|Course Title:||ISO 9001:2000 Making the Transition|
|Author:||Annette Dennis McCully|
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Upgrade your ISO 9000 quality management system (QMS) to meet the requirements of the new ISO 9001:2000. Within three years, all companies wishing to maintain certification must upgrade to the framework of the new standard. ISO 9001:2000 is your guide to making a smooth transition.
This groundbreaking revision offers a process model that reflects the efficient structure and sequence of the ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) standard. It represents a more modern approach to quality with an important emphasis on customer satisfaction.
Presenting a practical explanation of the standard and the 2000 revision changes, this self-study program demonstrates how you can maintain certification and system integrity while expanding your existing system to meet the new criteria and focus.
Using charts and tables, ISO 9001:2000 identifies and compares the additions and revisions clause by clause. It also explains the logic and the implications of these changes, and offers key transition guidance from ISO and knowledgeable registrars.
Because quality management systems must be fundamentally integrated into business practice, the authors also address the costs and savings of proactive and robust management systems with comments and suggestions from executives in major firms.
Learn how to meet the new standard while maintaining certification and system integrity.
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About This Course:
This new self-study, ISO 9001:2000Making the Transition, is designed as a practical handbook for managers whose organizations are certified to the 1994 ISO 9001, ISO 9002, or ISO 9003 quality management systems (QMS). Managers and staff who are ready to plan their transition to ISO 9001:2000 will find that, unlike the old 20-part standard that was frequently over-documented, the new quality management standard consists of eight sections, only six of which require documentation. Because the new QMS has many parallels with ISO 14001, the environmental management system (EMS) standard published in 1996, it will be easier to integrate the two systems throughout business practices and the entire organization.
This course will provide you with a practical explanation of how to plan, revise, and apply the new quality standard through exercises and text. You will be guided in these changes through systematic workshop questions and exercises, allowing you to begin outlining your new QMS as you proceed through the course.
We are including an explanation of Demings plan-do-check-act cycle and his fourteen points of transformation which were integral to many quality systems for years before the first ISO 9000 standard was signed off in the late 80s. His concepts were not specifically referred to in the 1994 editions of the standards, but are central to ISO 9001:2000.
Note: You will need to have a copy of the new ISO 9001:2000 standard in hand to understand the significance of the recent changes. Copies may be purchased from:
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
The International Organization for Standardization
Annette Dennis McCully has been a science journalist and technical writer for 15 years, conducting interviews of corporate, governmental, and military officials for articles, case studies, and industry reports. Owner of McCully Technical Services, she is a correspondent to one interrnational press and works with companies and corporations in the development of corporate procedures and handbooks. Her clients include International Environmental Systems Update (IESU), published by CEEM, Inc.; globeNet (www.iso14000.net); the IT Corporation; Quality Digest; and ECOSS. McCully coauthored Understanding and Implementing ISO 14001 for the American Management Association in 1998.
A trained ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, McCully is a graduate of Goddard College, majoring in management and writing, and has completed a wide range of coursework at the University of Tulsa, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Southern California.
Debra L. Reese has worked in the quality sector of the semiconductor industry for 28 years. During this time, she has held several positions, including JANM38510 Program Manager, Site Audit Manager, R/QA Staff Engineer, and ISO 9002/14001 Program Director and ISO 9001/14001 Systems Consultant. She achieved the first site certification to ISO 14001 in the State of Washington in 1997 with a fully integrated ISO9002/14001 set of systems. Reese has spoken about her work with management systems at several environmental and quality conferences in Washington and Oregon in the last few years.
Reese has worked with Fairchild, National, and Matsushita Semiconductor Corporation of America, all in Washington state. She continues her work with the semiconductor industry as a consultant in quality, safety, health, and environmental issues to Microchip Technology through Environmental Assessment Services, Inc. in Tacoma, Washington.
Betty Hageman of Betty Hageman Graphic Design designed and laid out this book.
The publisher wishes to thank the following people for their help in reviewing the manuscript of this course: Bill Poliseo, Executive Vice President of BVQI (Bureau Veritas Quality International) North American Operations, and Garnett Davis, U.S. Operations Manager for DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Certification, Inc.