January 2016 Program Meeting

Documentation: What is needed in ISO 9001:2015


Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Best Western Kelly Inn
2705 North Annapolis Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
(763) 553-1600

Before Noon on 01/06/2015– Early Bird Discount

$30 Members/ $40 Non-Members / $10 No Meal Option

After Noon on 01/06/2015 – Regular Price    Registration Closes: Monday 01/11/15 @ 5:00 PM for Regular Registration (w/ meal) and Tuesday 01/12/16 @ 3:00 PM for the No Meal Option

$35 Members/ $45 Non-Members / $10 No Meal Option

Only personal checks or cash will be accepted at the door.

5:00 P.M.  Registration & Networking
5:45 P.M.  Welcome, Announcements
6:00 P.M.  Dinner
7:00 P.M.  Documentation: What is needed in ISO 9001:2015
8:00 P.M.  Closing Notes


About our Presentation

Documentation: What is needed in ISO 9001:2015

  • ISO 9001:2015 – Change in emphasis related to Documentation Requirements
  • The Historical Role of a Quality Management System in achieving control and results
  • ISO 9001:2015 – The specific requirements for Documentation
  • When To Create a Document – what is needed for control and evidence
  • Cost vs. Benefit Considerations related to Documentation
  • Alternatives to Documentation that can provide control and evidence
  • Steps to move your organization forward

About our Speaker

Mark Ames - AQSMark Ames – AQS Management Systems
Mark has over 30 years of experience in Quality Management, Quality Auditing, Quality Management Systems Development, Environmental Management Systems, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, Energy Management Systems and Emergency Preparedness Management Systems Experience.  His background information listed below demonstrates years of commitment to the standards community, especially to the adoption and continued development of Management Systems.

Participation in Standards Development:
United States TC176 (TAG) (Quality – ISO 9001)                            1993 to current
– Vice Chair of the U.S. TC176 (ISO 9001) committee
– Secretary Treasurer for U.S Standards Planning Committee
– Chair of U.S interpretation committee for ISO 9001
TC34 (TAG) (Food)                                                                          2005 to current
U.S. Chair of  ISO 22006  (ISO 9001 in Agriculture)                        2005 to 2009 (standard published)
TC207 (TAG) (Environmental)                                                         1996 to current
Participation in the Standards Community including decision making relating to Management Systems
RABQSA ACB (Accreditation and Certification Board)                    2000 to 2004
Chair RABQSA Training Scheme Committee                                  2004 to 2006
ANAB Accreditation Council                                                            2006 to current
RABQSA Certified Lead Auditor (Q02016)                                      1993 to 2000
ANSI / DOE – SEP (Superior Energy Performance) member          2012 to current

Mark has extensive experience speaking to professional conferences, industry and civic groups on the topics of Quality, Risk, Integrated Management Systems Standards and achieving business results through the application of these Standards.  He had full management and development responsibility for the Quality College at Honeywell’s Solid State Electronics Division.  He has successfully implemented Total Quality Management systems in a variety of companies.  He was a 1993 and 1994 Senior Examiner for the Minnesota Quality Award.

Mark was the author and senior instructor of AQS Management Systems training programs including;

  • ISO 9001 Quality
  • ISO 31000 Risk
  • ISO 14001 Environmental
  • OHSMS 18001 Health and Safety
  • Energy

Mark is the founder and President of AQS Management Systems Inc., a consulting and training company that focuses on Performance Improvement.  AQS Management Systems is the largest Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider in the world.

Mark holds a BS Degree in Industrial Technology and a MS Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

Meeting Location & Directions

Best Western Kelly Inn
2705 North Annapolis Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
(763) 553-1600


Kelly Inn map

From I-494 North:
Take exit Highway 55 (number 22). Take Hwy 55 East for one block. Turn right on Xenium Lane. Take first right (26th Ave) directly to BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn.

From I-494 South:
Exit Highway 55 (number 22). Take Highway 55 East 3 blocks to Xenium Lane. Turn right (26th Ave) follow directly to BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn.