August, 2012 Newsletter Articles

Counterfeit Parts

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(This article is reprinted with permission from the NQA Update Newsletter) In the past, we have published two articles about counterfeit parts, their impact on businesses, and what the industry is doing about addressing this growing concern. In light of the fact that the AS6081 standard is still in draft form, but the accreditation rules for that standard are in the course of being drafted, we are republishing both of those articles again here. Counterfeit Parts Impacting Product Quality, by Kevin Beard Counterfeit Parts Impacting the Global...

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Webinar – Corrective Action

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Webinar: Get Tough on Corrective Actions Presenter: Larry Whittington Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT) Duration: One Hour Price: $199 Click Here to Register Overview Do you seem to be reporting some of the same nonconformities from audit to audit? Isn’t that frustrating? Why isn’t the auditee fixing the problems? It may be partly your fault. Accepting weak corrective actions will lead to repeat nonconformities. Why are organizations having a hard time taking effective corrective action? It may be...

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Webinar – Auditee Bill of Rights

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Webinar: The Auditee Bill of Rights Presenter: Larry Whittington Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT) Duration: One Hour Price: $199 Click Here to Register Overview As an audited organization, do you stand up for your rights? Or, to avoid conflict, do you just accept whatever comes your way during the audit experience? Maybe it is time for an Auditee Bill of Rights! This one-hour webinar will explain your rights as an auditee. You’ll learn what to expect and demand from your auditors and certification bodies....

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Environmental Assessments

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ISO 14044:2006 specifies environmental management requirements and guidance for life cycle assessment (LCA) studies and life cycle inventory (LCI) studies. Two ISO technical reports have been published this year that provide life cycle assessment examples. ISO/TR 14047:2012, Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Illustrative examples on how to apply ISO 14044 to impact assessment situations, provides examples to illustrate the current practice of life cycle impact assessments. ISO/TR 14049:2012, Environmental...

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Audit Conference

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Larry Whittington will speak on “Audit Sampling” at the 21st Annual ASQ Audit Conference on October 11-12, 2012 in Augusta, GA. Auditors know it may not be practical to examine all available evidence due to its volume and dispersal. In those cases, a sample is selected to evaluate against the audit criteria and form the audit conclusion. The risk is that the sample may not be representative of the total set of people, documents, practices, and records being assessed. As a result, the audit conclusion may be different than if the...

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