In Reply to Parent Post by MikeL
But Preservation of product must apply to the product not a product.
Otherwise we would, using the sorts of arguments that have been put forward, have to protect the knobs on our doors because that's a product.
You must pay close attention to Note 1 b) under ISO 9001:2008 Section 1.1, which clarifies what the term product means in the context of the standard. Any component, sub-assembly, firmware, etc. is a product. It goes beyond the finished (assembled) product.