November, 2015 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015, 9.2

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This article provides a summary of the Internal Audit requirements as stated in the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. The internal audit differences from ISO 9001:2008 are identified. 9.2 Internal Audit 9.2.1 Conduct internal audits at planned intervals to provide information on whether the quality management system (QMS): Conforms to the organization’s own requirements for its QMS Conforms to the requirements of this international standard (ISO 9001) Is effectively implemented and maintained 9.2.2 The organization must: Plan, establish,...

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ISO Certificates

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ISO has released the results of its annual survey of certifications. The summary below shows the number of worldwide certificates issued for seven of the management system standards, along with the USA totals and the top ten countries. ISO 9001 (Quality) Certificates in 2014 = 1,138,155 (USA = 33,008) Certificates in 2013 = 1,126,460 (USA = 34,869) Increase = +11,695 (USA = -1861) Percentage = +1% (USA = -5%) Note: According to ISO, the USA decrease in 2014 is explained by a major contributor reporting significantly less certificates than in...

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Counterfeit Parts

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(The following is an extract from an article that appeared in the NTS newsletter) Electronics are an indispensable part of our lives today. Whether you’re flying an airplane or driving a car, talking on your phone or using your computer, a majority of our life is enabled by electronic components. Unfortunately, electronic components in consumer electronics, cars, military and commercial planes are increasingly being counterfeited. Fake components lead to product failures and can even cause personal injury and death. The Serious Problem...

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ISO 9001:2015 Class

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Enrollment is open for our 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: November 12-13, 2015 in Atlanta, GA Enrollment Closed January 26-27, 2016 in Atlanta, GA SpringHill Suites – Atlanta Airport Gateway 2091 Convention Center Concourse College Park, GA 30337 770-907-8880 Group Rate Reservation Link Free breakfast and Internet Free ATL SkyTrain Parking fee waived for...

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Strategic Directions

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According to a recent Gartner report, “Top Strategic Predictions for 2016 and Beyond: The Future Is a Digital Thing”, the dramatic rise of smart machines and autonomous devices is driving radical shifts in business practices and individual behaviors. Enterprises and individuals face the urgent need to define and develop harmonious relationships between people and machines. Gartner’s top predictions for 2016 and beyond continue to offer a look into the digital future, a world driven by algorithms and smart machines, where...

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ISO 14001:2015 Class

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Enrollment is open for our 1.5 day “ISO 14001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance” course. The student fee is $725 and includes lunch on the first day. Larry Whittington will be the instructor for the classes listed below: November 10-11, 2015 in Atlanta, GA SpringHill Suites – Atlanta Airport Gateway 2091 Convention Center Concourse College Park, GA 30337 770-907-8880 Reservation link for $149 rate Free breakfast and Internet Free ATL SkyTrain Parking fee waived for students February 24-25 in Orlando, FL SpringHill...

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