I am looking for some opinions on QS9000 Management Review. I have been with my current company 3 months. I was hired as the Quality Manager / Management Rep. I am preparing for our annual management review and am experiencing some frustration with the previous Quality Manager (who is also the Operations Manager). The viewpoint taken by the old regime is that the only good way to satisfy management review according to QS is to review every section and sub-section of the manual and comment on its suitability and effectiveness. I believe this is a waste of time. I do not see how performing this task accomplishes the bigger picture - Is the overall system effective at: compliance to the standard, compliance to our customer expectations and compliance to our company's business plan.
I have spent a couple of months reviewing our company's manual and tracing the document structure / compliance. I have prepared an assessment of each element for review by the management team. My intentions are to have certain managers responsible for specific elements. These would be individuals intimate with the processes described by the element. Over time these people would report on the status of the elements. In addition, reviews would include discussion of internal and external business metrics, QS internal and external audits, corrective and preventive actions and human resource and facilities management. The discussion surrounding these would be used to determine S and E of the Quality Management System.
I plan on holding my ground on my approach, but the old regime has a reputation for getting their way.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.