Changing from ISO9000 to ISO9001:2000 need help

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sjrutland

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My question is do I have to change my quality manual or is the one I have for ISO9000 good enough? I am new to ISO so if this seems like a really dumn question I apoligize. But even if it is dumn I still need an answer. I thank you all. I have learned so much from this forum. I am still very much a rookie but I am learning.

Stan :confused:
 
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sjrutland said:
My question is do I have to change my quality manual or is the one I have for ISO9000 good enough? I am new to ISO so if this seems like a really dumn question I apoligize. But even if it is dumn I still need an answer. I thank you all. I have learned so much from this forum. I am still very much a rookie but I am learning.

Stan
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Essentially you need to perform a "gap analysis" to determine the "gaps" between your current system and the updated ISO9k2k (my shorthand for ISO9001:2000)

ISO has tips and documents to help you. Go here
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/iso9000-14000/iso9000/selection_use/implementing.html
for a quick overview of implementing ISO9k2k. Search throughout the Cove and elsewhere for "gap analysis" "upgrading ISO" and other terms which other Covers suggest.

One thing to keep in mind - this may seem daunting, but lots of folks have done it and it can be tedious, but not painful.

In terms of changing your manual, why not take a look at the thread:
http://elsmar.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=4866&highlight=four+page
and you may be induced to convert your current manual to a process-oriented one which may be more useful to your organization in the long run.
 

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sjrutland said:
My question is do I have to change my quality manual or is the one I have for ISO9000 good enough? I am new to ISO so if this seems like a really dumn question I apoligize. But even if it is dumn I still need an answer. I thank you all. I have learned so much from this forum. I am still very much a rookie but I am learning.

Stan :confused:
That depends upon what your manual now says, but more than likely you will need to tweak it some. Do a search in the forum for threads that address this subject. Here's one to start.
 
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qualitygoddess - 2010

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What the Registrar Says

Much as we don't like to hear it, the layout of the manual is often dictated by some requirements from the registration firms. For example, there is one well-respected firm that wants to see an index that provides cross-references of your manual section to the ISO 9001:2K standard and to procedures. They cannot give you a nonconformance, but the registrar will ask you to make this reference to "help" their auditors be more effective. It is in your interest to do so, because then the auditor spends less time at your facility looking for the references.

I suggest you speak to your registrar. Many times they also offer helpful website information that can assist you with the transition.

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sjrutland

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The advise is well taken

Thank you all for the great advise. Our old quality manual is the 100 pages
type so I am going to take the advise to make it as brief as possible but still meet all the requirements. Again I thank everyone who makes getting an answer to a problem very easy and painless.

Stan :yes:
 
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