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Govind Ramu

Senior Director, Global Quality Management Systems, SunPower Corporation

Govind Ramu is senior director of global quality management systems at SunPower Corp. in San Jose, CA. He is a licensed professional engineer from Ontario, Canada. He also is the chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 176, Subcommittee 1 on ISO 9000:2015 standards. Ramu is an ASQ fellow, ASQ CROSBY Medal recipient and holds six ASQ certifications: manager of quality/organizational excellence, engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, auditor, software quality engineer and reliability engineer.  He is a regular contributor to ASQ Quality Progress Expert Answers department, author of The Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Handbook (ASQ Quality Press, 2016), co-author of The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, second edition (ASQ Quality Press, 2015) and a contributing author of The Lean Handbook (ASQ Quality Press, 2012).

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ISO 9001, an international standard for Quality Management System (QMS) requirements were revised on Sept 2015. This widely implemented standard has close to 1.2 million certifications worldwide. ISO 9001 requirements first released in 1987 underwent major changes in 2000 and now in 2015. There are several new requirements added to the new revision. However, I will...