Management Review

Management Review of your Food Safety Management System

Management review is a meeting where top management
focuses entirely on the performance of the management system.  A company can gain tremendous improvements with effective management reviews. A typical structure for this system is to have meetings on a scheduled basis, quarterly is
effective in many cases, and follow a structured agenda addressing the
required items in the standard and topics specific to your
organization- remembering that the focus is performance of the
management system.

The foundation of management review is the quality goals and objectives established as the management system is designed and built. This is the key benchmark that the performance of the system will be measured against. Management review will also be where these goals and objectives will be evaluated and updated to keep them relevant and to drive continual improvement. I can’t emphasize enough what a valuable tool management review is. I have seen more
gains and improvements out of this piece of the management system than
any others. When done effectively and with commitment. It truly drives
continual improvement.

One Response to Management Review

  1. cweber July 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    If you are looking to become certified as a lead auditor for those standards you must attend a lead assessor course. These are not typically offered online; they are usually an onsite 40 hour course with an exam. Once you pass the exam you will also need to perform third party audits under the observation of a certified lead auditor before you are certified as an auditor.

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