Other Differences Between ISO 9000 And QS 9000Other Differences Between ISO 9000 And QS 9000

The QS 9000 standard was first released in August 1994. The worldwide demand for QS 9000 created the need for a second revision that was released in 1995. ISO 9001: 2008 is the latest version of ISO series and ISO / TS 16949: 2009 which has been framed in conjunction with ISO 9001: 2008 is the latest version of QS 9000 series. ISO / TS 16949: 2009 (revised from ISO / TS 16949: 2002) could be part of all organizations in the automotive supply chain.

QS – 9000 adds requirements for a business plan, tracking customer satisfaction and benchmarking to element 4.1 of ISO 9000, Management Responsibility. QS – 9000 also uses sector-specific requirements. The following requirements are mandated for QS 9000:
  • Process for production part approval
  • The necessity for gaining approval from the customer to run a new or altered part or process 
  • Continuous improvement
  • Automotive suppliers should ensure systems to be in place to organize and measure improvement activities take place for various business aspects
  • Manufacturing capabilities
  • Necessary elements for planning and effectiveness of equipment, facilities, and processes
  • Demand for mistake proofing, and tooling management

List of other differences between ISO 9000 & QS 9000

ISO 9000
ISO 9001 describes the things which must be done, but there is flexibility in the manner you do it.
ISO 9000 registered firms have to show to the registrar that you are doing whatever you have documented
ISO 9000 is easier to implement than QS – 9000

QS 9000
QS – 9000 often states how something must be done
Records of gains obtained while developing and implementing the QS – 9000 standards should be documented as the registrar will insist on proof of gains as a condition for registration.
QS – 9000 is far more hard, exact and demanding to put into practice.

For example, XYZ company handled many preventive activities to ensure that the products did not violate any safety standards. They used safe chemicals to manufacture a product. Another measure was to label clearly the age of the person who could use it. The company used a concept called “foreseeable misuse” which formed the core of the company’s preventive safety management activities. Foreseeable misuse relates to preventing misuse. Now, are you able to answer that what are the safety measures should be taken by XYZ company to ensure safety?
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