January, 2015 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015, 5.1

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ISO/DIS 9001:2015, in 3.05, defines Top Management as the person or group of people who directs and controls an organization at the highest level (for the scope of the quality management system). Clause 5 of ISO/DIS 9001:2015 has three sub-clauses: 5. Leadership 5.1 Leadership and Commitment 5.2 Quality Policy 5.3 Organizational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 5.1 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. Other articles in this newsletter describe clauses 5.2...

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ISO 9001:2015, 5.2

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This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 5.2 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 5.2 Quality Policy 5.2.1 Top management must establish, review, and maintain a quality policy that: is appropriate to the purpose and context of the organization; provides a framework for setting and reviewing quality objectives; includes a commitment to satisfy applicable requirements; includes a commitment to continual improvement of system. 5.2.2 The quality policy must be: available as documented...

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ISO 9001:2015, 5.3

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This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 5.3 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 5.3 Organizational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities Top management must ensure that the responsibilities and authorities for relevant roles are assigned, communicated, and understood within the organization. Assign the responsibility and authority to: ensure that the system conforms to the requirements of ISO 9001; ensure that the processes are delivering their intended outputs; report on the performance of the...

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ISO 90003:2014

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ISO 90003:2014, “Software engineering – Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2008 to computer software” has been published. It provides guidance for organizations in the application of ISO 9001:2008 to the acquisition, supply, development, operation, and maintenance of computer software and related support services. ISO 90003:2014 does not add to or otherwise change the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. The guidelines provided in ISO 90003:2014 are not intended to be used as assessment criteria in quality management system...

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ISO/CD 37001

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A committee draft of ISO 37001, “Anti-bribery management systems”, is available. According to World Bank estimates, more than 1 trillion dollars (or 3 % of the world GDP) is paid annually in bribes. In many cases, it is tolerated as a necessary part of “getting business done” or “circumventing bureaucratic red tape”. According to an international study, 27 % of the 3,000 business people surveyed reported that they had lost business due to bribery by their competitors. The damage caused by bribery to...

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Audit Conference

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Mark down October 29-30, 2015 on your calendar for the annual ASQ Audit Conference. The theme for the 2015 conference will be “Audits: Improving Performance, Managing Risk, Driving Customer Satisfaction and Revenue”. The conference will be held at the Peppermill Resort, Spa, and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Conference Overview: To achieve effective results, auditors are expected to influence managerial decision making with their audit findings. This conference focuses on the auditor’s role in identifying quality system issues to...

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Energy Management

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An “Energy Management” article in our December 2014 newsletter described the ISO 50000 series of energy management standards and provided an overview of: ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use ISO 50002:2014, Energy audits – Requirements with guidance for use ISO 50003:2014, Energy management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems The article mentioned three other energy management standards that would soon be...

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