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ISO/IEC 20000 is the first international standard for IT Service Management. It was developed in 2005, by the BSI Group. It is based on and intended to supersede the earlier, BS 15000.
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ISO/IEC 27001 is part of a growing family of ISO/IEC Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards, the 'ISO/IEC 27000 series'. ISO/IEC 27001 is a new international standard entitled: "Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems - Overview and vocabulary". The standard is known informally, if incorrectly, as "ISO 27000".
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The ISO 28001 addresses potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, thus targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy.
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ISO 31000 is intended to be a family of standards relating to risk management codified by the International Organization for Standardization. The purpose of ISO 31000:2009 is to provide principles and generic guidelines on risk management.
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This forum is for discussing topics related to Information Technology used in medicine. This includes topics (which are used interchangeably sometimes) such as medical Information technology, medical software (software used in healthcare) and health informatics, including Health Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Examples are standards from the IEC 80001 series and the works of ISO TC 215.
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Other Medical Device Related and Orthopedic Related Discussions.
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National and International Business Standards and Requirements
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Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA) - VDA 6.1 is the German Quality Management System for the automotive industry. Based on ISO 9001:1994, it includes all elements of QS-9000.
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
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Management Review related Discussions and Information.
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Significant Systems, including 8-D / 7-D, etc. Can you prove Effectiveness (for example) of a Corrective Action?
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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.
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What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
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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.
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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?
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This is a link to the ISO 31000:2009 forum here and is to provide a place for discussions of principles and generic guidelines on risk management.
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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.
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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.
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SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
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This forum is for discussion of training and related topics.
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