January, 2016 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015, 8.1

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Clause 8, Operation, has seven sub-clauses: 8.1 Operational Planning and Control 8.2 Requirements for Products and Services 8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services 8.4 Control of Externally Provided Processes, Products, and Services 8.5 Production and Service Provision 8.6 Release of Products and Services 8.7 Control of Nonconforming Outputs This article is on 8.1, Operational Planning and Control. Requirements: Plan, implement, and control the processes (see 4.4) needed to meet the requirements for the provision of products and...

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Value of IoT

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Any business that fails to invest heavily in the internet of things in the next 10 years is unlikely to be able to remain competitive. The value of the internet of things (IoT) may exceed the hype, according to research by the McKinsey Global Institute. They estimate that the total potential value of IoT will be between $3.9 trillion and $11.1 trillion a year by 2025. The McKinsey research says that most of this value will come from operations and equipment optimization in factories, chore automation and security in the home, automation in the...

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Transition to ISO 9001:2015

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Larry Whittington presented “ISO 9001:2015 – Plan for the Changes” at the ASQ Audit Conference in Reno, Nevada. This article shares information from the transition guidance part of that presentation. ISO 9001:2015 was issued on September 15, 2015. Organizations certified to ISO 9001:2008 have a three year transition period to make their move to the new standard before ISO 9001:2008 is withdrawn. As you plan for the transition, remember to obtain funding for your transition activities. You will need to arrange for training on...

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2015 Edition Classes

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We are offering public ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 courses on “Requirements and Transition Guidance” in Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL. ISO 9001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance Enrollment for our 2.0 day “ISO 9001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance” course is $795 and includes lunch both days. February 22-23, 2015 in Orlando, FL SpringHill Suites – Orlando Airport 5828 Hazeltine National Drive Orlando, FL 32822 407-816-5533 Group Rate Reservation Link Free breakfast and Internet Free airport...

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OHSA Top Ten

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s top ten most cited violations for fiscal year 2015 are: 1. Fall Protection – General Requirements Standard 1926.501 Total Violations= 7,402 This standard outlines where fall protection is required, which systems are appropriate for given situations, the proper constructions and installation of safety systems, and the proper supervision of employees to prevent falls. It is designed to protect employees on walking and working surfaces (horizontal or vertical) with an...

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ISO 9004 Revision

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ISO 9001:2015 was published in September 2015. However, its companion standard, ISO 9004:2009, was not revised and released. ISO 9004:2009, Managing for the sustained success of an organization – A quality management approach, provides guidance for organizations to support the achievement of sustained success through a quality management approach. A project to revise ISO 9004 has been approved and a working draft is being developed. It is expected to follow a three year development program, which would put its release in 2018. The work...

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New ISO/TS 9002 Standard

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A new standard, ISO/TS 9002, Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015, is being developed to assist users in implementing an ISO 9001-based quality management system. The Technical Specification (TS) is intended to be informative and provide guidance on the requirements in ISO 9001, with a clause by clause correlation to clauses 4-10 in ISO 9001. ISO/TS 9002 will not add new requirements to ISO 9001. However, it will give examples of what an organization can do. These examples will not be definitive and only represent possibilities, not...

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Gap Analysis Checklists

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Larry Whittington has developed ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 checklists for the purpose of conducting a gap analysis of your current system against the new and changed requirement of the new standards. ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist The 27 page ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist contains 313 questions for organizations new to ISO 9001, and 119 delta questions for ISO 9001:2008 certified organizations. To read a description of the ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist, and see a sample page, go to this web page. You can buy the...

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