From 11 to 15 September 2017, the global meeting of quality experts in the relevant Technical Committee 176 took place in Bali, Indonesia. About 150 experts from all around the world met to proceed with working on the Standards.
The implementation and certificatin of Management Systems International Standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, achieved a high international recognition, with more than 1 million organizations with their Quality Management Systems certified worldwide. Researchers have been paying considerable attenttion to this theme and the number of published articles has robustly grown.
Since 24.05.2017 the ISO/TS 22163 as successor of IRIS Rev. 2.1 is published. On the 1st of June 2017 the new IRIS CertificationTM rules 2017 for certification has been published. Please note – only quality management systems certified according IRIS Rev. 03 will be accepted within the railway-business.
Half-time at the changeover to ISO 9001. What are the experiences, and how should the Revision be used to guarantee the further development of the quality management system rather than make it even more complicated? What can the changeover yield, and what should rather be avoided? Dr. Mag. Anni Koubek gives some suggestions based on the first 1000 audits and has answers to frequently asked questions.
Interview with Eckehard Bauer, member of the Austrian mirror committee to TC 262 and vice president of Quality Austria, responsible for safety, transport, Business Continuity Management and Risk Management.
Japan is a highly important market for the aviation industry worldwide. Together with our local partner J-VAC in Tokyo we have achieved the first EN 9100 certification in Japan. Further audits are planned and already in preparation. Therefore, we are very pleased to inform you that we are now also able to offer and provide our service in Japan.
2017 will be an exciting year for all IRIS-certified and interested! The new ISO/TS 22163 will be published mid-2017. This standard includes the core of the ISO 9001:2015, based - like all new ISO standards - on the structure of the annex SL (high level structure), and will be complemented by specific requirements from the railway industry. Companies certified according to IRIS, have to upgrade on the ISO/TS 2216 at the latest 14.September 2018.
ADVA Optical Networking SE, legally established in Meiningen, Austria and with its administrative headquarters in Martinsried in Bavaria is a multinational supplier of telecommunication equipment. The company focusses on optical fiber based transmitting techniques and has been a long-standing qualityaustria client. Bernhard Wiehler, Vice President Quality Management, ADVA and his take on the practicability of the revision.
The European Quality Leader Award is yearly launched and granted by the EOQ. The award is meant to promote maximum performances in all layers of the quality topic and support their propagation. The European Quality Leader is awarded by the EOQ to the best applicant to the yearly contest, by taking into account the defined EOQ-EQL criteria.
In addition to the publication of the new IATF 16949:2016 in October, also two of the VDA Volumes are currently being revised. These are VDA 6.1 – QM system audit and VDA 6.3 – Process audi. We made a summary of the most important changes.