Latest Reporting, Editorials & Guidance Documents
A Fellow of the QuEST Forum and ASQ was responsible for quality knowledge transfer to Huawei, acting as their VP of Global Quality for over a decade.
Boeing supplier ASCO has shut down operations after a ransomware attack locked all systems, affecting its entire global operations.
Arconic, the company responsible for the flammable cladding material which caused the deadly Grenfell Towers fire, still holds ISO 9001 certification issued by Bureau Veritas.
Spirit AeroSystems was fined for exposing workers to carcinogenic hexavalent chromium, even as it held OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety certification issued by DNV-GL.
The EA accreditation group has not only ruled that it rejects an official ISO/CASCO clarification, but it then directs its members, such as UKAS, to specifically violate the rule.
NQA Quality Director Arlen Chapman faces an official complaint after threatening problems for a client who hired Oxebridge to assist it in closing findings after an AS9100 audit.
A Penn State paper claims that ASQ Pennsylvania Section Chair William Levinson echoes “white supremacist views.”
PMI industries was found to have forged source inspection documents for parts later sold to SpaceX, even as it held AS9100 certification issued by NSF-ISR.
Dr. Melvyn Langford has published an article in UK Health Estate Journal debunking the concepts of risk priority numbers and the 5 x 5 risk matrix.
A German court has ruled that accreditation bodies cannot provide time limits in their accreditation contracts, opening the door to “permanent accreditation.”
Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems are refusing to name the manufacturer of defective slat tracks installed on 737 aircraft prompting questions as to what they are hiding.
A Pakistan-based registrar claiming accreditation with the US body IAS has opened a Facebook account which steals the identity of one of the most famous American CB founders in ISO 9001 history.
BSI awarded ISO 9001 to a company found to have previously falsified aluminum extrusion data, and which was banned from all goverment contracting because of the criminal activities.
Chris Paris has completed Surviving AS9100 Rev. D and sent the manuscript to the printers, but you can get a glimpse of the book’s content through this sneak peek of the Table of Contents.
Multiple annual reports and internal documents show that ISO uses the word “risk” to mean solely negative effects of uncertainty, even as it pushes the world to embrace “positive risk” in order to sell standards.
Oxebridge obtained the official ballot for TC 176 members to vote on changes to the definition of “risk” in Annex SL, which will impact on ISO 9001, and it reveals the entire process is rigged.
The ISO TMB is renaming Annex SL to “Annex L” and the naming reveals a far more nefarious and dangerous plot than you’d imagine.
TMB is back to the drawing board, re-doing Annex SL and arguing — again — over the definition of “risk.”
Quality Magazine gave its “Quality Leadership 100” award to SAPA, a company that a year earlier was reported as having falsified test data on aluminum extrusions for two decades, and which was responsible for two NASA rocket failures.
The IAQG has partnered with Wichita State University to create a complex online tool that harvests AS9100 user data, all because CB auditors cannot manage looking up something on a simple, printed two column table.
Oxebridge has updated its free ISO 9001:2015 QMS Template Kit, which now includes improved audit and CAR logs, and a 60-slide training slide deck for employees.
Oxebridge’s free AS9100 template kit has been updated to version 1.1.
Companies are ignoring, dismissing or underestimating the impact of ITAR’s latest flowdown push; the risks of failing to implement ITAR properly include jail for those involved, so it’s worth getting educated, fast.
Oxebridge has released a free template kit for AS9100 Revision D QMS documents. You’re welcome, Earth.
This helpful infographic presents the mandatory records required by ISO 9001:2015, as well as those implied by the text.
A helpful infographic on the required documented procedures in ISO 9001:2015, as well as implied and recommended procedures.
An updated guide on how to apply the configuration managemetn requirements of AS9100 Rev D in a typical, small machine shop.
The Oxebridge book “Surviving ISO 9001” is about to see a price hike, but you can order your copy now at the current price.
Quality Nerd blog reviewed Christopher Paris’ book, Surviving ISO 9001:2015.
Oxebridge has published Christopher Paris’ new book, Surviving ISO 9001:2015.
Humor & Everything Else
Analyzing the total auditor figures in the IAQG OASIS database reveals a horde of undead zombie auditors roaming the world, just in time for Halloween. Boo!
Nuclear expert Martin Wakeman has published a cartoon series criticizing ISO for relying on consultants to develop its standards.
Oxebridge has launched an official merchandise website at www.oxebridge.biz, with the first set of products being a line of snarky FOD posters for aerospace companies.
Oxebridge is getting ready to release a set of snarky, hilarious FOD posters for aerospace companies.
Nadcap special process accreditation is being flowed down to more and more aerospace manufacturers; here’s what you need to know.
Which Brave ASQ Section Wants to Book “Three Steps ASQ Must Take To Become A Member-Focused Organization?”
Oxebridge is challenging any ASQ Section to host his discussion on “Three Steps ASQ Must Take To Become A Member-Focused Organization.”
ASQ is seeking nominations for the Crosby Award, and Oxebridge’s Chris Paris wants you to nominate him.
Deadpool sidekick “Peter W” is posting on LinkedIn, and the idiots on that network don’t know they’re getting trolled.
Another look at Oxebridge’s sometimes-hilarious editorial graphics.
Cage match! Certificate mill operator Daryl Guberman battled IAQG genius Buddy Cressionnie, and neither man came out smarter than when they went in.