December, 2014 Newsletter Articles

Whittington Speaks on ISO 9001:2015

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ISO 9001:2015 – Plan for the Changes Presented by Larry Whittington ASQ Atlanta Dinner Meeting Thursday, January 22, 2015 The new edition of ISO 9001 is coming and will be a major revision of the current standard. Are you aware of the significant changes? Will your organization be ready to successfully make the transition? Larry Whittington will be the presenter. He has trained, consulted, and audited on all four of the ISO 9001 editions (1987, 1994, 2000, and 2008) and will guide us on how to prepare for the 2015 edition. Presentation...

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ISO 9001 to FDIS

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The ISO 9001 Draft International Standard (DIS) was recently put to a vote according to ISO procedures and received nearly 90% approval, which allows it to progress to the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) stage. Experts in the ISO subcommittee revising the standard will now go through all the comments received during the DIS vote in order to produce a final draft which will then be put forward for voting. Once approved, the standard can then be published. The new fifth edition of ISO 9001 is expected by the end of 2015 and will...

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ISO 9001:2015, 4.1

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The first requirements clause of ISO/DIS 9001:2015, clause 4, Context of the Organization, has four sub-clauses: 4. Context of the Organization 4.1 Understanding the Organization and its Context 4.2 Understanding the Needs and Expectations of Interested Parties 4.3 Determining the Scope of the Quality Management System 4.4 Quality Management System and its Processes This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 4.1 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. The other articles in this newsletter describe clauses 4.2,...

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ISO 9001:2015, 4.2

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This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 4.2 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 4.2 Understanding the Needs and Expectations of Interested Parties Due to their impact, or potential impact, on your ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable legal requirements, determine: Interested parties that are relevant to system Relevant requirements of these interested parties Monitor and review information about these interested parties and their relevant...

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ISO 9001:2015, 4.3

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This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 4.3 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 4.3 Determining the Scope of the Quality Management System Determine the boundaries and applicability of the system to establish its scope. When determining the scope, consider: External and internal issues (see 4.1) Requirements of interested parties (see 4.2) Products and services of organization Apply the requirements of ISO 9001 when they can be applied within the scope. If an organization can’t apply a...

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ISO 9001:2015, 4.4

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This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 4.4 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 4.4 Quality Management System and its Processes Establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve the quality management system, including the processes needed and their interactions, per ISO 9001 requirements. Determine the processes needed for the system and their application throughout the organization. Determine for these processes the: Inputs required and outputs expected; Sequence and interaction; Criteria and...

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Energy Management

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An effective energy management system is an essential business ingredient. Are you aware of the ISO standards for energy management systems? ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems — Requirements with guidance for use ISO 50001 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption. The...

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