November 16, 2017 Dinner Meeting

Best Practices – Applications of “Risk Based Thinking” Model for ISO 9001:2015

Presented by Angelo Scangas, Quality Support Group, Inc.

The inclusion of risk and related topics (e.g. opportunities, consequences, controls) is likely the most-discussed change to be seen in 9001:2015. As examples, “Actions to address risks and opportunities” can be found in section 6, and evidence of risk can also be seen in requirements for the QMS and its processes (4.4), Customer focus (5.1.2), and Management review (9.3). Related references to impacts, consequences, controls, etc. can be found in virtually every section of ISO 9001:2015 requirements. The term “Risk-Based Thinking” has been coined to help the concept of risk pervade throughout the QMS, and risk has also been incorporated into the process approach model.

In this new standard, risk based thinking has been made more explicit and is built into the entire management system. Before anyone makes changes to their system, we need to understand why the addition of risk was incorporated in this revision. It will also be necessary to replace the term “risk management” with “risk based thinking”.

This presentation will show how risk based thinking is part of the process approach and drives a preventative continual improvement process. A model will be presented to show how an organization can analyze and prioritize the risks, plan actions to address the risks, implement the plan and check effectiveness.
We will discuss the following:

Why implement Risk Based Thinking?
What is Risk Based Thinking?
What is a simple Risk Tool?
How does it integrate into the Process Approach?
How do you make Risk Based Thinking a Continual process improvement activity?

Angelo Scangas is President of the Quality Support Group, Inc., an International Consulting and Training organization. Angelo has worked in the Aerospace, Medical Device, Automotive and Electronic industries for close to 30 years, holding positions in Operations, Quality and Engineering. Angelo has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and a MBA.

Location:  Madeira Restaurant 288 Warren Ave. E. Prov., RI 02914  Click Here for Map



5:15 pm - Registration and Networking 
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Program



Prices: $30 members and guests,  $15 unemployed members



Cancellations by Nov. 12th please.

If you are unable to attend after making a reservation, please cancel by sending us an email; Credits will be issued for cancellations received at least 72 hours before the start time of the event. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.

ASQ Recertification: Dinner meeting earns 0.3 RU