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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...


Expert Answers: March 2015

by Palmes, Paul; Aston, Bill

Far too many organizations still employ a system best described as a bolt-on QMS. QMS output is reported to top management as a separate entity through management review, often as an annual progress report in which objectives—while certainly supporting business success—still remain subordinate to top-level business goals. The 2015 revision simply ends this practice by "ensuring the integration of the quality management system requirements into the organization’s business processes. ......


Standards Outlook: Not a Game

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

People seem to be divided into two camps regarding the new wording related to the subject of risk found in the draft of ISO 9001:2015....


Expert Answers: February 2015

by Dunmire, Thea; Cianfrani, Charles A.

A common misconception is that an audit program is the same as simply completing internal audits. An audit program consists of the arrangements made to complete all of the individual audits needed to achieve a specific purpose. Communicating audit findings and other related information to top management and others, as specified in the audit program procedures or audit plan....


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