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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...


Standard Issues: Auditing the Virtual Environment

by Lopez, Herick

Virtual environments are here to stay, therefore auditing activities should recognize the challenges that such environments pose to audit objectives. ISO 19011:2018—Guidelines for auditing management systems introduces the concept of virtual auditing....


Standard Issues: Gaining Insight

by Reid; R. Dan

I’m shocked by some of the gaps—or potential gaps—that aren’t found and recorded by auditors during IATF 16949 audits. IATF 16949:2016 is the international standard for automotive quality management systems (QMS)....


Standard Issues: Planning for Quality

by Oberhausen, Deborah

The question is: Can the AS&D industry meet these demands using its current product development methods? Maybe—but will these products be on quality, on time and on cost?...


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