Certification of a Group Corporation - ISO9000/14000 vs. SONY GP certification

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mhitiem90

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This is a good place for me to reach many quality concept.

I'm working in a IC design house and we have several business unit in different products field.
Now, we will saperate 2 BU for a independent company within this year.
We are talking about how to plan for the quality control system in group corporation, we have ISO9000/14000 and SONY GP certification currently.
There has 2 different choose for decision, one for centralize quality department and the other one is independent to each subsidiary company.

I do not worry about ISO certification, but I'm not sure SONY GP certification may certify as a group corporation.

Any teacher can teach me which one method is better for us both of quality control system certification and may satisfy customer demand.

Thanks.
 
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Re: Certification of a group corporation

This is a good place for me to reach many quality concept.

I'm working in a IC design house and we have several business unit in different products field.
Now, we will saperate 2 BU for a independent company within this year.
We are talking about how to plan for the quality control system in group corporation, we have ISO9000/14000 and SONY GP certification currently.
There has 2 different choose for decision, one for centralize quality department and the other one is independent to each subsidiary company.

I do not worry about ISO certification, but I'm not sure SONY GP certification may certify as a group corporation.

Any teacher can teach me which one method is better for us both of quality control system certification and may satisfy customer demand.

Thanks.
What are you asking about? :confused:

1) Should the Quality unit be centralized or individualized?

2) Get a Corporate Registration?

3) How would Sony GP certification be affected?

I need a little more information or specific questions.
 

RoxaneB

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Re: Certification of a group corporation

I know a few people who work for SONY...I'll see if they can dig up any information that will help.

Oh...welcome to the Cove!
 
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mhitiem90

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Re: Certification of a group corporation

What are you asking about? :confused:

1) Should the Quality unit be centralized or individualized?

2) Get a Corporate Registration?

3) How would Sony GP certification be affected?

I need a little more information or specific questions.
Sorry for my poor description.

1. Yes, my question is which is better? centralized or individualized?
2. Could we get corporate registration include subsidiary?
3. As I know, SONY GP is registration by each different site.

Thanks.
 

Coury Ferguson

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Re: Certification of a group corporation

Sorry for my poor description.

1. Yes, my question is which is better? centralized or individualized?
Don't worry about the description. :)

That depends on the specific locations of the subsidiaries. But, I would try and keep it centralized.


2. Could we get corporate registration include subsidiary?
The link provided will give some direction on this answer: http://www.iaf.nu/

Review Guide 62 under corporate registration/certification. See if you meet the requirements. There is some criteria that needs to be met.

3. As I know, SONY GP is registration by each different site.

Thanks.

This question I wouldn't know the answer. But Roxane said they will check that one out.

I hope this helped
 
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mhitiem90

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Re: Certification of a group corporation

Don't worry about the description. :)

That depends on the specific locations of the subsidiaries. But, I would try and keep it centralized.




The link provided will give some direction on this answer: http://www.iaf.nu/

Review Guide 62 under corporate registration/certification. See if you meet the requirements. There is some criteria that need to be met.




This question I wouldn't know the answer. But RC said they will check that one out.

I hope this helped
Thanks, it's very helpul to me.
But why is better to keep quality unit centralized?
 

RoxaneB

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I do not worry about ISO certification, but I'm not sure SONY GP certification may certify as a group corporation.
As per my SONY contact....yes, it can be applied to a group (i.e., multi-site). He was the champion to implement the GP certification in Canada.

Roxane's friend said:
I can only think that GP and Sony is Green Partner program (I think you made some joke at the time at we should call it guinea pig)...

It can be applied to a whole company provided all items from that company sold to Sony have gone through the evaluation process and that the company itself has been audited.
 

RoxaneB

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Re: Certification of a group corporation

Thanks, it's very helpul to me.
But why is better to keep quality unit centralized?

For me, the concept of a centralized management system is not so much about location of records/documents, but more so that the concepts of standardization of consistency are promoted.

If a central or core approach is taken, then mutliple sites will follow the same practice/process. This is an excellent way to promote a common language spoken by all employees at all divisions and departments.

For example, let's look at the concept of "failure analysis" within my organization (17 sites in North America plus downstream and upstream operations). The Engineers at my site would be able to talk about failure analysis using the same terms and concepts and appraoches as production people at our St. Paul location and even the HR team at our Manitoba plant and even the Safety group at our corporate location in Florida.

The downside to a centralized management system is the liklihood that "cultures" vary from location to location. We have a sister mill that 1.5 hours east of my location. Our cultures are completely different! Corporate is often left scratching their head at this phenomenon. Our levels of understanding and applying the company methodologies vary...but we do use the same terms and are able to help each other out (when we feel like it ;) )
 
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Denis9001 - 2007

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With regard to ISO certification there is a misconception that a company is certified/registered. That's not quite true. It's the system that's certified and the system belongs to the company. So to apply this to your case we should ask, is it one system (you will have sub systems for different BU's) and is the system under the control of a single entity. That's to say the entity can make system changes which would be binding on all BUs.
 
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