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Ten Tips for Moving to

ISO 9001:2000

MTTC ISO 9001:2000

Training Spotlight

   1. Understand New and Changed

       Requirements
   2. Determine Scope and Permissible Exclusions
   3. Adopt the Process Approach 
   4. Revise Quality Manual and

       Procedures           
   5. Focus on Expanded Top

       Management Role           
   6. Establish Measurable Quality

       Objectives
   7. Prepare Your Transition Plan
   8. Inform Organization of Changes and Plans
   9. Update Your Internal Audit Program
 10. Identify Areas for Continual

      Improvement

 

ISO 9000:2000 Transition Planning Workshop

      February 11, 2002

     August 1, 2002

 

ISO 9001:2000 Internal Auditor Training 
February 25, 2002

August 26, 2002 

 

Process Management Workshop
February 5, 2002

August 15, 2002

 

More Info on these and other Training Classes

 

If you will be implementing a modified quality management system to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000, we offer these ten tips to help you get started.
 

1. Understand New and Changed Requirements

When you are planning a trip, you must know your starting point and ultimate destination to decide on the most efficient and effective route. Similarly, you need to understand the new and changed ISO 9001:2000 requirements before plotting your transition path. Start by ordering the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9000:2000, and ISO 9004:2000 family of standards. Copies can be purchased at http://qualitypress.asq.org.
http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/iso9000-14000/iso9000/2000rev4.html
that highlights the key requirement differences.

You will need to provide awareness training to top management and other personnel responsible for facilitating the transition. We offer a two hour ISO 9000:2000 Revisions Overview either through our public course offerings or we can bring this training on site – tailored to your needs. See our class schedule at http://www.mttc.org/Calendar.htm, or contact us at (502) 367-2186.

 

 

2. Determine Scope and Permissible Exclusions

ISO 9001:2000 is intended to be generic and applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size, and product category. However, not all requirements in the new standard will necessarily be relevant to all organizations. Under certain circumstances, an organization may exclude some specific requirements.
 

 

3. Adopt the Process Approach

A "process" is a system of activities that uses resources to transform inputs into outputs. The "process approach" promoted by ISO 9001:2000 systematically identifies and manages these processes and their interaction within a quality management system.

 

 

4. Revise Quality Manual and Procedures

The documentation for a compliant quality management system must include the quality policy, quality objectives, quality manual, required procedures, and other documents deemed necessary for its effective planning, operation, and control. These requirements are covered in clause 4.2.1 of ISO 9001:2000.

 

5. Focus on Expanded Top Management Role

ISO 9000:2000 defines top management as the person or group of people who directs and controls an organization at the highest level. Top management leadership, commitment, and active involvement are essential for an effective quality management system.

 

6. Establish Measurable Quality Objectives

When you drive down the road, you can glance at the indicators on the dashboard to see how your car is performing. In a similar fashion, your organization needs to identify the key quality measures for evaluating the performance of your quality management system.
 

 

7. Prepare Your Transition Plan

We began these tips by talking about planning a trip. To know your starting point, you should assess your current system against the requirements of the new standard (your destination). This gap analysis will identify any missing documentation and practices.
http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/iso9000-14000/iso9000/2000rev4.html
for advice on making the move to ISO 9001:2000.

You will need to provide transition training to top management and other personnel responsible for facilitating the transition. We offer a two hour ISO 9000:2000 Revisions Overview either through our public course offerings or we can bring this training on site – tailored to your needs. See our class schedule at http://www.mttc.org/Calendar.htm, or contact us at (502) 367-2186.
 

 

8. Inform Organization of Changes and Plans

It is important to keep everyone within the scope of your quality management system informed of your plans and progress. Clause 5.5.3 of ISO 9001:2000 requires internal communication channels be established to share information about the effectiveness of your quality management system.
 

 

9. Update Your Internal Audit Program

Clause 8.2.2, Internal Audit, requires an organization to consider the process status and importance when planning an audit program. Since the quality management system will be revised to comply with ISO 9001:2000, your internal audit schedule should focus on the areas of new and changed practices. In addition, the internal audit procedure must be updated to comply with the requirements of clause 8.2.2.

 

10. Identify Areas for Continual Improvement

According to clause 8.5.1, the organization must continually improve the effectiveness of the quality management system through the use of the quality policy, quality objectives, audit results, analysis of data, corrective and preventive actions, and management review.

Tips and Guidance

We hope you find these tips, as well as, the guidance in the referenced documents at the ISO web site, useful in your transition planning. Although your registrar cannot consult on possible practices, they should be involved in setting up the transition audit schedule and interpreting requirements. 

 Visit our web site regularly for the latest information regarding the ISO 9000:2000 standards and related transition guidance, training courses and consultation. Let us help you begin the "Move from Conformance to Performance" in the year 2001! Contact Aimee Cecil [email protected], or Mike Paten [email protected], RAB Certified Quality Management System Auditor.

 

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