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From:Guadalajara, Jal., Mˇxico
Registered: Apr 99

posted 09 April 1999 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gerardo   Click Here to Email Gerardo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to have some comments to the section where in the 3rd edition there is a new requirement to notify to the certification body within 5 working days when a customer places the site in any of the following statuses:

- Chrysler "needs improvement"
- Ford Q-1 revocation
- General Motors Level II Containment

What is the purpose of this requirement ? ... just to put extra pressure or is the certification body going to take this in consideration for future audits / certifications ?

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Bryon C Simmons
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From:Zeeland, MI USA
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posted 22 April 1999 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bryon C Simmons   Click Here to Email Bryon C Simmons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A little bit of both, I am afraid. We recently had a surveillance audit for QS, and recently was awarded Q1 from ford. our auditor hinted at the fact that if we lose our Q1 for some reason, then they would take a long look at our QS realistic....the two are most definetly related..if you are having problems with your processes or product, it will definetly be evident to your customers, which means your registrar will figure it out too..


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posted 23 April 1999 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Deb Weissler   Click Here to Email Deb Weissler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's even worse than that. If you are put on notice by your customer (i.e GM level 2, Chrysler probation) then your registrar can, and likely will, come in during the next surveillance audit and perform a complete quality system audit. They may even choose to come in ahead of schedule and perform an indepth audit of those areas related to process control that have apparently failed to control product quality. Your certificate could be temporarily rescinded (at the discretion of your registrar)until C/As have been taken and the probationary period lifted.

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