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Monthly Meeting for Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Using Your ISO 9001:2008 QMS to Plan for the ISO 9001:2015 Changes

Presentation Abstract:

The next, and much anticipated, revision of ISO 9001 is due in late 2015. During the history of ISO 9000, there’s only been one other significant change the first of its type, from the 1994 to 2000 versions. Many organizations weren’t properly prepared for the significance of that change and, as a result, missed the opportunity to realize the full benefits the change brought.

To prepare your organization for the changes it is necessary to utilize your existing quality management system to plan for and implement the changes — in order to maintain the integrity of the system, certification and customers’ perception.

This presentation takes a high level look at the background and content of the current draft or DIS” version of ISO 9001 and how the various tools” in an existing, ISO 9001:2008 compliant, quality management system can work together to accomplish the important task of managing the changes, using the popular “P.D.C.A” cycle.

Presented by Andy Nichols

Presenter BIO:
Andy Nichols, East Coast Regional Sales Manager, NQA, USA

Andy has been the East Coast Regional Sales Manager for NQA, USA since early 2008. He brings a wide ranging experience to NQA’s clients, having worked as a Certification Body Lead Auditor as well as being a well respected implementation Consultant and Trainer.
He has authored two books, “Exploding the Myths Surrounding ISO 9000 — A Practical Implementation Guide (published by ITG in April 2013) and “A Guide to Effective Internal Management Systems Audits (published May 2014).

Previously, he was a consultant with Excel Partnership, Inc., for over 15 years, developing and delivering world class training. Andy has held a number of quality management positions, and was responsible for establishing and implementing quality systems to ISO 9001 and NATO AQAP1.

His experience includes a significant role at Chrysler Manufacturing (ISO 9001), Hyundai Motors Manufacturing Alabama (ISO/TS 16949), Arvin Meritor, Peterson Spring, ACH, GM, Timken Company, Valeo, GKN, and Visteon.

Other Clients he has worked with include Dresser, Caterpillar, Oce USA, River Run Press, UL, ANSI, the USA Navy, Army and Airforce and the USDA.

In addition to his ISO 9000 Management Systems experience, he has also worked with ISO 14000, ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO/IEC 17025. He has extensive practical knowledge of ‘Quality Tools’, including SPC, FMEA, Quality Circles, Problem Solving, Internal Auditing and Process Mapping etc.

Click here to register for the event!

A buffet dinner is included with the meeting cost and served prior to the presentation. Please contact the Arrangements Chair at least one week prior to the event if you have special dietary needs, and we will try to accommodate them.

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