Latest News & Opinion on the ISO Certification Scheme
Two leaked documents show the drafters of “Annex SL” high-level structure care little about the end users who will have to implement it.
The mandatory text for all ISO management system standards is coming, whether you like it or not.
Gathering evidence for remote QMS audits through careful “photomapping” can replicate an on-site audit, while reducing the inefficient and awkward use of live video.
The misadventures of ISO 9001 auditor Ray Battlesbee will return shortly.
UAF Shuts Down TNV Investigation Prematurely, But Clears Oxebridge of False Accusation of “Extortion”
UAF cleared TNV while ignoring pages of evidence showing the registrar did not follow rules on responsiveness to complaints.
Ty Schieber and Mark Berman faced a vote of no confidence for their roles in releasing a fundraising program that many called “pay to play.”
Shifting to online ISO 9001 or AS9100 implementation reduces costs and increases speed.
The certification body claims to be listed as a CMMC certification body, despite the rules for CMMC certification not yet finalized.
Oxebridge performs its annual analysis of the official ISO Survey data related to worldwide ISO 9001 certificates.
The CMMC Accreditation Board withdrew a plan to grant “Diamond” status to anyone who donated $500,000, a move that stunned those seeking to ensure the body’s work remains untainted by financial conflicts.
Oxebridge’s ISO 45001 implementation approach can help identify and verify legal compliance.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the US Dept. of Defense and the CMMC Accreditation Body can’t be complied with, because it presents requirements that cancel themselves out.
Extracting tangible benefits from ISO 9001’s Clause 8.5.3 on “Customer and Supplier Property”
A day after Oxebridge threatened to obtain an emergency court order, PRI formally cancelled its controversial advisory affecting the anodize industry.
Based on stakeholder feedback, Oxebridge will provide reporting to defense industry and regulatory officials on the evolving CMMC accreditation scheme.
The PRI ruling demanding “dimensional inspection” and not thickness testing has been formally rescinded, after widespread industry outrage.
The launch of Google’s unaccredited “Career Certificates” program may kill accredited university degrees, paving the way for the ISO scheme to follow suit.
FAA redacted the identity of Southwest United Industries, after having outed them in a formal press release months earlier.
UAF claimed it could not provide evidence of its complaint investigation because the subject of that complaint, TNV Certifications, claimed Oxebridge was attempting to “extort” it.
EA has dismissed an appeal against Quality Austria and Akkreditierung Austria despite additional photographic and documentary evidence of conflicts of interest.
APAC’s Graeme Drake refused to address two accreditation scandals in just one week alone.
Companies can now share evidence with third-party certification auditors during ISO 9001 or other audits, while maintaining ITAR and EAR compliance.
A2LA’s president simultaneously denied and potentially admitted to violations of ISO 17011, while dismissing a complaint regarding the spinoff organization A2LA Workplace Training.
A collection of some frustrating, rip-snorting bogus nonconformities reported by PRI during Nadcap special process audits.
ISO has released an online survey that all ISO 9001 users should take ASAP.
Contradicting an A2LA executive, the international laboratory accreditation oversight body says it did not approve the creation of A2LA’s new consulting firm.
As the United Accreditation Forum ignores a formal complaint put to it, the matter now falls to the Asian Pacific Accreditation Cooperation.
Apparently responding to the #BurnyourIRCAcard campaign, the CQI/IRCA has added a statement supporting “diversity” to its homepage.
PRI has ruled that anodize processing companies must conduct dimensional inspection in addition to thickness testing, denying decades of precedence and potentially forcing anodizers to invest in million-dollar inspection equipment.
The UKAS website is down, but no explanation has been given.
The new A2LA WorkPlace Training organization appears to run afoul of rules separating consulting firms from auditing bodies.
Someone from ASQ decided to send hate mail defending its overwhelmingly white office staff, and it didn’t go well.
ASQ may not survive the decisions by its incompetent leadership and Board, as financial ruin and racism continue to plague the Society.
This quick video unveils how ISO actually generates revenue by hoarding the world’s intellectual property, and then charges everyone on the planet for the privilege.
The AS9100 oversight body still requires on-site audits for initial certification audits, risking the health of auditors and clients.