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Past Performance

Consulting for Certification to ISO, etc.

IQAI is providing consulting services for establishment and implementation of a QA and management system to various internationally recognized QA/management standards, such as ISO 9000/14000, QS-9000, cGMP of the FDA, HACCP, ASME-NQA-1, API Spec Q1, etc. in the most suitable way to the existing conditions of the client. IQAI has helped more than 150 companies (more than 500 sites of facilities) get certified to such standards. The organizations supported by IQAI range in a variety of industries. Clients of IQAI are in various industries including machinery, heavy/light electrical equipment, electronic devices and components, chemicals, oil refining, petrochemical, paper, textile, pharmaceutical, medical devices, non-ferrous metals, iron and steel, welded steel pipes, telecommunications equipment, optical cables and equipment, measuring and controlling equipment, instrumentation, civil work and engineering, construction, plant engineering, design and engineering, building maintenance services, port agents, trading firms, rental services, and so on. IQAI’s service includes preparation of Quality Manual and company procedures, both in English and Japanese, as requested by the client.

Conformance/Compliance Audits

IQAI is conducting Conformance/Compliance Audits (third party audits) by IQAI qualified auditors to such standards as ISO 9001, QS-9000, TS 16949, API Spec Q1,
FDA cGMP, ISO 14000, and other internationally recognized management system standards. IQAI has conducted such audits at more than 100 companies in various
industries since 1991.

Training Courses

IQAI Senior Consultants and Instructors, who are the first level genuine professionals in QA and management in Japan, certified as the CQA, CMQ/OE, CQE, CRE, etc. by ASQ, have been conducting various training courses since 1991. All of these courses were developed by IQAI originally, and have been delivered in Japan, USA,
Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Typical training courses are:

  • -Internal Auditor Training Course, Basic (In-house at the client’s site)
  • -Internal Auditor Training Course, Advanced (for those experienced in internal auditing and/or consulting) (In-house at the client’s site)
  • -Essence of Quality Assurance/Management (for all industries, consultants and registrar auditors)
  • -Management System Establishment, Implementation and Maintenance to major international standards and regulations, including ISO 9001/14001/13485/ 22000, ISO/IEC27001, ISO/TS16949, FDA-cGMP, ASME NQA-1, TS16949, OHSAS 18001, and HACCP.
  • Key Points to Quality System for Service Industries
  • Design Control
  • Product Liability Prevention
  • Good Instruction Manual Writing Techniques

Sponsoring for ISO Auditor Registration

IQAI has sponsored its members and students in their registration with IRCA in UK (IQA at the time when they started ISO auditors registration), RAB(currently RABQSA International) in USA , and JRCA and EARA in Japan. Through the recommendation of IQAI, about 80 candidates were registered with IRCA and RAB in the period of 1992 to 2000. Many of such auditors are now working for various ISO registrars.

Promoting and Conducting ASQ Certification Exams in Japan

IQAI started to support ASQ in 1996 by conducting its certification exams in Japan for the convenience of candidates living in Japan and adjacent countries.It was because Akio Miura, Chairman of IQAI, was the first and only one ASQ certified person in Japan that could proctor ASQ exams, and no other Japanese organization was able to conduct such exams on behalf of ASQ.

As of May 2009, about 60 persons have passed eight major certification exams of ASQ in total.

Submitting Public Comments to ISO

Key Officers of IQAI have been volunteering for the Standard Committee of the Audit Division of ASQ as the International Regional Councilor of the Division. At the stages of Committee Draft (CD) and Draft International Standard (DIS) of ISO 9001: 2000, IQAI submitted public comments on the key issues of its revision through various channels in IQAI’s international network besides the Standard Committee of the Audit Division of ASQ. As ISO/TC 176 members of various countries used IQAI’s comments for their submission to ISO, about 70% of the IQAI’s proposal for correction was adopted by ISO.