Tag Archives: supplier quality auditing

API Q1 Risk Assessment Conformance

QUESTION: From: Fayyaz Ahmed Sent: Feb. 10, 2015 To: Q-Blog, Ask the Experts Subject: API Q1, clause 5.3, Risk Assessment and Management Fayyez Ahmed asks the following about API Q1: An organization started its transition from API Q1 8th to … 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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Monitoring & Measurement of Product

QUESTION: From: ASQ ATE Sent: Jan. 28, 2014 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: ISO 9001:2008 and API Q1, 8th & 9th Ed., Monitoring Measurements & Improvement ISO 9001:2008 states in 8.2.4 Monitoring and measurement of product: “Evidence … 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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Corrective & Preventive Actions Explained

A standard requirement for every ISO 9001 and ISO TS29001/APIQ1 quality management system is to have documented procedures for corrective and preventive actions. Explanation: A corrective action is “REACTIVE” and a Preventive action is “PROACTIVE”.  Any action taken to prevent … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Management & Quality Audits, Part 4

ISO 9001 nor ISO TS29001/API Q1 is prescriptive with regard to the methodologies to be used to monitor, measure or analyze supplier performance. Every organization must consider and select the approach that works best for them. Continue reading

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Supply Chain Management & Quality Audits, Part 3

Supplier quality audits assess the supplier’s ability to meet industry and customer requirements 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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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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