IATF 16949 Cl. 7.1.5.1 - Documented information as evidence of fitness for purpose

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erichau

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The organization shall retain appropriate documented information as evidence of fitness for purpose of the monitoring and measurement resources.

Would you please explain what the documented information refers to? Does it refer to the caliberation plan and caliberation report?

Thank you in advance.
 
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Sebastian

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Re: IATF 16949 Cl. 7.1.5.1 - Documented information as evidence of fitness for purpos

Sometimes going one section forth or one section back is helpful.
You are referring to plain ISO requirement, where we (I mean automotive) have own more detailed requirement - 7.1.5.1.1. There is an answer to your question. Fit for purpose is evidence, that it makes sense to use this monitoring resource, as it was confirmed through measurement system analysis.
Fit for purpose is one step further than calibration activities. We already know, that after calibration, this monitoring resource used by competent person (e.g. us) gives valid results, but what about other people. Maybe they are not competent enough, maybe not consistent enough and then we would be forced to switch to other monitoring resource.
 
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erichau

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Re: IATF 16949 Cl. 7.1.5.1 - Documented information as evidence of fitness for purpos

Firstly, thank you for the explanation.
Further question, does it also include the maintanance record for the monitoring and measuring resources?
 

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Re: IATF 16949 Cl. 7.1.5.1 - Documented information as evidence of fitness for purpos

Please do not quote out of context, next time. :D
My previous answer was related to 7.1.5.1 a), as "suitability" is equal to "fitting for purpose". Now you ask for 7.1.5.1 b) and yes, maintenance, calibration records are objective evidences of meeting this requirement.
 
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