  • Continual performance improvement
  • Optimized risk monitoring

  • Optimized risk monitoring
  • Scientific non-conformance analysis and reporting

  • Scientific non-conformance analysis and reporting
  • Full assessment and approval trail

  • Full assessment and approval trail
  • Take the next step

  • Take the next step

Unlike other software solutions, Compliance Master uses internationally published statistical sampling methods to quantitatively measure and control an organisation's quality and environmental risks within specified limits.21 If you want to read more about how we have incorporated these proven statistical sampling methods into our cloud-based auditing and inspection software click here

 

Compliance Master uses the same proven statistical sampling methods to quantitatively control an organisation's quality risk exposure, by only releasing or accepting batches of products and services that fall within an organization's specified risk limits i.e. risk appetite. Environmental risks are controlled by identifying and correcting process weaknesses before they have a chance to adversely impact on organisation's goals and objectives.

Compliance Risk Management System

Compliance Master uses evaluates the capacity of each process, asset and supplier to consistently achieve an organisation's specified risk appetite over consecutive audits and inspections, and to assign it an objective performance rating i.e. Good, Excellent and Poor. The performance rating for each process, asset and supplier is then aggregated and displayed in an easy-to-understand dashboard, which can be assessed by authorised stakeholders across all organization levels and locations.

Continual improvement is facilitated by enabling top-management and process-owners to quickly understand where the organisation is most risk exposed. From here, they can focus limited improvement resources where they will generate maximum benefit i.e. risk reduction.

Continual improvement is also be facilitated by making process-owners. asset-managers and suppliers more responsible for their risk control performance i.e. incentives and penalties.

The software's scientific analytics can also help stakeholders better understand the causes of unacceptable risk performance, and how they can be avoided in future.

Compliance Master automatically calculates the optimum level of audit and inspection rigor required for each process and supplier i.e. sample-size and frequency..

This calculation is risk-based i.e. processes and suppliers with an "Excellent" performance-rating are monitored less rigorously than those with a "Good" or "Poor" performance-rating.

This dynamic, risk-based approach to process auditing and inspection is far more efficient and effective than conventional methods, and ensures an organization's limited monitoring resources are always focused on its areas of highest risk exposure.

Analysis and Reporting

Compliance Master's in-built scientific analytics make it easy for process-owners, asset managers and suppliers to quickly identify, prioritise and correct the causes of unacceptable risk control performance; before they can impact organisation goals and objectives. Reports can be directly emailed to internal and external stakeholders, or downloaded in MS Excel and pdf formats for futher analysis and reporting purposes.

Compliance Master records the details of all process, asset, supplier, product and service inspections including the date and time of each product inspection, who undertook the inspection, who approved the results, and who was responsible for overseeing any rework or process improvements.

With just a couple of clicks, authorised stakeholders are able to quickly view individual audit and inspection results including, auditor and inspector comments, attached documentation, supporting photographic evidence, and rejection / approval details.

Significant benefits now await those organisations seeking to create a new risk-based monitoring, control and improvement paradigm. The methods and technology exist - all that remains is for you to take the next step.

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21The acceptance sampling procedures used by Compliance Master® are based on AS 1199.1-2003 Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes, Part 1: Sampling schemed indexed by acceptance quality limit (AQL) for lot-by-lot inspection. These procedures are the same as those found in ISO 2859.1:1999 apart from minor variations in terminology. These methods are used with the permission from SAI Global under license 1004-c068. To purchase this standard online follow link: http://www.saiglobal.com.