Category Archives: AS9100

Risk Assessments and Management Methods for ISO Management Systems

Important enhancements have been made to the QMSCAPA™ software module for Risk Assessments and Management.

The QMSCAPA Risk Assessment (RA) module consist of:

  • Table of Risk Assessments (current and historical assessments)
    • A sub-table of specific aspects of the risk assessments
    • A look-up table of the risk impact values with regard to the
      • Probability (P) {likelihood}
      • Severity (S) {impact}
      • Detection (D) {overall detection ability reduces risk
    • Five user-defined boundaries, e.g. Very Low, Low, Medium, High, Very High.

The impact values are used to calculate the Risk Priority Number (RPN) for each aspect.

RPN = (P * S * D)

The module is developed around the concepts typically found in a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).

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The Risk Assessments browse table can store a large number of current and/or historical assessments.

  1. The browse window contains sort tabs for instant viewing of data according to the key value of the Tab.
  2. Risk assessments can be performed and recorded for virtually any type of risk related to the organization, relevant interested parties, product, service, staff, logistics, transportation, and cost, including environmental, health and safety.
  3. View RiskAspects button: Opens a sub-table of related aspects to the highlighted risk assessment may be viewed, added, edited or deleted as needed.
  4. RIP icon button: Access the Relevant Interested Parties table (RIP).
  5. Print Assessment button: Use the button to print a Risk Assessment, which includes all aspects and impacts recorded.
  6. Copy Assessment or Template button: The copy button control copies the currently highlight assessment record.
  7. The tab 10) Templates applies a filter that only shows the Risk Assessments designed to be templates.

The Risk Aspect module form is configured with 4 main Tabs or sections:

  1. The General Tab contains information about the failure (generic for incident, breach, non-conformance). The assessment calculation tool (pre and post mitigation results) is designed for rating or assessing a specific aspect of the Risk identified and associated in the Risk Assessment Table. Therefore, a one to many relationship exist between the Risk (parent table) and the Aspects (child table).
  2. Tab 2) contains fields for additional consequences.
  3. Tab 3) contains fields for mitigation or risk treatment actions.
  4. Tab 3) contains a method of generating risk impact statement based upon availability, confidentiality, integrity and financial effect.

1) General tab

(A) In the form image below/right, Describe the failure and the failure mode.

(B) Describe what may cause the failure and the failure effect.

(C) The impact values for calculating the Risk Priority Number (RPN) (pre-mitigation treatments); see the look-up table for impact values:

  • RPN = Probability (P) * Severity (S) * Detection

(D) The impact values for calculating the Risk Priority Number (RPN) (post-mitigation treatments);

(E) Look-up Tables for Response to Risk Aspect and the current/last Status of the Risk Aspect.

(F) The RPN can report the pre or post-mitigation action [√] RPN Post Mitigation Action is check-box.

Additional QMSCAPA risk assessment and management information has been published at qmscapa.net.

AS9100D Implementation Guidance & Template Documents Kit

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We are pleased to announce the release of the ‘D version’ of our AS9100 Implementation and Guidance Kit. The Microsoft Word (.docx files) template set address all clauses in AS9001D.

The documents were first developed to assist AS9100C management system users to transition to the AS9100D framework that was derived from ISO 9001:2015. The QMSCAPA Software software offers a complete set of controls and performance monitoring tools required by the AS9100 Standard.


The AS9100D Implementation Guidance Kit contains:

QMSCAPA provides controls and methods for Corrective Actions, Customer Satisfaction (surveys), Documented Information Management, Evaluating Suppliers, Internal Auditing, Measuring Devices, Measuring Key Performance (KPI), Measuring Objectives, Product Life-Cycles, Risk Assessments, Training Validation, plus much more.

  • An AS9100D Learning Guide;
  • An Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) Example Plan [file name: AS9100 AQMS Plan v01 (Draft 1)];
  • And the following examples of Quality Procedures (QP):
    1. QP-0410 Context of the OrganizationQMSCAPA for Workgroups
  1. QP-0440 Quality Processes
  2. QP-0520 Quality Policy
  3. QP-0530 Roles & Responsibilities
  4. QP-0610 Risk and Opportunity Management
  5. QP-0620 Quality Objectives
  6. QP-0630 Change Management
  7. QP-0714 Business Environment
  8. QP-0715 Monitoring & Measurement Device Control
  9. QP-0720 TrainingMicrosoft Word Compatible Files
  10. QP‐0750 Control of Documents and Records
  11. QP-0810 Production Planning
  12. QP-0823 Contract Review
  13. QP-0830 Product Design and Development
  14. QP-0830 Packaging Design and Development
  15. QP-0840 Purchasing Services and Materials
  16. QP-0851 Production Process
  17. QP-0853 Customer Property
  18. QP-0854 Preservation of Product
  19. QP‐0870 Control of Nonconformances
  20. QP-0912 Measuring Customer Satisfaction
  21. QP‐0920 Internal Audits
  22. QP-0930 Management Review
  23. QP‐1020 Corrective Action
  24. AS9100D Auditor Checklist

Includes Free support for the Microsoft Word templates and QMSCAPA software through email, and 0ptional real-time support is also available on a hourly fee basis.