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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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What is The Estimated Cost for API Q1 or ISO 9001 Certification?

QUESTION: From: Laura D., American Society for Quality Sent: June 10, 2013 To: ATCS – QBLOG, Ask the Experts Subject: What is the Estimated Cost of API Q1 or ISO 9001 Certification? We are a company of five divisions, Contract … Continue reading

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API 8C – Product license for top drive component parts

ATCS – QBLOG, ASK THE EXPERT – May 17, 2013  QUESTION: From: Asad Sent: May 7, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject:  API 8C – Product license for top drive component parts Our company currently has an … Continue reading

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