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  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (TPECS)

    March 1st, 2016
    D’Ardenne Associates has reached agreement with BSI to conduct their ISO 9001:2015 TPECS and Transition courses at Hotel Roanoke (taught by Sue Snyder), as well as in the Myrtle Beach, SC area (taught by Roy D’Ardenne). Courses will be scheduled soon.

  • Awareness and Use of ISO 9000:2015 PowerPoint

    September 4th, 2015
    The purpose of this presentation is to stress the importance of using ISO 9000:2015 for the auditing and implementation of ISO 9001:2015. The presentation is intended to be used for training by the public. Thank you AnnMarie Brosseau, Paul Palmes and Alka Jarvis for allowing us to post this. ISO 9000 Awareness Presentation 8-27-15

  • The 2015 FDIS for ISO 9001 is Approved

    September 4th, 2015
    The 2015 FDIS version was approved by the US Tag to TC176.  All it needs now to be an official document is for the rest of the international community to follow suit.  Still on track for publication on September 15.

  • Process to Transition Certification Bodies and Certification Body Clients for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015

    March 28th, 2015
    ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are being revised and are scheduled for publication later this year. International Accreditation Forum (IAF) members agreed on transition periods for certified clients as follows: See Link for Transition Schedule

  • ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 transition training: the latest

    March 1st, 2015
    Find out what the ISO 9001 and 14001 development process means for IRCA members Date: 12 February 2015 The ISO development process Both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 are due to be published later this year. IRCA’s representatives on the Technical Committees for these Standards are advising us to expect ISO 9001:2015 in September and… View Article

  • TAG 176 SC2 document for your information: N1241

    February 26th, 2015
    We are grateful to the members of ISO/TC 176/SC2/WG23 and the IAF who worked to produce this document, and to the US TAG to TC 176 who provided the information that made it possible for us to distribute it.  We consider that this guidance will be extremely helpful to users, and would be pleased to… View Article

  • Change in ISO 14001 Revision Timeline – FDIS now June

    February 26th, 2015
    Please note that the ISO 14001 Timeline has changed. The FDIS will now be expected in June and the final Standard is expected to be in published in September. As with always we keep you posted on any further changes.

  • ISO 9001:2015 approved to elevation

    October 24th, 2014
    As members of US TAG 176, D’Ardenne Associates is pleased to announce that the draft standard for ISO 9001:2015 has been approved for elevation to Final Draft International Standard (FDIS). Out of 72 members, 64, or 89 percent, voted in favor. The US TAG has submitted comments that will require action by the international TC… View Article

  • Quality behind the wheel

    August 5th, 2014
    With summer vacations coming to an end and Labor Day coming up soon, lots of us will be on the road. While you may be thinking about quality on the job, did you ever consider the quality of your driving? The D’Ardenne Associates team spends a lot of time on the road but we never… View Article

  • Mid-year stand down

    July 8th, 2014
    With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s time to reflect on your accomplishments so far this year. How is your journey to excellence? This might be a good time to conduct your own quality stand down – what has worked well the first half of the year and what do you still need… View Article