Q1, 9th Edition – Tougher Than It Looks

Here it is, March of 2014. June 1, 2014 is the due date for existing API Monogram Program licensees and QMS certified companies to have their QMS updated to Q1, 9th Edition. Few have realized the seriousness and rigor of the new Q1. The entire specification has been...

Risk – Q1 vs. Q2

The subject of risk is common between Q1 and Q2; however, the specifications have two different intents. Q1’s risk deals with risk associated with product quality and delivery of product. The discovery of risk associated with Q1 and product may be delayed (i.e., once...