Who’s Running the US TAG to TC 176?

(UPDATE: I answered my own question, here. A new TAG Chair was elected, in secret.) Bear with me, because rather than report on a subject, I’m asking an honest answer. I invite anyone with insight to clarify things for me, to the extent that they can (write me...

Smithers Republished ISO 9001, Too

Smithers has pulled its “ISO 14001 Gap Analysis Tool” which featured just over half of the ISO 14001 standard, copied and pasted, with Smithers invoking copyright over the entire thing. That came within hours of my reporting on their copyright faux pas....

IAF Releases Survey on Minimum Audit Man-Days

UPDATE see below. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has released a survey asking respondents about their views on the IAF rules for minimum audit days. These rules, published in IAF “Mandatory Document Nr. 5” (MD5) affect all ISO management...

Let’s Take A Break and Talk Wine For A Minute

Oxebridge’s decidedly off-topic sister site, the irreverent wine blog Winepisser.com, has announced its fourth annual Winepisser Best Wine award. You can read which of 150 wines tasted in 2018 came in first, along with some runners-up. In keeping with a newer...

Cartoonist Goes Nuclear on ISO 9001

File this in the “Someone Other Than Oxebridge Said It” department. UK nuclear consultant and professional cartoonist Martin Wakeman has published a series of cartoons slamming ISO for developing vague and confusing standards designed to generate revenue...

“Surviving AS9100” Publication Date Delayed

It was probably to be expected, as the same thing happened with my first book, but the publication date for Surviving AS9100 Rev. D is slipping. I promised October, but I’m still writing it and October is halfway over, so I am not sure when this will be edited...

Get Ready for Oxebridge’s FOD Posters

For years I’ve been complaining about how the aerospace industry is infected with really, really bad FOD posters. I love the FOD Control Corporation’s products, and their Make it FOD Free manual is required industry reading, but let’s face it, their...

Oxebridge Analysis of ISO Survey Data 2017

As reported earlier, ISO has just released its latest ISO Survey report, with data up to 2017. This report collects the total certifications for ISO 9001, 14001 and other standards, and is typically trotted out by ISO as a marketing piece, and typically with some...