Consolidation of Quality Manuals

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dominick

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I am the Corporate Quality Manager for a large steel distributor. We currently have 21 sites certified to the ISO-9002 standard under four seperate certificates. My goal is to consolidate these sites under a single certificate in the year 2000. I am curious as to what many of you have seen in terms of an effective system of multi-sites certified under a single cert. (from a documnetation system standpoint, registrar requirements, etc.)

P.S. Is there a thread that contains conversations on on-line quality documentation as this is also a goal in the coming year?

Thank you, this site is a lifesaver;

Dominick
 
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Marc

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There are a number of threads where online documentation is addressed - you might try a search for the keyword ONLINE.

I've seen corporations register both ways - individual sites and all on one cert. Motorola SPS was all on one cert.

I used to recommend individual certs based upon the old weakest link theory associated with a single cert. However, I must say now that there may be cost factors - a single cert may reduce registrar fee. I think there is enough evidence now to show that rarely does a site fail so miserably that the cert is immediately withdrawn. And - if a site does fail the immediate answer is to redefine the certificate scope or 'fix the site'. Typically if 1 site fails in a multi-site cert, management will pressure the site to bring its self into compliance in 1 way or another.

As far as the documentation aspect goes, let's face it - we've reached year 2000 so for multi-sites you have to be intranet and/or internet. You want to discuss specifics of systems pros and cons? There are a lot of variables there including how your current systems are set up. If you're currently running LotusNotes / Domino there are options, while those running NT or Linux or whatever have other options.
 

barb butrym

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with 21 sites the cost savings would be significant. Are all sites currently done by the same registrar? having several bids would drop the cost too. Had a 3 site consolidation recently that saved $16k by changing registrars when they went to one cert.

Its a good way to go....mutli site/certs as well as 1 cert...there are many options that most registrars don't talk alot about
 
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