Items tagged with QMS

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 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.

New Rules for ISO/TS 16949

Monday, 10 February 2014
ASR Editor
Effective April 1, 2014, ASR will begin auditing against the new ISO/TS 16949 rules.

ASR prepared an informational piece regarding the updated rules and within the last 30 days e-mailed it to automotive clients. If you have questions or did not receive the e-mail, contact Dave Gawlak or Tom Droog at ASR.

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.

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

Executive Management, are you Using the Quality Management System to Improve Your BUSINESS?

Saturday, 08 March 2014
ASR Editor
Organizations today cannot afford to maintain a quality management system without getting full value from it. So....How do we  get value from our quality management system?

BY using the management system to:

Process Metrics (Monitoring the Quality Management System Processes)

Thursday, 01 August 2013
Bart Solomon - Senior ASR Lead Auditor

Organizations sometimes struggle with setting up, maintaining and getting value from process metrics.

ISO 9001 does require that:

Clause 4.1
"The organization shall:
  • Determine criteria and methods needed to ensure that both the control and operation of these processes are effective
  • Monitor, measure where applicable, and analyze these processes and
  • Implement actions necessary to achieve planned results and continual improvement of these processes and Clause 8.2.3

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.

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.

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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