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Systems Engineering versus Systems Engineering

What is the difference between a systems engineer and a systems engineer? Well, you might say, a systems engineer is a systems engineer is a systems engineer. Not so!

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Document Numbering

Ensuring that documents can be retrieved is a challenge faced by many companies. How do we locate specific documents in the shortest possible time? This challenge can only be addressed by institution of some fairly rigid processes and procedures. The first of these procedures is a document numbering system that suits the organisation uniquely.

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The ISO 9001:2015 Draft International Standard was approved and the standard is now into the next stage: Final Draft International Standard (FDIS). Release is planned for the end of 2015.

The reviewed standard ISO 9001:2015 will continue the process approach and management of process aligned with strategic direction of the organisation.

The Plan Do Check Act methodology is woven more deeply into the quality system

Overall focus on risk-based thinking aimed at preventing undesirable outcomes. Management of risk is given increased importance.

Compatibility with ISO14001 is being improved.

A three-year introduction period will allow compliant organisations to implement the changes.

ISO 9004:2009, the companion standard to ISO 9001 and provides guidance in the implementation of a quality standard such as ISO 9001.

Where an organisation can be certified to ISO 9001, ISO 9004 provides no certification at all. Rather it provides the guidance to take already certified organisations forward with improvement in a number of areas that follow on from the basic certification. ISO 9004:2009 focuses on how to make a quality management system more efficient and effective