July, 2003 Newsletter Articles

Find Out Who Is ISO 9001 Registered

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If you want to see if a company is registered to ISO 9001, or want to identify all registered companies in a specific city or state, see this web site: http://www.whosregistered.com Click on the icon to the left of the displayed company name to see the firm’s scope statement and the name of their registrar.

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Guidelines for Publicizing ISO 9001 Registration

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Free, updated guidelines providing organizations with “good practice” for publicizing their certification to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards are now available. The new edition has been revised to take into account ISO 9001:2000. You can view the document online, or download the Word file, at: <http://www.iso.org/iso/en/iso9000-14000/publicizing/index.html>. The introduction to the new edition of Publicizing your ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 certification says, “By using ISO’s guidelines, you will avoid the...

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Toughest ISO 9001:2000 Requirements (8.4)

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In an earlier newsletter, I identified twelve ISO 9001:2000 clauses as the toughest requirements to understand and meet with conforming practices. Clauses 4.1, 5.1, 5.4.1, 5.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3, 7.3.1, 7.5.2, and 8.2.1 have been addressed in past newsletters. This article picks up with clause 8.4, Analysis of Data. ISO 9001:2000, clause 8.4 : The organization shall determine, collect, and analyze appropriate data to demonstrate the suitability and effectiveness of the quality management system and to evaluate where continual improvement of the...

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Transition to ISO/TS 16949:2002

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According to Hank Gryn, DaimlerChrysler’s representative to the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), car companies representing 80% of all vehicle sales will migrate their suppliers from QS-9000:1998 to ISO/TS 16949:2002 by 12/15/06. DaimlerChrysler, Renault, and PeugeotCitreon have set an earlier date of 7/1/04 for suppliers to move from QS-9000:1998 to ISO/TS 16949:2002. All ISO/TS 16949:1999 organizations must complete the transition by 12/15/04. Go to <http://www.iaob.org> to see the DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General...

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Top Management as Ethical Role Models

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The 2003 Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence has placed extra emphasis on ethical activities. Don Evans, US Commerce Secretary, says “For America to have a sound economy, we need sound businesses with ethical, responsible leaders.” The Baldrige leadership criteria now asks how the organization’s governance system ensures management and fiscal accountability and independence in audits, while protecting stockholder and stakeholder interests. The Results category now asks for evidence of fiscal accountability, ethical...

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