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Energize Your QMS

by Hunt, Lorri

Changes to the ISO 9001:2008 amendment are high benefit and low impact. This position stated the following: "ISO 9001:2008 has been developed to introduce clarifications to the existing requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and changes that are intended to improv...


A Fundamental FMEA Flaw

by Jing, Gary G.

Expectations about how failure mode and effects analysis should be done vary significantly. People with different backgrounds or who work in different industries have vastly different experiences. Still, there are two consistent struggles with the tool....


Innovation Imperative: Deep Dive

by Merrill, Peter

In January 2018 QP, I introduced readers to the ISO Innovation Management System Standard. Since then, this series of standards has been renumbered as ISO 56000....


Standard Issues: It's All in the Approach

by Reid, R. Dan

QMS auditing cannot be performed effectively by the quality department alone. Top management must provide people from other departments, such as engineering, purchasing and manufacturing, to be internal and supplier auditors....



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