TL 9000 is a quality management system designed specifically for the Telecommunications Industry. It is based around ISO 9000 and was developed by the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QUEST) Leadership Forum in response to product and service failures within the industry. Representatives from major stakeholders decided that only by defining specific quality needs and by setting clear goal objectives could the Telecommunications industry promote a culture for continuous improvement.
TL 9000 defines the telecommunications quality system requirements for the design, development, production, delivery, installation and maintenance of products and services. Included in TL 9000 are performance and cost-based metrics that measure reliability and quality performance of the products and services.
Success of the scheme is taking place as a result of its adoption throughout the supply-chain.
What is AS9100?
AS9100 is the US version of a globally harmonized quality management system standard, based upon the internationally renowned ISO 9001:2000 quality management system. It supplements ISO 9001:2000, focusing upon the unique, complex, and highly regulated nature of the aerospace industry. Specifically, it emphasizes the critical aspects of key characteristics and the need to satisfy internal, governmental and regulatory requirements. The global nature of the standard allows commonality throughout the industry, allowing increased trade and co-operation.
The standard, which is supported by the leading global aerospace organizations, is based around organizational processes. As with ISO 9001:2000, the core concept is the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, which focuses the organization on its key processes. The model also builds in the ideas of planning, and reviewing, and that organizations should continually improve (see below).
ISO 9000 is a generic name given to a developed to provide a framework around which a quality management system can effectively be implemented.
ISO 9001:2008, the requirement standard, includes the following main sections:
- Quality Management System
- Management Responsibility
- Resource Management
- Product Realization
- Measurement Analysis and Improvement
What does it mean to me?
To gain the maximum benefit from ISO 9000:2008 there are a number of steps to take:
- Define why your organization is in business.
- Determine the key processes that state 'what' you do.
- Establish how these processes work within your business.
- Determine who owns these processes.
- Agree these processes throughout the organization.
ISO/TS 16949:2002 is an ISO Technical Specification, which aligns existing American (QS-9000), German (VDA6.1), French (EAQF) and Italian (AVSQ) automotive quality systems standards within the global automotive industry, with the aim of eliminating the need for multiple certifications to satisfy customer requirements.
Together with ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002 specifies the quality system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive related products. In addition, there are customer specific requirements that are required by individual subscribing vehicle manufacturers.
ISO/TS 16949:2002 was developed by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), in conjunction with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The IATF consists of an international group of vehicle manufacturers - BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and Volkswagen - plus national trade associations - AIAG (America), VDA (Germany), SMMT (UK), ANFIA (Italy) and FIEV (France). Japanese vehicle manufacturers association, JAMA, were also involved in the development of ISO/TS 16949:2002, opening the way for Japanese vehicle manufacturers to join IATF in the future.
The IATF Member Vehicle Manufacturers have specified their requirements for supplier certification/compliance to ISO/TS 16949:2002 - see page.
Organizations in the automotive supply chain should already be working to transfer across to ISO/TS 16949:2002, in line with their customer timescales for certification.
ISO 14001 is an international standard that specifies a process for controlling and improving a company's environmental performance.
ISO 14001 consists of:
- General requirements
- Environmental policy
- Implementation and operation
- Checking and corrective action
- Management review
This means you:
Identify elements of your business that impact on the environment and gain access to the relevant environmental legislation.
Produce objectives for improvement and a management program to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement.
OHSAS 18001 is an assessment specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It was developed in response to the need for companies to meet their health and safety obligations in an efficient manner.
To compliment OHSAS 18001, BSI published OHSAS 18002, which explains the requirements of the specification and shows you how to work toward implementation and registration.
Together, this integrated package will provide your business with the practical means of registration:
- Identify elements of your business that impact on health and safety and gain access to the relevant legislation
- Produce objectives for improvement and a management program to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement
- BSI Management Systems will periodically assess the system and, if compliant, register your company or site to OHSAS 18001
BSI provides auditing, certification and training services for ISO 22000.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems Standard. Officially called ISO 22000, Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain, ISO 22000 is an international standard and defines the requirements of a food safety management system covering all organizations in the food chain from ?farm to fork?, including catering and packaging companies.
There has been a continuous increase in consumer demand for safe food. This has led to the development of numerous food safety standards. The growing number of national standards for food safety management has led to confusion. Consequently, there is a need for international harmonization and ISO aims to meet this need with ISO 22000.
The standard combines generally recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain including: interactive communication; system management; control of food safety hazards through pre-requisite
programmes and HACCP plans; and continual improvement and updating of the management system.
ISO 22000 is intended to define the requirements for companies that desire to exceed the regulatory requirements for food safety.
Who is it for?
A truly international standard for any business in the entire food chain from 'farm to fork' and including inter-related organizations such as producers of equipment, packaging material, cleaning agents, additives and ingredients. ISO 22000 is also for companies seeking to integrate their quality management system, for example ISO 9001:2000, and their food safety management system.
Benefits of adoption
Certifying your food management system against the requirements of ISO 22000 will bring the following benefits to your organization:
- Applies to all organizations in the global food supply chain.
- A truly global international standard.
- Provides potential for harmonization of national standards.
- Covers the majority of the requirements of the current retailer food safety standards.
- Complies with the Codex HACCP principles.
- Provides communication of HACCP concepts internationally.
- An auditable standard which provides a framework for third-party certification.
- Auditable standard with clear requirements.
- Suitable for regulators.
- The structure aligns with the management system clauses of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004.
Specific benefits include:
medical device directives, Health Canada CMDCAS, Taiwan Medical device Regulations and other international requirements.
ISO13485:2003, published in July 2003, is based on the ISO9001:2000 process model approach. This standard will fully replace ISO13485:1996 and ISO13488:1996 by the summer of 2006. These standards provide a good base model for compliance with the EU
Registration to ISO13485 takes place when an accredited third party such as BSI visits an organization, assesses the quality management system and if satisfactory issues a certificate confirming that the organization’s quality management system meets the requirements of the Standard.