Monthly Archives: March 2017

Verification or Calibration?

Question There is a second part to 7.6 para “a” which reads; “where no such standards exist, the basis used for calibration or verification shall be recorded.” It is clear for shops that are complying to the ISO 9001:2008(E) we … Continue reading

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Clauses 8.4.1 and 8.4.2 in 9001

Question The insurance company I am temporarily helping on quality is limiting its ISO 9001 certified perimeter to the administration of contracts and claims. With regard to clauses 8.4.1 and particularly 8.4.2 of ISO 9001:2015, should the other internal entities … Continue reading

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“Shall Be Determined” in 9001

Question Many of the Quality Management Systems requirements in the ISO 9001: 2015 manual include the verbiage “shall be determined.”  I need to be sure that I understand exactly what this means in this context.  For example, “4.4  QMS and … Continue reading

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Approved Supplier List 17025 or 9001?

Question Every once and while our company will need to find a rare or hard to find item on the web. Due to the rarity of the item we sometimes need to look at sites that are not a typical … Continue reading

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Z1.4 Sample Size

Question I am trying to determine the sampling size using my ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 table and I wanted to get some clarification. If I am using Table II A and my Sample Size Code letter is D, what would be my … Continue reading

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