May, 2005 Newsletter Articles

Become a Better Auditor

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The following article appeared in Issue 6 of INform, the online magazine from the International Register of Certificated Auditors. For more information, go to (http://www.irca.org/inform/issue6/front_cover.htm).  For many auditors, the job has become one of ever greater demands. At one end of the scale there is the strain of increasing paperwork burdens. At the other there is a client who your company wants as a customer, but who you know does not meet the requirements of the standard. With high levels of stress and falling job...

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Rules for ISO/TS 16949:2002 Audits

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The initial certification audit for ISO/TS 16949:2002 is performed in two stages: 1) Readiness Review and 2) Site Audit. The stage 1 Readiness Review will be one or two days on-site to determine if the organization is prepared for the stage 2 Site Audit. The following documentation must be provided to the audit team for the Readiness Review: description of processes showing sequence and interaction key indicators and performance trends for past 12 months evidence all ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements are addressed quality manual for each site to...

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Quick Reference for ISO/TS 16949:2002

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A clause-by-clause summary of the ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements has been added to our web site. An example is shown below with the additional ISO/TS 16949:2002 clauses highlighted by asterisks in the TS column. ISO/TS 16949:2002 Clauses TS Summary of Requirements 4. Quality Management System     4.1 General Requirements Implement quality system and continually improve it 4.1.1 General Requirements -Supplemental * Remain responsible for any outsourced processes 4.2 Documentation Requirements 4.2.1 General Include the...

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ISO 10014 to “Show Us the Money!”

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ISO/DIS 10014, Quality Management Systems: Guidelines for Realizing Financial and Economic Benefits, aims to provide financial arguments for implementing or updating a quality management system. Tommie J. Johansson is the convener, and Paul C. Palmes is the secretary, of the working group for ISO 10014. They wrote a recent article in ISO Management Systems that was titled, “Show me the money!” How quality management systems affect the bottom line. They point out that quality programs are an investment and should be assessed in...

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AS and TS Additions for Internal Audit

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The aerospace (AS9100) and automotive (ISO/TS 16949) industry versions of ISO 9001:2000 add requirements beyond those in clause 8.2.2 for internal audit. You should examine these extra requirements to see if they might be good additions for your internal audit policies and procedures. AS9100:2004 (Revision B) The aerospace standard expands on ISO 9001:2000 with these additional internal audit requirements: 8.2.2 Internal Audit Detailed tools and techniques must be developed, such as checksheets, process flowcharts, or any similar...

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