Standard Issues

2017

Standard Issues: Stepping Out of the Forest

by Guzik, John J.

Isn’t it time to light a fire under your top management to get them engaged and caring about quality? In most organizations, they already do—they just need some help with the engagement part....


Standard Issues: Navigating Difficult Requirements

by Reid, R. Dan

The new automotive supplier quality management system standard, IATF 16949, was released late last year. The first several hundred third-party certification audits have been conducted and the IATF released information on the most-cited requirements....


Standard Issues: Making the Most of Management Reviews

by Ramu, Govind

ISO 9001:2015 requires top management review of an organization’s quality management system. This provides an opportunity for a quality manager to present to upper management a State of the Union-style report on the organization’s quality health....


Open Access

Standard Issues: In Transition

by Cressionnie, L.L. “Buddy”

As aviation, space and defense (ASD) organizations transition to the 9100:2016 series of standards, it is important to understand why we have ASD standards and use transition guidance to understand the requirements and expectations....


Standard Issues: Building a Strong Foundation

by West, John E. “Jack”; Cianfrani, Charles A.

As organizations approach the 2018 deadline for migrating their quality management systems it is useful to remember the primary objective of a QMS should be to provide a foundation on which an organization can achieve sustainability....


Standard Issues: The Standards Culture

by Palmes, Paul

People who volunteer to work on standards also are volunteering to work inside the culture of standards writing and development. There is a language and structure central to standards work that requires an appreciation of accuracy and consistency....


Open Access

Standard Issues: Can, or Must?

by Freeman, Robert; Drown, Jennifer; Black, Byron

The latest set of revisions to standards, including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and AS9100D, address changes to organizations’ management systems....


Open Access

Standard Issues: All Together Now

by Ramu, Govind

Even though my organization focused on integrating quality management systems, environmental management systems and occupational health and safety management systems, other organizations also could integrate relevant management systems to their business....


Open Access

Standard Issues: Beyond the Requirements

by West, John E. “Jack”; Cianfrani, Charles A.

Let’s start with a brief history lesson. From its inception in the early 1980s, ISO 9001 was never intended to be a comprehensive set of requirements for an ideal quality management system (QMS)....


Open Access

Standard Issues: Check Your Blind Spots

by Guzik, John J.

The highly significant addition of risk-based thinking to ISO 9001:2015 has received a lot attention....


Standards Outlook: Keys to IATF 16949:2016

by Reid, R. Dan

Understanding important changes to the automotive quality management system....


Standards Outlook: IATF 16949:2016’s Evolution

by Reid, Dan R.

How the automotive quality management system has changed....



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