September, 2002 Newsletter Articles

Top Ten Registrars in the United States

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According to the Quality System Update Registrar Index, the top ten ISO 9000 registrars in the United States are (based on numbers of certificates):   1 BSI 3714   2 QMI 3121   3 UL 2866   4 BVQI 2431   5 PJR 2411   6 DNV 2307   7 LRQA 2018   8 Intertek 1755   9 NQA 1729 10 NSF ISR 1590 These ten registrars have issued almost two-thirds of all the current ISO 9000 certificates in the United...

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DaimlerChrysler Sets July 1, 2004 Deadline

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DaimlerChrysler has announced a July 1, 2004 deadline for its suppliers to achieve ISO/TS 16949 registration. The letter issued to its suppliers stated:  In October of 1999, we communicated to you our acceptance of quality registration to either VDA 6.1 or QS-9000. You were also informed that registration to ISO/TS 16949, including company specifics, would be acceptable as quality registration. An added note was that this new Technical Specification may become the Quality Management standard of the future. DaimlerChrysler is a global...

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ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 at Record Levels

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Record increases took place last year in the number of registration certificates issued to organizations for ISO 9000 quality management systems and ISO 14000 environmental management systems. This record setting development was revealed in the 11th cycle of The ISO Survey of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Certificates. The annual survey by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides a snapshot of the worldwide impact of ISO’s best-known standards. ISO 9000: By the end of December 2001, at least 510,616 ISO 9000...

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Chrysler, Ford, and GM on ISO/TS 16949:2002

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DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors sent a joint letter to their automotive suppliers in August, 2002 regarding the recognition of ISO /TS 16949:2002 and the expiration of QS-9000:1998. They reminded their suppliers that the agreement between QS-9000 and ISO to include ISO 9001:1994 in QS-9000:1998 expires on December 14, 2006. Beyond that date, ISO/TS 16949:2002 will replace QS-9000. Suppliers currently registered to QS-9000 were strongly urged to upgrade their sites to ISO/TS 16949:2002 at the expiration of their current QS-9000...

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Single or Multiple ISO 9001 Certificates

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Due to timing differences or process variations, some organizations have accumulated separate registration certificates across their sites. While that might have been the best solution at the time, these organizations should consider merging the registrations into a single scope of registration and certificate. If an organization qualifies, the benefits of a single, multi-site certificate are: Single audit of shared services Sampling plan for remote sites Reduced audit visits and costs More uniform system over time Of course, the remote...

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