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ANSI Z1.4 Reduced Inspection

Question If you have Ac=0 and Re=2 what do you do for 1? I have not used the reduced sampling before, so am curious what should be done in this instance. Answer If you review the footnotes for Table II-C … Continue reading

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Quality Progress’ Standard Issues Column

ASQ Members: please find Quality Progress’ latest Standard Issues column here about ISO 9004: 2018. You must be logged in to view the column. And at this link, ASQ members may find additional articles published in Quality Progress about this standard. Not an … Continue reading

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ISO Requirements or Good Documentation Practices?

  Question Are these standard for ISO or just good documentation practices? 1. All entries, except IPQA, should be made with blue ball pen in clear and legible handwriting. 2. IPQA entries shall be done in black ball pen. Answer … Continue reading

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ISO 9001: 2015 Clause 8.4.3

Question It’s not clear to me who an external provider may be. Could it be an electrical contractor, a lunch truck, a caterer, or other similar? That thinking is tremendously different than just the traditional “supplier” which is what this … Continue reading

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Quality Progress’ Standard Issues Column

ASQ Members: please find Quality Progress’ latest Standard Issues column here about AS9100:2016. You must be logged in to view the column. And at this link, ASQ members may find additional articles published in Quality Progress about this standard. Not … Continue reading

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ISO 9001: 2015 Clauses 4.1 and 4.2

Question Let’s start with clause 4.2. What level of detail is required here? Is “supplier” or “customer” sufficient, or is it required to drill down from there to specific suppliers or customers? We have hundreds of suppliers and many more … Continue reading

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Quality Progress’ Standard Issues Column

ASQ Members: please find Quality Progress’ latest Standard Issues column here about IATF 16949 subclauses 7.2.3 and 8.5.1.5. You must be logged in to view the column. And at this link, ASQ members may find additional articles published in Quality … Continue reading

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Relocation Requires Audit?

Question One of my contract manufacturers who is ISO 9001: 2008 certified, submitted a Supplier Change Notice to relocate their factory to a new site/location. This will trigger many activities including re-qualification, etc. My question is, for their ISO 9001 … Continue reading

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Quality Progress’ Standard Issues Column

ASQ Members: please find Quality Progress’ latest Standard Issues column here about ISO 9001: 2015 and top management. You must be logged in to view the column. And at this link, ASQ members may find additional articles published in Quality … Continue reading

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Quality Progress’ Standard Issues IATF 16949 Column

ASQ Members: please find Quality Progress’ latest Standard Issues column here about IATF 16949 subclause 8.5.1. You must be logged in to view the column. And at this link,  ASQ members may find additional articles published in Quality Progress about this updated … Continue reading

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