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It’s Like Eating Your Peas!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
ASR Editor
Think of it as your parents telling you as a youngster to "eat your peas!" Like parents, registrars only want what pushes a client's QMS for high performance.

ISO 50001 – Energy Management Standard & Superior Energy Performance Certification (SEP)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
ASR Editor
The reason that there is a perceived need for an Energy Efficiency Management System (EnEMS) is that energy efficiency is not an integrated part of normal management practices. Programs may be implemented but are seldom sustained because they are not part of the management focus of organizations.

ISO Re-Certification Count Down

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
ASR Editor
Keep These Transition Dates Handy!

ISO 14001:2015 Releases October 2015

Friday, 15 May 2015
ASR Editor
Latest word from the International Organization for Standardization is a revised ISO 14001 is expected to be released in October 2015.

ISO/TS 16949:2002 Rules 3rd Edition & ISO/TS 16949:2009

Thursday, 27 December 2012
ASR Editor
The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has released ISO/TS 16949:2002 Rules 3rd Edition. The 3rd Edition Rules went into effect on January 1, 2009. There are numerous changes from Rules 2nd Edition, however, the majority of them are directed towards Certification Bodies.

ISO 9001:2008: Implementation and Changes

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
ASR Quality Editor
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 (www.iso.org or www.asq.org) of this new version and be prepared to be audited against it beginning January 1, 2009.

ISO 13485 - Revised Medical Device Standard Soon To Be Released

Monday, 25 January 2016
ASR Editor
Medical device 4Sometime in the first quarter of 2016 we will see the release of ISO 13485 for medical device manufacturers. The final voting on the ISO 13485 was concluded December 29, 2015 and now we will wait for the official release in 2016. 

Minor clerical changes are permitted but no significant technical changes should occur.  

ISO 14001 – Foundation for Becoming Green

Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Rand E. Winters - ASR Lead Auditor
Green Living for Dummies states that becoming "green" means taking action now to stop using the Earth's resources faster than the Earth can replace them.

IATF Strategic Focus

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
ASR Editor
The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is an "ad hoc" group of automotive manufacturers and their respective trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. Specifically, the purposes for which the IATF was established are:

IATF Mandates Certificate from Recognized Accreditation Body

Wednesday, 11 November 2015
ASR Editor
Effective December 31, 2017 organizations that supply to ISO/TS 16949 customers will be required to hold a certificate from a certification body (registrar) that is part of the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Agreement (IAF MLA).    IAF manages the worldwide process for accreditation.

ISO 9001 Draft for 2015 Being Revised Now

Monday, 10 February 2014
Richele Kinzie
ISO 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.

ISO 9001 Revision Information

Thursday, 27 March 2014
ASR Editor
Review this document (PowerPoint & PDF) to stay current with the new ISO 9001 revisions.

ISO 17021: What it Means for You?

Friday, 25 February 2011
ASR Editor
ISO 17021 is the document which contains the requirements for Registrars. This document was released in 2006 with a one year transition period for Registrars.

So what does this mean to you as a client of ASR?

ISO 9001 Training Requirements

Wednesday, 11 June 2014
ASR Editor
The organization shall

a) determine the necessary competence for personnel performing work affecting product quality,
b) provide training or take other actions to satisfy these needs,
c) evaluate the effectiveness of the actions taken,
d) ensure that its personnel are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the quality objectives, and
e) maintain appropriate records of education, training, skills and experience

ISO 9001:2015 Update

Monday, 16 February 2015
ASR Editor

While You Wait for ISO 9001:2015.....

As mentioned in a previous article, a major revision to ISO 9001 is the replacement of prevention action in favor of risk. There is NO requirement for standardize risk management, however each organization will need to identify and act upon risks to their operation.
Organizations might take this opportunity while waiting for release of 2015 to begin addressing risk or the "effect of uncertainty on expected results." In the 2015 revision of ISO 9001, risk is addressed as risk to your business, product(s) that the organization manufactures or distributes, and customer satisfaction.

Risk is generally thought as a negative, but risk-based thinking may help to identify positive opportunities. Organizations might consider risk to the strategic direction of the operation, external risk to customers and interested parties, internal risk to processes and products.
Some of the personnel responsible for risk include:

ISO/TS 16949 Rules Prompt Questions and Answers

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
ASR Editor
April's release of the ISO/TS 16949 4th Edition Rules has prompted a host of questions from registrars seeking clarification from the International Automotive Task Forum (IATF).

A complete list of questions/answers can be found at IATF's web site (www.iatfglobaloversight.org), however, four of the questions with the greatest impact to an organization are summarized here:

Is your supplier's QMS certificate recognized worldwide?

Thursday, 28 April 2016
ASR Editor
How do you know if a QMS is viable across the globe?

For almost 30 years, the ISO 9001 standard has been used in the United States. Thousands of manufacturers and non-manufactures have acquired QMS certificate. Attaining ISO 9001 recognition declares to customers "you can trust our quality system" while also giving order to the management of the organization's business system.

ISO 9001:2015 – On its Way

Wednesday, 08 October 2014
ASR Editor
A major rewrite draft of ISO 9001 is circulating through the voting stage. If the latest draft is approved, release is expected in the 4th quarter of 2015 following a final vote sometime mid 2015. Implementation deadline is three years from date of approval making it in a 2018 – 2019 timeframe.

ISO 9001:2000, The Process Approach & Surveillance Audit Requirements

Friday, 07 March 2014
ASR Editor
We all know that at a Registration and/or a Re-Assessment Audit, auditors are required to review all elements of a Quality Management System as defined by the customer's processes and the ISO 9001:2000 Standard, but what truly needs to be audited during a surveillance audit? There is obviously less time involved, so a comprehensive look at the whole system is not  possible. However, as a Registrar, we want to give you a value-added audit that assists you with improving your business!

ISO 9001:2015 - The next revision to ISO 9001

Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Bart Solomon - Technical Standards Manager
What will be the new revisions to ISO 9001?
ISO 9001:2015 - The development and revision of ISO standards is work done by volunteer committees made up of people from ISO member countries.
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