In management review, it is stated that you review the entire quality system once per year. If you cover all the elements in your internal audits, does the system audit have to be done (in addition) to remain in compliance?
Just to clarify: All elements have to be addressed as opposed to present. Most elements have to be present - such as you cannot opt out of the Internal Audits requirement but some companies may not do design (and as such can exclude design from their registration scope and they need not have a defined design system).Originally posted by Kevin Mader:
Marc answered a post a couple of days back about registered organizations having to have all ISO elements present for ISO registration. Marc stated that the elements (and points within each) had to be satisfied prior to registration.
For registration, this is not supposed to be allowed in so far as ISO requirements are concerned. You either have a functioning system with evidence that it is functioning or you do not. A plan is not sufficient.Originally posted by Kevin Mader:
....where not, a plan for deployment would suffice...