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Keeping Current

The case for continued professional growth Written by Bill Aston, Published in ASQ QP Magazine, June 2018. It sometimes may seem that as soon as an organization becomes familiar with a management system and its requirements, changes must be made … Continue reading

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API Q1, 9th Edition, Fundamentals and Practitioner Training

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10/14/19-10/17/19: Practitioner, Kingwood, TX - Early Bird Ends, 09-17-2019 $1,995.00 (USD)  
10/14/19-10/17/19: Practitioner, Kingwood, TX $2,195.00 (USD)  
10/14/19-10/16/19: Fundamentals, Kingwood, TX - Early Bird Ends 09/17/2019 $1,395.00 (USD)  
10/14/19-10/16/19: Fundamentals, Kingwood, TX $1,595.00 (USD)  

Participants will be given insight as to the drivers behind Q1’s importance and its value in the Oil & Natural Gas Industry. Using practical examples and hands-on application, this course is designed to progressively provide introductory to advanced knowledge of Q1’s requirements and interpretations, and ISO 9001 requirements. This course is ideal for newcomers as (more…)

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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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ISO 9001 Audit Deferral – Force Majeure Event

Can An Audit Be Deferred Due To A Force Majeure Event? The following inquiry was received from ASQ Ask the Experts on Apr. 10, 2015: If a Force Majeure event (major storm, flood or other natural event) effects the company … Continue reading

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Aston Technical Consulting Services, LLC

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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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ISO 9001 vs. API Q1 Requirements, What are The Differences?

QUESTION: From: Saudi Mechanical Industries Sent: Jan. 23, 2013 To: ATCS – Ask the Expert Subject: ISO 9001:2008 & API Q1 Requirements Inquiry: What are the major differences between API Q1 and ISO 9001:2008?   RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS … Continue reading

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API Q1, Clause 8.4, Measurement, Analysis & Improvement

QUESTION: From: Valser Oil and Gas Sent: Sept. 20, 2012 To: ATCS – Ask the Expert Subject: ISO TS29001/API Q1, Clause 8.4, Measurement, Analysis and Improvement Valser Oil and Gas asks the following about ISO TS29001/APIQ1 : API Q1, clause … Continue reading

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Can the API Q1 monogram be used on company letterhead?

Fayyaz Ahmed Asks, “Can a manufacturer use API Monogram on company letter head or inspection certificate issued by the organization at the time of releasing acceptable material”. ATCS Reply:  Fayyaz,  API Q1 prohibits the use on the API monogram on … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Management & Quality Audits, Part 2

The effectiveness of your organization’s supplier quality program hinges on one key item; that is selecting experienced and trained Auditors. Assigning inexperienced or untrained personnel to conduct an audit will sabotage the audit before it begins.  If your organization is … Continue reading

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