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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: 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?...


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....


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