Monthly Archives: May 2013

Z1.4: 2008 Sampling

Question: We are having an interpretation issue regarding the ANSI/ASQ Z1.4:2008 standard with some of our component vendors. We have a number of different defects that fall into an AQL of 1.0. Please note that the same question applies to … Continue reading

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ISO 9001 Quality Policy

Question: ISO 9001:2008 clause 5.3 regarding quality policy requires that it should include commitment to continually improve the effectiveness of quality management system. Our Registrar is saying that for compliance these same words should be included in the quality policy. … Continue reading

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TS 16949 Conformance for a Non Value Add Company

Question: We’re a fabless semiconductor company, Tier 2, who are in the process of designing and developing an automotive product to deliver through our TS16949 certified subcontractor, Tier 3, to an auto supplier Tier 1, for an OEM. We know … Continue reading

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Gap Analysis Vs. Pre-assessment for a Standards Audit

Question: Can you clarify the difference between a gap analysis and a pre-assessment in relation to an activity that takes place prior to the full compliance audit? It is my understanding that a gap analysis compares something against a set … Continue reading

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MSA- Location Variation

Question: Is it acceptable to use traceable standards (VLSI, NIST, etc.) to complete stability, bias and linearity studies if these standards cover the operating range of the gage? For stability and bias, the AIAG MSA 4th edition (p. 85, p. … Continue reading

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Pesticide Residues Surveillance Program sampling

Question: I am plant production specialist working in government sector.  I am the manager of pesticides residues surveillance program, on this program we targeting local commodities of fresh fruits and vegetables (F&V) by sampling the targeted numbers and types of … Continue reading

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ISO/TS 29001:2010 Standard in Oil and Gas Production

Question: We are an Oil & Gas production testing, frac flow back, and trucking company and while in the beginning stages of instituting ISO 9001:2008 standards, we ran across Oil & Gas industry specific standards ISO/TS 29001:2010 and we are … Continue reading

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