ISO 9001 Internal Auditor

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Here is a short lesson about auditing your internal Quality Management System.

  Organization must Understand

bullet green arrow 25The context that it exists within (related to Quality)

bullet green arrow 25Internal and External Issues (Quality)

bullet green arrow 25How they monitor these issues

bullet green arrow 25Interested parties and their Quality Needs


ISO 9001:2015 Deadlines

Posted in ISO 9001

If you have not started the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015, it is time to prepare.

Currently, there are no plans by IAOB or ANAB (oversight bodies) to approve or grant waivers for organizations that do not transition by the planned deadlines.
  • September 15, 2018 - Only ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certificates are valid
  • September 15, 2018 -  Only IATF16949:2016 certificate is valid
  • September 15, 2018 -  Only AS9100D or AS9120B certificates are valid
  • March 1, 2019 - Only ISO 13485:2016 certificate is valid
Organizations may recertify to the revised standard(s) at their recertification audit.  If that is not possible, upgrade at surveillance, otherwise a special audit will be necessary.

ISO and IATF Press Release (August 9, 2016)

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The IATF 16949:2016 issued a supplemental bulletin on August 9th informing the community that the new revision "Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition" is scheduled for releas in November of 2016.

pdfClick here to read and download the bulletin.

The ISO has also sent a press release about this with more information.  pdfTheir press release titled, "A New Evolution for Quality Management in the Automotive Industry" can be read or downloaded - by clicking this link.

Heads-Up ISO 9001 Clients

Posted in ISO 9001

September 15, 2018 is the deadline for ISO 9001 organizations to transition to the upgrade version of these two standards. If your firm has not set a transition date to certify to 2015, please contact ASR immediately.

ISO 9001 Draft for 2015 Being Revised Now

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ISO 9001 Certification IconISO 9001 is being revised for release sometime in 2015. A working draft was released for comment late last year, but now that draft is under revision. So, nothing official has been released. However, it is important to follow the process as the working drafts are released for comment.

The most notable revision to ISO 9001:2008 is the inclusion of risk management. Standard writers think risk to business and products/services deserves to be formally addressed in the quality management system.

It is very possible that risk management may be addressed in many segments of the revised ISO 9001 standard including leadership, planning, control of changes, control of external processes/products, as well as design and development.

ASR will keep clients posted on all the proposed changes to ISO 9001as they become available.

Behind the Scenes with ISO 9001

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ISO's Technical Committees TC 176 (ISO) and TC 207 (EMS) are in the process of determining how to deal with an ISO and EMS "Technical management board." This would mandate that all management system standards would have the same structure. This would set up a quality/environmental management system based on 10 clauses. ISO is now structured with 8 clauses, and EMS is developed based on 4 clauses.

Purpose behind the rewrite is to standardize all standards. The goal for release of these revisions is the end of 2014 but it may be 2015 before we see the actual documents.
Organizations can expect changes to both standards that add requirements including a segment on "risk management."

Notice of ISO 9001 Changes

Posted in ISO 9001

We don't expect to see any changes for at least another year with the AS 9100 standard. AS 9100 C was implemented in 2011-12 and all ASR clients are now upgraded. AS 9104/1 (the rules) for AS 9100C including the audit day requirement was released in 2012, and all clients are currently being audited to these requirements.

What we don't know is how the revisions to the ISO 9001 standard will impact AS 9100C. To date, the Aerospace group has not asked for an exception to the new standard. If they don't obtain an exception, the AS 9100C standard would have to be adjusted to conform to the upcoming revised ISO 9001 standard.

Keep informed with our newsletter and here for further information.

ISO 9001:2008: Implementation and Changes

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ISO 9001:2008 was released and became effective on November 15, 2008. This new version of ISO 9001 contains no new requirements, only minor wording changes, clarifications and notes. ASR expects all ISO 9001 clients to purchase a copy ( or of this new version and be prepared to be audited against it beginning January 1, 2009.

The main changes to the standard occur in the following clauses.

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