Ideas for ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditing
As ISO 9001 organizations adjust their systems to meet 2015 requirements, it opens an opportunity to add two new processes to the internal auditing requirements to capture effective implementation.
Audit program managers might want to consider Context of the Organization and Strategic Direction as separate audits inside of the organization’s audit program. Adding these topics to the internal audit process based format requires inputs/outputs to these processes as well as measurement activities to demonstrate effective implementation.
Internal auditors should begin with top management. Auditors should be looking for available documented information that determines what the Strategic Direction is. This would cover many of the segments of the Context of the Organization that have been established. Some of the segments include internal and external issues, and the organization’s interested parties.
Once auditors have gathered this information, the next step is verifying top management’s commitment.
Questions for Management:
- Tell me about your company’s strategic direction?
- Who are the senior managers leading this effort?
- What activity is ongoing and how is progress reviewed?
- Let’s review the management review records? Is the QMS aligned with the Strategic Direction?
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New 2016 Automotive and Aerospace Standards Set for 4th Q 2016 Release
ISO/TS 16949 – IAOB announced in a recent meeting with Certification Bodies (registrars) that the new standard should be available this October instead of December. The October release will add a couple extra months to the automotive community’s implementation timeline.
ASR is advising its TS 16949 clients to acquire a copy of the standard just as soon as it is available to ensure there is sufficient time for a system upgrade. ASR is hopeful of conducting upgrade audits by early April 2017.
AS9100:2016 Series - International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has agreed to align transition to the forthcoming revised 9100:2016 series standards with the International Accreditation Forum's (IAF) requirement to transition to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system (QMS) standard no later than September 15, 2018. AS9100:2016 is based on ISO 9001:2015.
Long Time Auditor Passes
ASR has lost a valued colleague and dear friend, James McDonald. James passed away on May 8, 2016. James worked with ASR for 10 years conducting ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 audits.
He was an integral part of ASR’s audit team and will be dearly missed.
Memorial Services to celebrate James’s life will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:00am at The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation in James’s memory to the American Heart Association which can be done on their website, www.heart.org. Share a memory at www.eltonblackandsonewhitelake.com
ASR Releases ISO 9001:2015 Risk Requirements Training Course
This course covers Risk Based Thinking in the new ISO 9001 2015 standard. The instructor covers what the standard requires and what should be included for effective risk management. The course is intended for:
- Companies that have a current ISO 9001 QMS
- Organizations new to ISO 9001; those looking for first time certification
- Executive Staff involved in your QMS
- Quality Managers
- Internal Auditors
Use the ASR client promo code below: The first 20 clients will receive a 40% discount.
This is an Individual Course and not part of the corporate account package. Click here to register for the ISO 9001:2015 Risk Requirements course. Click here to register for the ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Training course. Click here to register for the ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training course. If you have 3 or more employees that need to take this course, please contact us for additional discounts!