October, 2016 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015, 7.2

Oct 1, 2016 in Newsletter | Comments Off on ISO 9001:2015, 7.2

Previous newsletter articles have described the ISO 9001:2015 requirements and changes for Clause 8 – Operation, Clause 9 – Performance Evaluation, and Clause 10 – Improvement. Our last newsletter included an article on 7.1 Resources. This article is on 7.2 Competence. REQUIREMENTS: a) Determine necessary competence of persons doing work under organizational control that affects QMS performance and effectiveness; b) Ensure these persons are competent on basis of appropriate education, training, or experience; c) Where...

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ANAB Complaints

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The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredits certification bodies for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and many other management system standards. The ANAB Complaint Center addresses complaints about certification bodies, certified organizations, and ANAB itself. A summary of the complaint types over the past ten years is shown below: Complaints About Certification Bodies Auditor = 12 Conflict of Interest = 23 Marketing = 28 Service = 108 Use of Mark = 8 Other = 62 Total = 241 Complaints About Certified Organizations Mark =...

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IAF MD Series

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The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) publishes Mandatory Documents which must be used by accreditation bodies when accrediting certification bodies to assure that they operate their programs in a consistent and equivalent manner. Although for use by accreditation bodies and certification bodies, your organization may find some of these documents to be of interest. For example, how would your organization qualify for a multi-site certificate? How is the audit sample calculated? See IAF MD1:2007 – Certification of Multiple Sites...

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ISO 9001:2015 FAQs

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If you have questions about the new ISO 9001:2015 revision, they may have been answered in the list of Frequently Asked Questions at the ISO Technical Committee 176 web site: 1. Why has it been decided to issue a new version of ISO 9001? Business needs and expectations have changed significantly since the last major revision of ISO 9001 in the year 2000. Examples of these changes are ever more demanding customers, the emergence of new technologies, increasingly more complex supply chains, and a much greater awareness of the need for...

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AS9100D Published

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The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has released, and SAE has published, the “AS9100D Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations” standard. AS9100D can be purchased from SAE for $74 at this web page. Supporting material for AS9100D can be found at the IAQG website: AS9100D Key Changes Presentation AS9100D Clause-by-Clause Presentation AS9100D to AS9100C Clause Maps Important Dates: September 2016 AS9100D – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense...

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Gap 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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