How can ISO 9001 help aerospace and defense companies?

    When implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) in the aerospace industry, you may find conflicting information about which standard to choose as the requirements for your QMS: ISO 9001:2015 or AS9100 Rev D. AS9100 Rev D is written specifically for the aerospace industry, while ISO 9001:2015 is intended for use …

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    How to perform monitoring and measurement according to ISO 9001

    Monitoring and measurement have always been critical for managing the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS). These requirements for collecting data are crucial for making sure that your QMS is meeting the requirements you have set for your processes, as well as for your products and services. In this article, we …

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    Complete guide to corrective action vs. preventive action

    What is meant by preventive action? In a management system, a preventive action (PA) definition could be: “the activities taken by the organization to eliminate the cause of a potential process nonconformity.” In other words, preventive action is taken to fix the cause of a process problem before it can …

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    How to get ISO 9001 certified

    How do you get an ISO certification? ISO 9001 company vs individual certification When implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) using the ISO 9001:2015 international standard, the term ISO 9001 certification will come up a lot, but what does this mean? How do you get ISO 9001 certification? ISO certification …

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    How to get certified as an ISO 9001 lead auditor

    When certification bodies send an audit team to assess an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS), the audit team will be managed by a lead auditor. This important auditor holds additional responsibilities above the other auditors on the team, such as assigning audit tasks and acting as final judgement on …

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    Choosing between online and in-class ISO 9001 courses: Pros and cons

    When you are trying to learn more about implementing or auditing ISO 9001:2015, and the Quality Management System (QMS) in general, it is helpful to find a course that will aid you in understanding the requirements. However, these courses come in different formats so it is important to think about …

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    How to create an ISO 9001:2015 human resources audit checklist

    Human resources, the management of the people within an organization, is an important part of the Quality Management System (QMS), so you would expect the ISO 9001:2015 standard to have requirements for the human resources procedure. Not surprisingly, the standard does include requirements about how you need to deal with …

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    How to identify risk controls in ISO 9001:2015

    Identifying and implementing controls is a critical step in risk-based thinking for the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system (QMS). In a previous article, How to identify risk significance in ISO 9001:2015, we looked at the need to assess how significant a risk is before determining controls. With each risk you have …

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    How to identify risk significance in ISO 9001:2015

    With the new version of the ISO 9001:2015 standard requirements for creating a quality management system (QMS), the new concept of risk based thinking has brought with it some confusion on how to implement these new requirements. While some companies were already using a SWOT analysis (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) …

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    How to know whether ISO 9001 certificate is valid?

    If you are asking your suppliers to have a Quality Management System (QMS) that is based on ISO 9001:2015, you have reasons for doing so. Maybe you want to reduce the risk of products, processes and services resulting in poor results, or maybe your customers require you to use certified …

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    What has changed with quality objectives in ISO 9001:2015?

    ISO 9001:2015 has included the need for quality objectives to help drive continual improvement in the Quality Management System (QMS) since the ISO 9001:2000 version of the stand was released. However, the requirements for this important element of the QMS have not remained the same, and the latest version of …

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    How to write a good ISO 9001 audit nonconformity?

    The internal audit process is an important part of the ISO 9001:2015 requirements for implementing a quality management system (QMS). In a previous article, Five main steps in ISO 9001 internal audit, we discussed the main steps needed to have a good internal audit program. However, even if you are …

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