April, 2015 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015 Class

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Enrollment is open for our new two day “ISO 9001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance” course. The student fee is $795 and includes lunch both days. Larry Whittington will be the instructor for the classes listed below: August 18-19, 2015 in Atlanta, GA SpringHill Suites – Atlanta Airport Gateway 2091 Convention Center Concourse College Park, GA 30337 770-907-8880770-907-8880 Reservation Link for $149 Room Rate Free breakfast and Internet Free ATL SkyTrain Parking fee waived for students September 15-16, 2015 in Orlando,...

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Types of Changes

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ISO/DIS 9001:2015 introduces the terms “planned” change, “unplanned” change, and “unintended” change. What are the differences? Planned Change An example of this usage in ISO 9001:2015 is clause 6.3, Planning of Changes: “Where the organization determines the need for change to the quality management system (see 4.4) the change shall be carried out in a planned and systematic manner.” A “planned” change is based on a deliberate decision to make a needed change. A planned change is...

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Risk Assessment

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All of us manage risk in our everyday lives. It comes so naturally, that most of us don’t have to stop and think about the actions we take to reduce risk. You wear a helmet when biking. You walk across at the light. You use your seatbelt in the car. You wash your hands before eating. But at work, we are often unprepared for the risks that may keep us from achieving our business objectives. To understand how we can better control business risks, let’s start by defining “risk”. What is Risk? Risk is the “effect of...

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ISO 9001:2015 Webinar

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ISO 9001:2015 – Planning for the Changes 1:00 PM ET – Thursday, June 11, 2015 The new 2015 edition of the ISO 9001 quality management system standard is coming soon and will be a major revision of the current 2008 edition. Are you aware of the significant changes? Will your organization be ready to make a timely and successful transition? This one hour webinar by Larry Whittington will explain the key ISO 9001:2015 requirement changes and how they may affect your quality management system. Larry, who has trained, consulted, and...

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ISO 9001:2015, 8.1

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Previous newsletter articles have described the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 planned requirements and changes for clause 4 (Context of the Organization), clause 5 (Leadership), clause 6 (Planning for the Quality Management System), and Clause 7 (Support). Clause 8, Operation, has seven sub-clauses: 8.1 Operational Planning and Control 8.2 Determination of Requirements for Products and Services 8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services 8.4 Control of Externally Provided Products and Services 8.5 Production and Service Provision 8.6 Release of...

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ISO 9001:2015, 8.2

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Previous newsletter articles have described the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 planned requirements and changes for clause 4 (Context of the Organization), clause 5 (Leadership), clause 6 (Planning for the Quality Management System), and Clause 7 (Support). Clause 8, Operation, has seven sub-clauses: 8.1 Operational Planning and Control 8.2 Determination of Requirements for Products and Services 8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services 8.4 Control of Externally Provided Products and Services 8.5 Production and Service Provision 8.6 Release of...

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