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Are Exclusions to ISO 9001:2015, Permitted?

Inquiry:  Our organization provides mobile crane rental services. We recently received a request from a client to deliver a crane to their site location. This was the extent of the services provided to the client.  Can we exclude ISO 9001:2015, subclause 8.3 requirements … Continue reading

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API 6A Monogram Restricts Remanufactured Equipment

Inquiry:  My question is regarding application of the API monogram. Our company is an API 6A licensee. We manufacture valves and other related equipment at our facilities here in the USA and overseas.  During a recent re-certification audit, the Auditor … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2008 vs. 2015, Receiving Insp.

Question: Referring to ISO 9001:2008 clause 7.4.3, Verification of Purchased Product; since we are only a trading company that recieves a limited amount of purchased items at our site, please advise if this requirement is applicable to our organization. Thank … Continue reading

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Tools for Auditing ISO 9001: 2015, Risk Based Thinking

Inquiry: Question received via ASQ’s Ask the Experts Blog, Published 10/21/2015 In addressing clause 4 of ISO 9001:2015 regarding organization context and interested parties, what type of tool (spreadsheet,diagram,flowchart,etc), would you recommend to use to simplify the practice and to … Continue reading

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When Will ISO 9001:2015 Certifications Start To Be Issued?

Inquiry: 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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API Q1, Risk Management, Contingency Planning & MOC

In the event of changes that affect the QMS or organizational structure, does API Q1 require a corrective/preventive action to be initiated to document the MOC action? Inquiry: Hi Bill, Firstly, going through the different queries on this site has … Continue reading

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API Q1, Risk Assessment Requirement

QUESTION: From: Yusri Sent: Aug. 12, 2014 To: Q-Blog, Ask the Experts Subject: API Q1, clause 5.3, Risk Assessment Requirements Yusri asks the following questions about API Q1: API Q1, requires the organization to maintain a documented procedure for risk … Continue reading

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API Q1, 9th Edition – Critical Supplier

QUESTION: From: Joe St. J., Sent: May 1, 2014 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 9th Edition, Critical Suppliers Joe St. J, asks the following about APIQ1: Hello, Our company remains in the process of transitioning … Continue reading

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API Q1, 9th Edition – Verification of Proprietary Product vs. Receiving Inspection

Muhammad I. asked the following question: API Q1, 9th edition, clause 5.6.1.2, Section b) and Sub-section iii) requires the organization to verify that supplied product conform to stated requirements when limited by proprietary, legal and/or contractual arrangements. How is this … Continue reading

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API Q1, 9th Ed., Quality Policy vs. Objectives

QUESTION: From: T.S. , Tercel Oilfield Sent: Jan. 20, 2014 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 9th Ed., Quality policy and Objectives Am I correct in saying that Objectives should establish the highest overall expectation and … Continue reading

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API 6A and API Q1, 9th Ed., Design – Development

QUESTION: From:Haseeb Ahmed Sent: August 28, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 8th & 9th Ed., Design and Development If an organization applies for exclusion for Design and Development for following API 6A equipment which … Continue reading

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API Q1, 9th Edition, Risk Management

QUESTION: From: Razif, Valser Oil and Gas Sent: July 26, 2013 To: ATCS – QBLOG, Ask the Experts Subject: What Reference Can I Use To Develop an API Q1, Risk Management Procedure? I am new to this area of quality … Continue reading

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