Tag Archives: Product quality

API Q1, 9th edition – Risks, Contingency Plans and MOC

QUESTION: From: Darcy K. Sent: May 10, 2014 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 9th edition, Risks, Contingency Plans and MOC In regard to MOC Process, in your opinion, would it be effective to tie 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 Q1, 9th Ed, Control production and Servicing

From: Fayyez Ahmed Company:  DATA Steel Pipes Industries (pvt) Ltd., Punjab,Pakistan Sent: Sept. 24, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 9th Ed., Production and Servicing Procedures Question: API Q1 9th edition requires control of production … Continue reading

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Can ISO 9001 Certification Be A Supplier Requirement?

QUESTION: From: ASQ Ask the Experts Sent: Jan. 18, 2013 To: ATCS – ASQ Ask the Experts Subject: Can ISO 9001 Certification Be A Supplier Requirement? Our company has bought another company in Canada and we are outsourcing to them. … Continue reading

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Does CMMI, Level 3 Conformance Ensure ISO 9001 Certification?

The following question has been asked: “Does a software company need to conform with or be capable of meeting CMMI level 3 guidelines in order to become ISO 9001:2008 certified?” Our company is working toward obtaining ISO 9001:2008 and CMMI … Continue reading

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Does API Q1 Require Suppliers To Be ISO 9001:2008 Certified?

Fayyaz Ahmed Asks The Following About APIQ1 : What will be viable corrective action to take if it is observed during an audit that one of their suppliers of calibration services does not have valid ISO 9001:2008 certification? Should a … Continue reading

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API 7K – Can Engineering Be Excluded From The Quality Manual Scope?

Question:  Sammy O. asks, can design and development be excluded from the scope of our API 7K product specification license and our API Q1 QMS manual? ATCS Reply: Good question, however, according to the API’s Advisory 6, dated June 10, … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Management & Quality Audits, Part 1

Product quality, reliability and customer satisfaction are just a few of several reasons why managing supplier quality can be crucial to keeping satisfied customers.  Although not every supplier will require an onsite quality audit, but those companies that do should … Continue reading

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