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Articles on Quality
Articles on Quality

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ISO 9001:2008 Implementation: Increasing Value and Reducing Lead Time - By Chad Kymal
Chad Kymal, International Consultant, Auditor and Author, made a presentation in May of 2003 in San Jose, California, in which he discussed how to defeat roadblocks to ISO 9001:2008 implementations how to create a culture within the organization that enables you to find bottom line value from the implementation. (Click here to view this presentation.)

Integrating Lean and Six Sigma for Breakthrough Process Improvement - By Ron Mitchell, Omnex's Director of Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, published in Inside Six Sigma
ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 differ from previous quality system standards in their strong emphasis on documenting and continually improving the organization's product realization, management and supporting processes, which together make-up all of a company's business processes....(More...)

The Business Management System Approach - By David Watkins
Any time an organization changes how it does even one thing, it has the opportunity to examine everything it does and to take advantage of that period of change. After all, once change of any size is undertaken,... (More...)

Update on ISO/TS 16949:2009 & the Auditing Approach - By Chad Kymal
On Thursday, February 20, 2003 Chad Kymal, International Consultant, Auditor and Author, made a presentation on the latest news about ISO/TS 16949:2009 and the newly release customer-specific requirements from the Big Three. (Download this PowerPoint presentation here.)

Enterprise Quality Management Systems - The Future of QMS Software.
On Thursday, February 27, 2003 Chad Kymal, International Consultant, Auditor and Author, made a presentation on enterprise quality management system software. This presentation reiterated and embellished the points made in his magazine article for Quality Digest in October, 2002 (See 'One Stop Shop'). He covered the fragmented world of quality software and what to look for in an enterprise system. (Download this PowerPoint presentation here.)

Customers, Customer Expectations, Processes and Audits - By Chad Kymal
ISO/TS 16949:2009's three elements of 5.2 Customer Focus, 7.0 Product Realization and 8.2.2 Internal Audits (customer focused process audits) are significant departures from QS-9000. In fact, 5.2 Customer Focus is not an explicit part of QS-9000. (More...)

This article appeared in a special edition of Action line, published in December 2002

Integrating Lean and Six Sigma for Supplier Development
Many companies are outsourcing processes and even moving entire operations to capitalize on the lower labor costs available in places. (Click here)

How Can You Move From QS-9000 to TS 16949:2002? What QS-9000 Registered Suppliers Need to Prepare For?
The date by which QS-9000-registered automotive suppliers will need to transition their quality management systems (QMSs) to the ISO 9001. (Click here)

Transitioning from QS-9000 to ISO/TS 16949:2009 - The Process Approach
Two things will become clear to you as you become familiar with ISO/TS 16949:2009. Not only does a QMS in conformance with the TS. (Click here)

One Stop Shop
One Stop Shop - Enterprise-wide Quality Software can boost improvements and save you money. (Click here)

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