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For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
21st May 2015 10:45 PM Go to last post
584 5,522
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
by Marc
26th May 2015 01:48 PM Go to last post
864 6,226
Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, including Internal Audit and Process Audit sub-forums
1,767 24,097
For discussions specific to Internal Auditing.
825 11,847
General Auditing issues and discussions: Gap analysis, pre-assessment, assessment (registration {aka certification}), 2nd and 3rd party.
22nd May 2015 09:24 PM Go to last post
807 10,680
Process Audit and Layered Process Audit discussions.
by guzer
29th June 2015 08:47 AM Go to last post
135 1,570
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
116 805
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
by Bev D
22nd June 2015 09:32 AM Go to last post
421 3,736
Consultants and discussions related to consultants including ISO 10019 "Guidelines for the selection of quality management system consultants and use of their services" aspects / requirements.
by lawcch
20th March 2015 04:31 AM Go to last post
110 1,251
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
22nd October 2013 04:31 PM Go to last post
60 483
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by Bev D
28th April 2015 12:25 PM Go to last post
135 1,299
Customer Requirements and Company Specific Requirements - including Ford's Q1 'Award' program. GM has it's GM-9000. Etc. Nissan and Honda have their requirements. Company specific requirements questions here, please!
25th June 2015 03:39 PM Go to last post
450 3,118
Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
by AndyN
24th June 2015 07:02 AM Go to last post
502 3,639
Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
24th June 2015 09:40 PM Go to last post
2,188 20,537
Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
28th June 2015 10:34 AM Go to last post
830 6,705
Calibration "Catch All" forum - ISO 17025, Calibration of Measurement Devices, Measurement Devices, Metrology (Calibration) and Test Laboratory related discussions. Many discussions in this forum are beyond ISO 17025 specific topics.
by Bev D
30th June 2015 08:49 AM Go to last post
4,101 30,298
Metrology - IEC/EN 17025 (formerly ISO Guide 25 & EN45001); Gage and 'How to Measure' (and related) questions; product certification (ISO Guide 65); inspection body (IEC 17020); and accreditation body questions (IEC 17011) also go here.
by BradM
24th June 2015 03:54 PM Go to last post
2,288 17,365
Determining the Calibration Frequency (Interval) of Measurement and Test Devices
by Big Jim
28th May 2015 06:26 PM Go to last post
109 1,056
Calibration and Metrology Software and Hardware discussions.
by AMSA84
24th June 2015 10:48 AM Go to last post
109 728
This forum is for discussion of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) including Gage R&R and the AIAG's MSA Manual requirements.
by Bev D
30th June 2015 08:49 AM Go to last post
1,334 9,540
Measurement Uncertainty (MU) related discussions
18th June 2015 12:05 PM Go to last post
261 1,609
Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
by jager
29th June 2015 02:52 PM Go to last post
1,557 11,994
AQL - Acceptable Quality Level discussions
by Bev D
28th May 2015 12:53 PM Go to last post
142 1,118
Management Review related Discussions and Information.
by Julie O
29th June 2015 12:46 PM Go to last post
144 2,095
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Various other quality assurance and business systems related topics like Cost of Quality and other focused topics. Topics outside Quality and Environmental are allowed.
24th June 2015 12:31 PM Go to last post
750 7,375
Significant Systems, including 8-D / 7-D, etc. Can you prove Effectiveness (for example) of a Corrective Action?
by ramya
22nd June 2015 01:16 AM Go to last post
666 7,608
Let's talk Deming! And who doesn't have a copy of Juran's 15 pound tome Quality Control Handbook? We all do. For discussion of Sarasohn, Protzman, Armand V. Feigenbaum, Crosby, Ishikawa, Taguchi, Shewhart, Imai and others. Philosophy, Gurus, Innovation and Evolution.
19th December 2014 06:01 PM Go to last post
209 3,886
What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
1st June 2015 09:29 AM Go to last post
210 3,035
Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
by Juzaili
16th September 2014 11:22 PM Go to last post
12 70
Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
19th June 2015 01:58 AM Go to last post
156 2,277
Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
23rd June 2015 12:46 PM Go to last post
275 4,067
Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
by SteveQM
9th June 2015 02:03 AM Go to last post
646 6,382
Balanced ScoreCard, QFD, Taguchi & Shainin's Techniques, Pre-Control, Pareto, etc. - How to use them - When to use them - How to analyze the results - Success stories - Failures - Questions and general discussions.
by Miner
30th June 2015 07:50 AM Go to last post
1,600 12,789
This forum is for discussion of software programs specific to Quality Assurance, Environmental, Medical Device and other systems / manufacturing software including document control, FMEA, etc.
by Miner
30th June 2015 07:50 AM Go to last post
1,074 8,351
Includes legal and other related records and data discussions. What is a Quality Record and what quality records are required? What other required records are there in your company? Records are Evidence. What is Data?
12th June 2015 04:48 AM Go to last post
302 2,992
Love it or hate it, what ever six sigma is, it's been around for quite a while and looks to stay for quite a while.
10th June 2015 06:37 AM Go to last post
372 3,892
Software Quality Assurance topics including CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integrated), TickIT, Information Security Management (ISO 17799 and BS 7799), ISO/IEC 12207 Software Life Cycle Processes, ISO 15504, etc.
by mihzago
11th June 2015 08:46 PM Go to last post
218 1,134
SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
by Miner
30th June 2015 03:48 PM Go to last post
1,313 10,688
A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
24th June 2015 12:49 AM Go to last post
661 5,699
Training and related topic discussions.
22nd June 2015 03:45 PM Go to last post
736 6,239

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