Current qualityaustria News
Just like in 2000, the International Standardization Organisation (ISO) is working on a big revision of the leading Standard for Management Systems, namely ISO 9001. Publication of the next edition is expected for 2015. The first version publicly accessible has been available as ISO/CD 9001:2013 (Committee Draft) since early June. For development, a large distance still needs to be covered. The contents might still change significantly before the worldwide users of the Standard have reached a final consensus. 

ISO 9001 continues to be on the finishing straight
In a one-week work meeting in Porto, the present draft of the Standard CD ISO 9001:2013 was developed further from November 4 to 8, 2013. For this purpose, the comments that were made all over the world and whose number amounts to approx. 3,000 were analyzed and taken into account. Now the following months will be used for the final touch. In an additional meeting, which will be held in early March, the competent workgroup will decide whether the draft is mature enough to be published as a “DIS” (Draft international Standard). We can expect this DIS no earlier than April 2014.

Dear Customers!

Currently there are some ISO-developments in the field of management systems. To inform you right in time about the requirements that are approaching you, we summarised the most important aspects for you.

Due to the present developments we are also offering seminars for the Revision ISO 9001:2015 to give you an overview of the basic news, the structure and the precise requirements. Register here for the 20th of May 2014 in Linz – this Seminar is held in English!

Among other things, we would like to draw your attention to the current EU-projects, Quality Austria is participating and to inform you about the second qualityaustria Summer Academy in Vienna, to become a Quality Representative or Manager.

Enjoy reading!

Best regards,

Melanie Scheiber
Revision of ISO 14001
The International Standardization Organization is subjecting ISO 14001 to a revision. The revision is aimed at integrating environmental management in an organization’s business processes in a manner that is even more practice oriented, in future, so that the users can make better use of the resulting potentials.
Quality Austria participates in three international, EU-funded projects - with the aim of knowledge generation and knowledge transfer, for the benefit of our customers! Today we would like to present the project "QUALIMED-Skills for Quality in Healthcare at European Level". This project is a Leonardo da Vinci project for transfer of innovation.
qualityaustria Summer Academy
Becoming a Quality Representative or Manager in two weeks - By offering this course, which is compact as well as high-grade and recognized internationally, Quality Austria responds to the numerous international inquiries made to Quality Austria. The qualityaustria Summer Academy mainly addresses Managers and Junior Managers that deal with quality management within their organizations or want to do so, in future.
Successful graduates of the first qualityaustria Summer Academy
On the 20th of July 2013, Viktor Seitschek and Cornelia Butnaru of Quality Austria examined the future Quality Managers, who had attended the qualityaustria Summer Academy in Vienna. “The participants came from Switzerland, Serbia, Rumania, Russia and, of course, Austria. All of them have passed the written and oral parts of the examination“ says Konrad Scheiber, CEO of Quality Austria.
The European Quality Oscar goes to the Tyrol
The EFQM Excellence Award goes to Alpenresort Schwarz. VAMED KMB from Vienna is recognized as a Prize Winner in the Town Hall of Vienna. VAMED KMB, which had won the Austrian Excellence Award in 2009 for the first time, successfully ran for the EFQM Award for the third time. This organization was recognized as a Prize Winner in the category “Succeeding through the Talent of People”.
57th EOQ Congress “Quality Renaissance - Co-creating a Viable Future”
From the 18th till 19th of July 2013 the 57th EOQ-congress took place in Tallinn, Estonia. There has been a broad range of speeches, many of them very interesting and inspiring. According to Antonio J. Cobo Ruiz from General Motors, Spain, Quality today should be more than customer satisfaction. The customer must be the “true north pole” of the company’s compass.
Al Jazeera press earns ISO certifications
Al Jazeera Printing Press earned the ISO 9001-2008, ISO 14001-2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 certifications under the Integrated Quality Management System by Quality Austria. “This new honour takes Al Jazeera to new heights and increases its momentum,” aid Konrad Scheiber, general manager of Quality Austria. “Quality Austria always acts as a strong partner helping to achieve the goals,” said Scheiber.
Getting to a brand in a well-aimed and simple manner by using quality management
Brands successfully brave crises - this could be read again quite recently (MillwardBrown Optimor). However, a brand is no product of coincidence. Many fail, above all if the processes do not fulfil the value proposition. What reasons are guaranteed to lead to failure? What obstacles for developing a brand will occur again and again?
Seminar ISO 9001:2015 Revision
20th of May 2014 in Linz, Austria
Note: This seminar is held in English.

Call for Papers – EOQ-Congress
In June next year Sweden hosts the 58th annual EOQ-congress at Chalmers, Gothenburg. From the 10th to the 13th of June there will be a venue for researchers and practioners to meet and discuss challenges in quality leadership.
19th qualityaustria Forum - Gleanings
Here you can read all about the 19th qualityaustria Forum in Salzburg.
20th qualityaustria Forum
12th of March 2014 in Salzburg, Austria