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Subsidiary QMS Registrar Exclusion

Discussion in 'ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems' started by el jeffe, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. el jeffe

    el jeffe New Member

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    We recently purchased two new companies and we're planning on implementing our Quality Management System into their processes. However, we want a registrar exclusion and would like to treat them as a supplier. There will be overlap in our QMS software so I'm wondering what types of non conformances may arise with an external Auditor.
     
  2. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you clarify what you mean by "registrar exclusion"?
     
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    el jeffe New Member

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    We were asked initially when we submitted for an audit if we wanted to include remote locations into our ISO certification. Our Quality Manager at the time agreed without knowing the financial burden. We have since pushed for a remote audit of that location. Since the subsidiary is going to be treated as a supplier we want to manage their quality program ourselves but there are some things we track in our QMS. I would like to prepare a response, if we are questioned, that the subsidiary is going to be handled as a supplier. They are under our control but the ROI isn't there to add them to our ISO certification.
     
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    OK, thanks. Firstly, as ISO 9001 states, you determine the scope, application and boundaries of your QMS. As long as you're measuring and monitoring your "other" site as a supplier, with all that entails, the CB auditor shouldn't have any issues. Of course, as posts here indicate on a regular basis, CB auditors aren't always "woke" to such arrangements...
     
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