December, 2000 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9000 Standards to be Published on December 15, 2000

Dec 12, 2000 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The revised ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 standards have been overwhelmingly approved by ISO’s membership of national standards institutes. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced it will publish the year 2000 revisions of its ISO 9000 series of quality management standards on December 15, 2000. Compared to the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) versions, only minor “editorial” modifications to improve clarity have been made to the texts which will be published as International Standards...

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Schedule of RAB-Approved ISO 9001:2000 Transition Classes

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Our Auditor Refresher for ISO 9001:2000 was one of the first courses approved by the RAB for the required transition training for certified auditors and lead auditors. However, the course is also valuable for trained internal auditors wanting to understand the new ISO 9001:2000 requirements and recognize how their audit methods may be affected. Our first public class was held in Atlanta, Georgia on November 20-21. We had limited the class to 25 students and they all said they would recommend the course to others. In fact, the overall course...

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Key Changes in the ISO 9001:2000 Standard

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Most ISO 9001:1994 requirements are included in the ISO 9001:2000 standard. Some of the key changes in the new standard are: New process-oriented structure and a more logical sequence of contents Continual improvement process to enhance the quality management system Increased emphasis on the role of top management Consideration of legal and regulatory requirements Establishment of measurable objectives at relevant functions and levels Application concept (clause 1.2) to cope with a wide spectrum of organizations and activities Monitoring of...

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Online Magazines are a Quality Resource

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View these Quality Digest articles by clicking on their titles: Ensuring a Successful Simulation Modeling Project ISO 14001 Brings Change and Delivers Profits QS-9000 Drives Automotive Supplier Development Patient Safety, Six Sigma and ISO 9000 Quality Management 2000 Flowcharting & Process Simulation Software Buyers Guide  See these recent Quality magazine articles: Howmet Inspects Critical Parts in a Nondestructive Way Unlikely Initiative Tackles NDT Standards Software Helps You Mind Your APQPs Fix Your Grinding Problems Put Cells...

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Information Documents are Available for ISO 9001:2000

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You now have free electronic access to supplementary materials for ISO 9001:2000. Due to the dynamic nature of this information, these documents are subject to updating on a continuous basis. Descriptions and links to the documents are provided below: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): This is a comprehensive database of frequently asked questions and answers, designed to provide a concise and informative mechanism to assist users in understanding all aspects of the Year 2000 revisions. The questions address product introduction and...

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Word Count Shows the Emphasis of ISO 9001:2000

Dec 11, 2000 in Newsletter | 0 comments

ISO 9001:2000 has placed more emphasis on customers, customer satisfaction, planning, quality objectives, and improvement. This increased focus can be demonstrated by counting its use of these words compared to the ISO 9001:1994 standard: The word Customer is now used 48 times instead of 18 times Customer Satisfaction appears 8 times compared to only once The words Plan, Planned, or Planning occur 32 times versus 20 times Quality Objective can be found 11 times instead of only twice Improve or Improvement are included 21 times...

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