Omnex Winter Navigator 2018

by Chad Kymal published on January 15, 2018

The Navigator – 2018 edition. Since its first publication in 1985, Omnex has been proud to provide value for our clients every year through our newsletter. The Navigator focuses on Business Excellence and Continual Improvement.

New OHS – ISO Standard is Finally Approved & An Update to IATF 16949

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for ISO 45001, formerly OHSAS 18001, has been approved. It is time to start planning on implementing ISO 45001 if you are already OHSAS 18001 certified. Additionally, in October 2017, the IATF published Sanctioned Interpretations 1-9 for IATF 16949. These interpretations were based on common misunderstandings of of IATF 16949 leading to non-conformances

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Reduce New Product Development Lead Times Case Study From A Major Tier 1 Supplier

As with 75% of the automotive supply base, spreadsheets and silo client-server applications with lack of standardization was hindering the global growth objectives of this customer. Their goal was to locate a global partner who understands APQP and can implement a single-window software solution for all the APQP / PPAP documentation and also provide implementation and training services worldwide. This problem’s solution must be easy-to-use, easy-to-configure, centrally controlled, and have the ability to be shared across all their facilities worldwide.

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Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.

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