January, 2017 Newsletter Articles

AS9100D:2016 Requirements and Transition Guidance

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The new AS9100:2016 (Revision D) standard replaces the AS9100:2009 (Revision C) standard. Organizations must transition to AS9100D by September 2018, the date that AS9100C will be withdrawn. Our new 2.5 day “AS9100D Requirements and Transition Guidance” course explains the requirements based on ISO 9001:2015 and the additional requirements in AS9100D. To help with the transition, the course highlights all the requirement changes from those in the ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C standards. The course also includes specific transition...

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IATF 16949:2016 Requirements and Transition Guidance

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The new IATF 16949:2016 standard replaces the ISO/TS 16949:2009 standard. Organizations certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 must transition to IATF 16949:2016 by September 2018, the date that ISO 9001:2015 will be withdrawn. Our new 2.5 day “IATF 16949:2016 Requirements and Transition Guidance” course explains the requirements in ISO 9001:2015 and the supplemental requirements in IATF 16949:2016. To help with the transition, the course highlights all the requirement changes from those in the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009...

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Gap Analysis Checklists

Jan 2, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Gap Analysis Checklists

Larry Whittington has developed ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001 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 checklist...

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ISO 9001:2015, Clause 6, Planning

Jan 1, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on ISO 9001:2015, Clause 6, Planning

 Clause 6 on Planning has three sub-clauses: 6.1 Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities 6.2 Quality Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them 6.3 Planning of Changes This article summarizes the ISO 9001:2015 requirements in sub-clauses 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 6.1 Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities 6.1.1 (untitled) When planning for the quality management system (QMS), consider the issues in clause 4.1, and the requirements in 4.2. Determine the risks and opportunities that need to be...

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ISO/TS 9002:2016 Guidelines for ISO 9001:2015

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The new standard, ISO/TS 9002:2016, Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001:2015, provides guidance on the intent of requirement clauses 4 through 10 of ISO 9001:2015.  Since ISO 9001 is designed to be applicable to all types and sizes of organizations, its requirements are necessarily broad. ISO/TS 9002 provides guidance supported by in-depth explanations, examples, and options to help organizations fully benefit from the implementation of their quality management system.  While the guidelines in this document are consistent with the...

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IATF 16949 Gap Analysis Tool

Jan 1, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on IATF 16949 Gap Analysis Tool

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is providing a free Gap Analysis Tool to help organizations transition from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to the new IATF 16949:2016 standard.  The tool assists you in performing a gap analysis against IATF 16949:2016 to identify differences that need to be addressed to ensure your organization’s quality management system meets all the new requirements.  The tool also allows you to create a framework for completing an initial evaluation to determine the level of complexity of transitioning your QMS to...

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Information Security for Small Businesses

Jan 1, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Information Security for Small Businesses

Hackers are targeting smaller, less secure businesses. These small companies need to understand the security risks and be prepared to protect their systems and information. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals. It provides a framework to minimize security risks. The NIST guide contains the following sections: 1. Background: What is Information Security and Cybersecurity? 2. Understanding and Managing Your Risks 2.1 Elements of Risk 2.2 Managing Your...

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