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#1 ladytygrr

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:26 PM

I think I might be reaching too far but here it goes:

 

Can we include steps we've taken to become compliant (either regulatorily {<= new word!} or with the standard) as continuous improvement or does our continuous improvement not "count" until after our programs are in place and running?

 

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:20 PM

Include them. it shows a base starting point to what you have achieved. The auditors that i have dealt with in the past love seeing continual improvement from day one. Does it "count"? Give or take. It is my opinion that it certainly puts you in a better light in the auditors mind.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 12:25 PM

Thanks, brianweber. I was of the same thought: if we're putting in the work it's worth documenting to show we're striving to move forward and improve.

 

Unfortunately, others' here feel that type of documentation is a waste of time; I take notes at every meeting anyway so I'll just keep documenting and organizing. If an auditor isn't impressed, no harm, no foul; if they are then I'll ask for a bonus.  :roflmao:


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:18 PM

Include everything and if you used the services of an SQF Registered Consultant that should be on the list as well.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:14 PM

Thank you, Brian and GOC. I'm taking your advice and am documenting all the "honey do's" I'm asking of other departments. 

 

Thanks a bunch - Happy Friday Eve!


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