Good evening all. I hope you are all well and having a happy new year; I would like this group's professional input on a specific question. I have an organization that receives their new business/sales input from an off-site corporate location that is not (nor does it intend to be) IATF 16949 certified nor ISO 9001:2015 registered. As you are all aware, 16949 clause 4.3.1 states "...on site or remote, ...shall be included in the scope of the QMS". As you also know, ISO 9000:2015 does not imply "sales office", etc.. in the definitions it gives of "external provider" (provider). Additionally, "outsource" stipulates (note: 1) that it is intended to be outside of the QMS scope. Based on the multiple and varying interpretations I've received, I'm having difficulty advising them objectively. I would like to ask this group.... -How do you all recommend they include their remote sales office in the scope of their QMS?- Thank you in advance.