February, 2002 Newsletter Articles

2nd Edition of ISO/TS 16949 Expected by March 2002

Feb 20, 2002 in Newsletter | 0 comments

ISO/TS 16949 for the automotive industry has been revised for ISO 9001:2000. Although the US delegation voted No, the draft  document received a 79% approval. An approval vote of 67% is needed to ratify an ISO Technical Specification, so publication is expected by March of this year. Since 8 countries voted No, the release of ISO/TS 16949 may end up being delayed to accommodate their concerns and comments. As a result, automotive suppliers should wait for the official final version instead of using the draft document that was approved. Watch...

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Required ISO 9001:2000 Documents

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Clause 4.2.1 of ISO 9001:2000 identifies the requirement for a quality policy, quality objectives, quality manual, and procedures. Documented Statement of Quality Policy ISO 9001:2000, clause 5.3, requires top management to ensure the quality policy is: Appropriate to the purpose of the organization A framework for establishing and reviewing quality objectives Communicated and understood within the organization Reviewed for continuing suitability The policy must include a commitment to comply with requirements and continually improve...

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Requirement Differences from ISO 9001:1994

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The key differences for the first five of the ISO 9001:1994 clauses are shown below (with the corresponding ISO 9001:2000 clause numbers identified).   4.1 Management Responsibility Emphasis on top management commitment (5.1) Policy on requirements and improvement (5.3.b) Measurable objectives at relevant levels (5.4.1) Awareness of customer requirements (5.1.a; 5.5.2.c) Resources for improvement and satisfaction (6.1.a) Requirement for internal communication (5.5.3) More duties for management representative...

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Summary of ISO 9001:2000 Requirements

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5. Management Responsibility 5.1 Management Commitment Top management must provide evidence of its commitment to develop and implement the quality management system, as well as, continually improve its effectiveness by: Expressing the importance of meeting requirements Establishing the quality policy and quality objectives Conducting management reviews Ensuring the availability of necessary resources 5.2 Customer Focus Top management must ensure customer requirements are determined and met in order to improve customer...

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