I'm curious about what other Covers' experience is with this...
I've talked recently with some Quality people in industries both the same and entirely different than the industry I'm in right now (steel), and have heard several make the comment, "Well, you really put a Quality System in place, get it certified and then it runs itself."
Am I just incompetent or am I missing something, because that statement makes me CRAZY!
I've worked with Quality in both large and small settings and I've yet to run across a system that "runs itself." Interestingly, the last person I talked to about this then went on to admit they are "barely squeaking by" in audits and their system is really quite weak.
The other thing here is I've seen a lot of postings lately for "consultants" and even "short-term Quality Managers" where companies seem to be buying into the thought that you can hire someone for 6 months to put a system in place and then send them on their way - the thing will run itself, right?
Is this a new trend or ??? What are your thoughts?