June, 2003 Newsletter Articles

Guidance on Statistical Techniques for ISO 9001:2000

Jun 20, 2003 in Newsletter | 0 comments

ISO/TR 10017:2003 has been released to provide guidance on the use of statistical techniques for ISO 9001:2000. The technical report covers the selection of statistical techniques that may be useful in developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an ISO 9001-based quality management system. This is done by examining the ISO 9001 requirements that involve the use of quantitative data, and then identifying and describing the statistical techniques that can be useful when applied to such data. You can order a copy for $76.00 at the ANSI...

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Registration Totals

Jun 20, 2003 in Newsletter | 0 comments

As of March, 2003, the total number of registrations for ISO 9000 and related standards in the USA were: Standard ISO 9000 AS9100 TL 9000 QS-9000 TS 16949 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 Totals 42,245 572 193 8,409 97 523 2739 ISO 9000 includes ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9001:1994, ISO 9002:1994, and ISO 9003:1994. AS9100 includes AS9100 and AS9000. ISO 13485 includes ISO 13485 and ISO...

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Transition to Process Auditing

Jun 20, 2003 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Auditing with the Process Approach ISO 9001:2000 promotes the process approach by its structure and requirements. Yet, many internal audit programs still conduct audits by clause instead of by process. A “process” is an activity that uses resources to transform inputs into outputs. The output of one process is often the input to another process. The “process approach” identifies the system of related processes, along with their interaction and management. Organizations must identify and manage numerous linked activities to function...

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