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ISO compliance refers to adherence to specific standards relevant to diverse industries or business aspects. For example, ISO 9001 is a standard for quality management systems, ISO 14001 is for environmental management systems, and ISO 50001 is for energy management systems, among many others.

Navigating the Expanded Horizons of IATF 16949 Certification: Inclusion of Service & Replacement Parts

Service Parts

Delve into the latest developments in automotive quality management with our expert analysis of the IATF’s newly released Sanctioned Interpretations SI 7 and SI 21, which now extend IATF 16949 certification to include service/replacement parts manufacturers. This article unpacks the vital changes and their implications for the industry, providing actionable insights for businesses adapting to the new rules for the automotive QMS standard. Explore how IntellaQuest’s tailored automotive QMS solutions can facilitate your certification journey in this evolving quality landscape.

Elevating Aerospace Excellence: Unpacking the Forthcoming Revision of AS9145 Standard


Prepare for a transformational change in aerospace quality management with the forthcoming revision of the AS9145 standard. Discover how this pivotal standard has evolved since its 2016 iteration, and learn what to expect in its latest update. From its alignment with AS9100 to its innovative 5-phase approach for Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), the revised AS9145 is set to redefine industry benchmarks. Get an in-depth analysis and actionable insights to be ahead of the curve with IntellaQuest’s specialized suite of applications specifically engineered to streamline APQP and PPAP processes.

AIAG’s Upcoming 3rd Edition APQP Manual and Stand-Alone Control Plan: A New Chapter in Automotive Quality Management


AIAG is set to release the 3rd edition of its pivotal APQP manual along with a stand-alone Control Plan. What does this mean for automotive quality management? Our latest blog delves into the nuances of these upcoming editions, their implications on the automotive industry, and why this is a milestone you can’t afford to miss. From integrating agile methodologies to focusing on ‘Safe Launch’ plans, get a comprehensive look at what’s changing and what remains the same in the quality management landscape.

Advancing Global Sustainability: The Landmark Partnership Between ISO and UNDP


In a landmark partnership, ISO and UNDP have committed to advancing global sustainability by developing the first international standard based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This collaboration promises to revolutionize how organizations, policymakers, and investors align with and work towards achieving these critical milestones for a better future. Read on to learn how this synergistic alliance aims to transform sustainability from an ‘add-on’ to an integral part of global business practices, and discover how IntellaQuest’s EHSQuest application can empower your organization to navigate this new landscape effectively. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the solution.

Understanding the Evolution and Differences: API Specification Q1 vs Q2

API Specification Q1

The petroleum and natural gas industries are in a constant state of flux, adapting to technological innovations, regulatory shifts, and market demands. Ensuring the quality of products and services in this dynamic environment is more important than ever. The American Petroleum Institute (API) recognizes this need for excellence, as evidenced by its recent updates to its pivotal Q1 and Q2 management standard certifications. The revised standards not only signify a milestone in setting quality benchmarks but also adapt to the multifaceted roles that organizations play in the industry today. Our deep dive into these newly issued standards will help you understand how they impact your quality management systems and guide you through making the best certification choice for your organization.

The 10th Edition of API Specification Q1: A New Chapter in Oil & Gas Quality Management

API Specification Q1

In a landscape where quality is the differentiator between success and failure, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has unveiled the 10th edition of its Specification Q1. This game-changing update impacts organizations across the entire oil and gas value chain. Explore our in-depth analysis of the API Q1 10th edition, its implications for the industry, and how IntellaQuest’s suite of solutions can keep you not just compliant, but ahead of the curve. Because in today’s competitive marketplace, you shouldn’t just meet the standard; you should define it.

Transitioning 510(k) Submissions to eSTAR – Are You Ready?

eSTAR 510(k)

The FDA’s new electronic Submission Template And Resource (eSTAR) is revolutionizing the 510(k) submission process for medical devices. This interactive PDF form not only streamlines the submission process but also integrates multiple resources, ensuring a comprehensive and high-quality submission. With the mandatory transition to eSTAR submissions starting October 1, 2023, it’s crucial for medical device manufacturers to familiarize themselves with this tool.

FDA Issues New Draft Guidance Documents to Strengthen the 510(k) Program for Medical Devices

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The FDA has unveiled three new draft guidance documents aimed at refining the 510(k) Program for medical devices. These documents, part of the FDA’s ongoing efforts to enhance the clarity and consistency of the 510(k) Program, emphasize the importance of selecting appropriate predicate devices, the use of clinical data, and setting evidentiary expectations for implant devices. As the regulatory landscape evolves, the significance of a robust Quality Management System (QMS) becomes even more paramount. A well-implemented QMS not only ensures compliance but also fosters a culture of continuous improvement and quality.

VoC: To Understand How to Capture Customer Perceptions, You Need to First Understand Why They Matter

Voice of Customer

Discover the synergy between customer perceptions, Voice of the Customer (VoC), and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) as underpinned by the timeless PDCA cycle. Dive deep into how ISO 9001:2015 places the customer at the heart of quality management and how modern businesses can harness these principles for continual improvement, agility, and sustained success. From understanding the nuances of capturing VoC to translating it effectively into product features via QFD, this article showcases the importance of an iterative approach to stay attuned to evolving customer expectations.

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