Items tagged with ISO 9001

Changes to the ISO 14001 standard.

Monday, 15 June 2015
ASR Editor

What are the main changes to the 14001 standard, and what are the affects on your organization?


The key changes to the 14001:2015 are:
  • Greater focus on environmental management within the organization's strategic planning processes
  • Focus on management's leadership
  • Proactive initiatives to protect the environment has been added
  • Environmental performance metrics have been added
  • Lifecycle issues on environmental aspects
  • A communications strategy has been added

Behind the Scenes with ISO 9001

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
ASR Editor
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."

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.

How to Advertize Your Registered Quality System

Thursday, 06 March 2014
ASR Editor
Advertising Your Registered Quality System
Does your organization's advertising material reflect the scope statement printed on your registration certificate?

Tool to help transition to ISO 9001:2015

Thursday, 22 October 2015
ASR Editor
This tool will help you look at the standard side-by-side.  It shows the ISO 9001:2015 standard clauses next the the related ISO 9001:2008 standard.  It also provides a commentary about the new standard.

ISO 9001 Revision Information

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

Notice of ISO 9001 Changes

Monday, 20 May 2013
ASR News Editor
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.

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

Risk Based Thinking – And ISO 9001:2015

Tuesday, 15 September 2015
ASR Editor

ISO/FDIS 9001:2015

With the release of the 2015 revision, it is important to revisit one of the major changes to the standard – developing risk based thinking.

ISO 9001:2015 moves risk based thinking from a "should" or a good idea to enhance a QMS to a "shall" requirement. Both ISO 13485:2003 and AS9100 require users to address risk in Section 7 of their respective standards.

A good way to look at risk and to address risk is by utilizing the PDCA cycle - Plan, Do, Check and Act.

Standards Revision: ISO 9001:2015

Wednesday, 23 September 2015
ASR Editor
Dear ASR clients:

The new ISO 9001:2015 standard was published on September 15, 2015 (available 9/23/2015)
Required timing for client transition: No later than September 15, 2018

American Systems Registrar (ASR) plans to begin conducting audits to ISO 9001:2015 in January of 2016.

ASR will be recommending clients to transition to ISO 9001:2015 at their recertification audit if possible. Clients that transition at recertification time will not incur additional audit time. Clients may choose to transition at a surveillance audit or at a special audit at any time during the audit cycle. Additional audit time will be required to cover the review of changes to the quality management system. The additional time would be dependent on the size of the organization.

Does ISO 9001 Certification Remind You of Spoiled Milk?

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Dan Nelson
Bill Cosby once did a routine about a funny aspect of human nature: How we all seem to have a hard time believing the obvious.

So Cosby pulls some milk out of the fridge. He sniffs it. It’s unbelievably rancid, and

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!

Questions and Answers ISO 9001:2015

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
ASR Editor
Read this Q&A article to help better understand the implications for your organization and the new ISO 9001:2015 standards.

ISO 9000:2015 is due to be published with ISO 9001 in September 2015.

Creating a Good Management Review System

Tuesday, 04 October 2011
Rand E. Winters - ASR Senior Auditor
ISO's series of standards including AS 9100 and ISO/TS 16949 require an annual management review. Results of management reviews should lead to an improving quality management system and key business processes.

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.

Process Approach to Auditing and Expectations of Our Customers

Friday, 07 March 2014
ASR Editor
"Do I have to do process auditing?" ASR has had many discussions concerning this topic. So I would like to analyze the requirements and try to reach a logical conclusion that adds value to your quality management system and sets out ASR's expectations for your internal audit program.

Let's start by looking at what ISO 9001:2000 requires:

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