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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, 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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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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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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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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Does API Q1 still refer to ISO 9001:2000 as a valid standard?

Fayyaz Ahmed Asks: API Q1 requires that the organization establish control features for the purchasing process and supplier selection. But what if an approved supplier has an ISO 9001:2000 certification and has not upgraded to ISO 9001:2008? This supplier is … 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 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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Supplier Product Quality Criteria

ATCS – Q-BLOG, ASK THE EXPERT – Aug. 2009 QUESTION: From: Sam Z. Sent: August 7, 2009 To: Ask the Expert – ATCS Subject: Supplier product quality criteria Which standards are for Mechanical Inspections? RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS –Q-Blog, … 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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