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:
Our company remains in the process of transitioning to API Q1, 9th edition.
While reading sections 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, one of our suppliers we purchased materials from for our final product that some of his products we deem as "critical" for our final product ...
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 management and I have been assigned to develop an risk management procedure that will meet API Q1, 9th Edition requirements for risk management and contingency planning. Is there an industry standard or other references that ...
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 8.4, identifies four areas that must be monitored for improvement. These areas include customer satisfaction, product conformity, process trends and supplier performance. Should internal audit ...
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 corrective action report (CAR) be issued because the supplier possess an invalid ISO 9001:2000 QMS certification and is not being evaluated?
Hi Fayyaz, ISO 9001, clause 7.4.1, requires the ...
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 letterhead or in any advertising, including websites without an express statement of fact describing the scope of the Licensee's authorization which must include the organization's API issued ...
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 providing calibration services to its clients. What action should be taken at this stage?
REPLY: Hello Fayyaz, this is a great question. ISO 9001:2008 was issued for use during Nov. 2008. ...
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 the reoccurrence of a nonconforming condition will always be a corrective action, not a preventive action. This is because the action taken addresses a nonconforming ...
An audit is an audit, right? Absolutely not! Knowing how to differentiate between a supplier quality audit, quality system certification audit and an internal audit is essential for effective audit planning. Let’s quickly review the primary purpose of each of these audit types.
Supplier quality audit: The primary intent of a supplier quality audit should be to assess the supplier’s ability to provide a product or service that meets ...