November, 2016 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015, 7.3

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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 two newsletters included articles on the requirements in Clause 7 Support for Resources (7.1) and Competence (7.2). This article is on 7.3 Awareness. Another article in this newsletter is about 7.4 Communication. REQUIREMENTS: Ensure persons doing work under the organization’s control are aware of: a) the quality policy; b) relevant...

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ISO 9001:2015, 7.4

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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 two newsletters included articles on the requirements in Clause 7 Support for Resources (7.1) and Competence (7.2). This article is on 7.4 Communication. Another article in this newsletter is about 7.3 Awareness. REQUIREMENTS: Determine the internal and external communications relevant to the quality management system, including: a) on what it...

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ISO Certificate Survey

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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 eight of the management system standards, along with the USA totals and the top ten countries. ISO 9001 (Quality) Certificates in 2015 = 1,033,936 (USA = 33,103) Certificates in 2014 = 1,036,321 (USA = 28,125) Increase = – 2,385 (USA = + 4,978) Percentage = – 0.2% (USA = + 17.7%) 1. China = 292, 559 2. Italy = 132,870 3. Germany = 52,995 4. Japan = 47,101 5. India = 36,305 6. UK = 40,161 7....

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IATF 16949:2016

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The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has issued a new IATF 16949:2016 standard to cancel and replace the current ISO/TS 16949:2009 standard. IATF 16949:2016 is fully aligned with the ISO 9001:2015 structure and requirements. IATF 16949:2016 is not a standalone quality management standard. It has been implemented as a supplement to ISO 9001:2015, which must be purchased separately. ISO/TS 16949 was first issued in 1999 by the IATF in conjunction with ISO’s technical committee for quality management, ISO/TC 176. IATF will ensure...

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Anti-Bribery Standard

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The International Organization for Standardization has published a new business tool designed to fight bribery. The ISO 37001 standard is the first international anti-bribery management system standard designed to help organizations combat bribery risk in their own operations and throughout their global value chains. It has the potential to reduce corporate risk and costs related to bribery by providing a manageable business framework for preventing, detecting, and addressing bribery. Bribery is a significant business risk in many countries...

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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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Transition Dates

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ISO 9001:2008, and industry sector standards that embed ISO 9001:2008, will be withdrawn in September 2018. Some industry groups have established dates after which the old standards can no longer be used for audits by certification bodies. After June 1, 2017, the aerospace AS9100C:2009 standard can no longer be used as the audit criteria (only AS9100D:2016 after that date). After October 1, 2017, only the new automotive IATF 16949:2016 can be used for audits (not ISO/TS 16949:2009). One registrar has established similar dates for other...

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