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Marc Smith
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posted 05 March 1999 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, there are procedures and such on the site in the QS area, And there is the forum to peruse where many, many people ask questions and get answers. Umm, Jack Kanholm has a book or two which are fair and basic. Personally I would start by getting copies of all the standards (QS9000, APQP, SPC, MSA, etc) and read them. Then take a look at your organization and try to match up requirements with things you do now. Now ask yourself what the standards (well, QS9000 and it's 'reference' manuals are really CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS, not specifications per se) require that you don't do. There you have it - A gap analysis (NOTE: IMHO The QSA sucks other than as a *VERY* basic check.). Plan systems to address problem and nonexisting areas and there you have it!

Dennis Whitacre wrote:

Marc:
I'm interested in getting my company moving in the right direction with QS9000. Is there a self-audit, book or some initial documentation I can get my hands on?
Thanks
Dennis Whitacre

[This message has been edited by Marc Smith (edited 03-05-99).]

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