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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:18 AM

Dear all,

 

Need some advice on the below scenario:

 

This company A is ISO9001:2008 certified, subsequently it is merged with another company B which is also ISO9001:2008 certified.  The ISO cert had been renewed to include both company scope.  However, currently there is still two sets of quality manual and procedure, is it better to merge it into one set of documents?

 

Any specific point to consider before making the decision?

 

Thanks a lot.



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:48 AM

Dear all,

 

Need some advice on the below scenario:

 

This company A is ISO9001:2008 certified, subsequently it is merged with another company B which is also ISO9001:2008 certified.  The ISO cert had been renewed to include both company scope.  However, currently there is still two sets of quality manual and procedure, is it better to merge it into one set of documents?

 

Any specific point to consider before making the decision?

 

Thanks a lot.

 

Hi Spherix,

 

i would have  thought it rather depended on the products/processes.

 

Bricks and luncheon meat might be an awkward textual combination ?

 

PS - Welcome to the Forum ! :welcome:


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 01:59 PM

Dear Charles, Nice to meet you!! :) 

 

Anyway, both company are doing construction, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering work.



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:03 PM

Hi Spherix,

 

Never used  iso9001 myself but i suggest that the documentation feasibility will still relate to the specific similarity of the Procedures themselves.

 

IMEX, Sister Companies will defend their own pet Procedures down to the last spear head. :smile:

 

To put it another way, IMO it's a judgement call. Whose judgement may well be a Policy question.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 12:50 PM

Spherix:

I have been in the same situation several years ago.  My case was automotive involving about 15 sites in total.

I would suggest to you that at the very highest level there is only one set of Policy documents.  But unless there is a pressing Business need for exact commonality, Procedures and Work instructions should reflect the actual activities occurring at each site.

 

Hope this helps.



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Posted 07 October 2015 - 01:37 PM

If you have OCD (which I do) then it is probably wise to merge them in order to get a good nights sleep. 

 

OCD aside if both QMS are efficient and effective then I would leave them be. 

 

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