September, 2003 Newsletter Articles

Quality Conference: October 27-28, 2003

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The Southeastern Quality Conference will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on October 27-28, 2003. The conference is sponsored by the Atlanta ASQ Section, Institute of Industrial Engineers, and Georgia Tech Economic Development Institute. Thirty speakers in up to four conference tracks will present quality subjects across a variety of industry sectors. The price is only $275 with early registration (before September 15, 2003) and includes lunch both days. A partial list of speakers includes: Larry Whittington on ISO...

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ISO 10007:2003 for Configuration Management

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ISO 10007:2003 provides organizations with guidelines for “configuration management” to help them improve customer satisfaction and product quality by managing the activities related to product design and maintenance. Use of ISO 10007 should provide a better understanding of, and control over, the physical and functional changes to products, as well as, the subsequent effects on documents, processes, and resources throughout their life cycle. For example, the components of a vehicle are heavily interrelated and any change made to...

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Toughest ISO 9001:2000 Requirements (8.5.3)

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In an earlier newsletter, I identified twelve ISO 9001:2000 clauses as the toughest requirements to interpret and implement.Clauses 4.1, 5.1, 5.4.1, 5.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3, 7.3.1, 7.5.2, 8.2.1, 8.4, and 8.5.1 have been addressed in past newsletters. This article completes the list with clause 8.5.3, Preventive Action..  ISO 9001:2000, clause 8.5.3, states The organization shall determine action to eliminate the causes of potential nonconformities in order to prevent their occurrence. Preventive actions shall be appropriate to the effects of the...

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ISO 10006:2003 for Quality in Business Projects

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ISO 10006:2003, Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects, offers a structured approach for the optimal management of all processes involved in the development of any project (that may cut across both the internal and external boundaries of organizations involved in its development). It can be used by organizations to ensure that they are applying the process-based approach of ISO 9001:2000 to projects, although the use of ISO 10006 in third-party certification is not a requirement. It can, however, be...

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