Top 5 Ways Manufacturers Fall Short on ISO 9001 Audits

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Start Date

January 12, 2022 11:00 am

End Date

January 12, 2022 11:30 am




Polaris MEP



What are the top 5 ways manufacturers fail an ISO 9001 audit? And what can RI Manufacturing quality leads do to prevent that outcome? Quality expert Chris Cinieri offers guidance in this quick-moving webinar.

In working with Rhode Island’s smaller and medium-sized manufacturers to prepare for and successfully maintain quality certifications, Polaris MEP has spotted some common reasons why manufacturers fail an ISO 9001 audit.

Project Manager Chris Cinieri leads the Rhode Island chapter of the ASQ (American Society for Quality). Learn about the top 5 ways he’s seen companies come up short on their audit — and how quality leads at RI manufacturing businesses can prevent that outcome.


  • Rhode Island manufacturers working on their own ISO 9001 journey
  • Manufacturing companies that have already been certified, and are preparing for an ISO 9001 audit
  • Owners, Managers, Engineers, Operations team members, internal auditors


Rhode Island Manufacturing consulting Project Manager Chris CinieriWith more than 20 years of manufacturing experience working in a commercial food environment, Chris Cinieri has worked in production, distribution, and quality systems; most recently serving as a Continuous Improvement Manager.

As a Project Manager for Polaris MEP, he applies his experience to help Rhode Island manufacturing companies enjoy a successful journey to ISO Certification.

Chris holds a Quality Auditor Certification and a Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality and serves on the local ASQ leadership team.

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