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Question Is there a sampling plan for determining the number of cases to pull in a batch from which you perform the ANSI/ASQ sampling of individual products?  For example: you receive 550 cases with 145 product vials/case.  Is it proper … Continue reading

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ISO 17025

Question My organization has just been recently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Shortly thereafter, changes were made to the organization’s structure and business operations.  I would like to know: 1) When should these changes be reflected in the Quality Manual? 2) … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Black Belt

Question I am currently an Executive Chef working that has been taking online classes for Green & Black Belt Six Sigma.  I am about halfway through my Black Belt classes and would like to pursue my certifications.  However, my company … Continue reading

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Question I am in the process of implementing ISO 9001:2015 at a heavy civil construction company. I do not have any prior experience implementing but did work in an ISO environment for 13 years. I am looking for assistance on … Continue reading

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Dual Certifications

Question Our company currently holds dual certifications to API Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 that are not set to expire until November 2017. When making the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and re-certifying in November 2017, will we be able to do … Continue reading

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Internal Audits

Question If 2nd or 3rd party performs full system audit on my QMS, can it be used as to satisfy requirement for Internal Audit of that year? Answer Thank you for sending your question to ASQ’s Ask The Experts program. … Continue reading

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Sample Size

Question If we have a lot size of 27 and we are using a normal inspection level II with an AQL of 2.5. What is the sample size? Answer Assuming an attribute is being measured, we use ANSI ASQ Z1.4.2013 … Continue reading

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