Automotive

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.

Top Non-Conformance Issues Among ISO/TS 16949 Suppliers

Friday, 15 May 2015
ASR Editor
Maintaining an effective quality management system is a work in progress with some segments of an ISO/TS 16949 system requiring more attention than others.

Data collected indicates many auto suppliers struggle to keep on top of the following components of their QMS:

AIAG’s CQI-9 Special Process: Heat Treat System Assessment

Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Rand Winters, ASR Auditor
CQI-9 is now an ISO/TS 16949 customer requirement of Ford, General Motors and DaimlerChrysler. CQI-9 was written by AIAG and is aimed at automotive suppliers who purchase heat-treating and heat treaters servicing the automotive industry.

Marketing Your Management System Certificate

Friday, 07 March 2014
ASR Editor

Heads Up..

As a reminder, website, printed promotional and sales material must conform to your Management System's certification scope.

Some organizations have opted to exclude certain functions from the scope of their Management System and those exclusions are listed on their certificate.

What Does Your Website Say About Your Quality System?

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
ASR Editor
Your organization's web site has information that is important to your QMS. It might be advertising (communications media) your firm's capabilities and should reflect the current operating status and scope statement found on your registration certificate.

The American National Accreditation Board (ANAB) governs USA registration bodies and they have mandated certain requirements for client communications material. ANAB's objective is to ensure certificate holders don't promote a service such as design when the organization's certificate scope does not reflect that activity.

Timely Corrective Action Responses

Thursday, 06 February 2014
Karl Dorr - ASR Quality Manager
ASR's operating procedures require that upon the closing of an audit, an organization has 30 days to address and implement a response, and return the response to the auditor for review.

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