Quality Progress - August 2016 - (Page 56)
BY L.L. "BUDDY" CRESSIONNIE
Prepare for Landing
How to get ready for the revised AS9100 series of standards
THE AS9100 SERIES of standards,
AS9100:2016 revision will align with the
requirements. There are three ways you
which is based on ISO 9001, provides
ISO 9001:2015 QMS transition, which is
can start doing this:
quality management system (QMS)
required by Sept. 15, 2018. Aligning the
1. Organizations are encouraged to re-
requirements for aviation, space and
standards to a common transition date
view and understand the requirements
defense organizations. The AS9100:2016
will help organizations better manage and
of ISO 9001:2015, which is the founda-
revision is developed by the International
coordinate their planning.
tion for the AS9100:2016 series. These
Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) with
There are several new and revised
new requirements include high-level
plans for publication in October 2016
areas in the AS9100:2016 series (see
structure and terminology changes
concurrently across the Americas, Asia-
Table 1), and several other sector-specific
such as the concepts of organization
Pacific and European sectors.
standards are being revised to harmonize
context, risk-based thinking, change
with AS9100 and to address stakeholder
management and knowledge manage-
The reason for the revision is that the
AS9100:2016 series is aligned to the ISO
2. Take advantage of the updated deploy-
9001:2015 standard published last year.
What should certified
organizations do now?
ment-support material and information
to clarify requirements and make it easier
to use while addressing aerospace indus-
Understand the new requirements.
AS9100:2016 series, such as a presenta-
try and stakeholder needs.
The first step is to understand the new
tion on key changes, a clause-by-clause
ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 series'
summary, a correlation matrix between
The goal of the AS9100 series revision is
The transition of the forthcoming
on the IAQG website related to the
AS9100:2009 and AS9100:2016, and a
New and revised areas of the
AS9100:2016 series / TABLE 1
Merges current AS9100 series (operation) risk management
requirements with the new ISO 9001:2015 requirements on
risk-based thinking, which permeate the entire management
Clause clarified and considerably improved to address
stakeholder needs to specify requirements in more simplified
terms for physical and functional attributes during the product
Plan, implement and control the processes needed to ensure
product safety during the entire life cycle, as appropriate to the
Introduces prevention of counterfeit or suspected counterfeit
parts in carefully selected areas to establish basic requirements
appropriate to the product.
Reinforces requirements for awareness of the individual
contribution to product or service conformity, contribution to
product safety and importance of ethical behavior.
Says organizations should consider human factors when
determining the causes of a nonconformity to ensure a true root
cause is identified and nonconformities do not recur.
frequently asked questions section.
The AS9100 series team was proactive
in providing these resources to aid
stakeholders in their preparations and
3. Key members of your organization's
implementation and auditing teams
should participate in formalized
training on ISO 9001:2015 or the
AS9100:2016 series to better understand their new requirements. Training
and awareness must be cascaded
throughout the organization, starting
with top management.
Develop a plan and schedule for
your transition. QMS changes must be
well-planned and coordinated. A plan
and schedule of activities for how an
organization will implement these steps
with allocated resources is important for
leadership and employee engagement.
Perform a gap assessment. Tran-
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