Latest News & Opinion on the ISO Certification Scheme
Registrar ACM shows exactly how CBs and ABs should be responding to complaints.
ASQ CEO William Troy is stepping down, citing “personal leave of absence.”
Regional Accreditation Oversight Body Doesn’t Want Information That Might Help It Conduct Regional Accreditation Oversight
APAC doesn’t want people sending them feedback on the bodies under their oversight, because procedures!
The AS9100 Lead Auditor certification body Probitas has ruled that it’s fine for auditors to lie about their work experience on LinkedIn, because it’s only airplanes.
The ISO Whistleblower Program has been inundated with complaints about Indian-based CBs; maybe there’s an unexpected reason for that.
Oxebridge has filed complaints against two registrars in 24 hours, alleging multiple violations of accreditation rules.
A complaint filed by Oxebridge alleging violatios of impartiality rules by ANAB and NQA has been escalated to the InterAmerica Accreditation Cooperation.
The registrar TNV Certification reacted to a formal complaint by denying it outright after only 41 minutes of consideration, then accused Oxebridge of “malpractice.”
Oxebridge founder Christopher Paris is cited in a recent published study entitled “Faking ISO 9001 in China: An Exploratory Study,” published in the October 2018 edition of Business Horizons.
US Senate Candidate, Certificate Mill Operator Falsely Accuses Oxebridge Founder of Being “Arrested”
Certificate mill operator Daryl Guberman has published a wholly false claim that the Oxebridge founder was arrested, even as Guberman is being sued in US Federal court for defamation.
Allegation: QualityAustria Certified Consultancy Operated by Its Staff, Then Issued Certs to Their Consulting Clients
The ISO 9001 registrar QualityAustria certified an ISO consulting firm run by one of its regional representatives, then certified the clients of that consulting firm as well, prompting an official complaint.
Oxebridge’s Chris Paris analyzes the number of certificates to AS9100 and related aerospace standards.
Registrar URS acknowledged a complaint filed by Oxebridge, but then assigned the root cause as being the fault of the company that reported the problem.
The Oxebridge site was down for about a day, as new improvements were added and server hardware optimized.
FAA has still not released information on the supplier of defective slat tracks for the Boeing 737 MAX, citing concerns by industry manufacturers.
UKAS-accredited ISO 9001 registrar ACM Ltd. faces a complaint after a Qatar-based consultancy quoted ACM certification services alongside consulting work.
Oxebridge releases its analysis of the ISO Survey 2018 data, revealing disturbing trends not highlighted in ISO’s official report.
The recent upgrade to the new site format caused some images to appear blurry. This has now been repaired.
The ISO 9001 consulting firm Al Raeda was found to be marketing the certification services of QACS, prompting a formal complaint which caused the CB to respond angrily to Oxebridge.
Chris Paris appears on the QualityMatters podcast — this time with video — to discuss ISO’s conflicted standards development practices.
Oxebridge has filed a major complaint against the accreditation body IAS, alleging it has violated ISO 17011.
ISO ignored calls to adopt a “maturity model” approach to its standards, and now its competitors are freezing it out of the growing trend triggered by CMMI.
The ISO 27001 certified firm Miracle Systems is under investigation for potentially criminal leaks of US government information which was found for sale on the dark web.
The Retail Edition of Surviving AS9100 Rev. D has been released in both paperback and digital editions. Both versions are available on Amazon for $54.99. The hardcopy version comes in at 338 pages, while the digital version is readable on Kindle, iPad,...
The certificate mill AGS denies operating in Iran despite multiple ISO 9001 certificates having been issued under its name in that country, and aggressive marketing.
The latest excuse by ISO 9001 registrars who quote low prices for audits is that the “IAF doesn’t mandate pricing.”
A TUV ISO 9001 certified Spanish drug packager mislabeled medicines, resulting in babies experiencing uncontrolled hair growth and deadly side effects.
The Pre-Order Edition of Surviving AS9100 has been released, with the full Amazon edition to be announced shortly.
ANAB has ruled that NQA did not violate accreditation rules when one of its senior managers threatened a client for hiring Oxebridge to assist in resolving audit nonconformities.
A major contributor to ISO’s Annex L just said “so what?” if ISO 9001 contradicts Deming’s 14 points, and suggested Deming is obsolete.
ISO 9001 expert Phyllis Nash discusses the increase in auditors demanding clients implement ISO 9001 their way, even when this conflicts with the standard.
A raft of complaints has been filed against UAE-based ISO certification bodies found quoting inadequate audit days in order to gain new clients.
G31000 founder Alex Dali is marketing a “risk maturity model” product using quotes from ISO 31000 that were invented out of thin air.
The IAQG database “OASIS” is a cache of defamatory entries made by AS9100 registrars who publicly shame their clients.
Bureau Veritas granted a directorship role to a former director of Odebrecht, which is responsible for what the US DOJ called the “largest foreign bribery case in history.”