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Manufacturing, Service, and Business Systems Processes
Please use these forums to discuss manufacturing, services, processes, materials and related Business Systems Process aspects.
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Engineering related discussions
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industries, questions and discussions.
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
17th February 2015 12:37 PM Go to last post
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Quality Manager Issues
A forum for Quality Manager Issues and Discussions
Basic concerns dealing with Customer complaints/concerns including ISO 10002.
25th February 2015 09:45 AM Go to last post
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Issues/questions dealing with Quality Management concerns.
3rd March 2015 03:13 PM Go to last post
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Issues/questions dealing with Upper Management Support.
2nd March 2015 04:53 PM Go to last post
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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards
ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards and related discussions.
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Customer Satisfaction - Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations.
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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.
17th February 2015 06:39 AM Go to last post
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ISO 10013 - Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
22nd December 2014 08:53 PM Go to last post
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Medical Device Manufacturer Quality Management Systems Discussions
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Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
by AndyN
4th March 2015 07:18 PM Go to last post
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Medical Device Risk Management Discussions.
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In 2000, TS 16949 evolved from QS-9000. TS16949 is an automotive sector specific standard.
by AndyN
4th March 2015 11:27 AM Go to last post
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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.
4th March 2015 03:55 PM Go to last post
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Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, including Internal Audit and Process Audit sub-forums
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ISO/IEC 20000 is the first international standard for IT Service Management. It is based on, and intended to supersede, BS 15000.
24th August 2014 07:12 AM Go to last post
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All topics connected to Food management systems to include ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other related food safety systems.
23rd February 2015 05:41 PM Go to last post
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Business continuity planning (BCP) identifies an organization's exposure to internal and external threats and provides for effective prevention and recovery for the organization.
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ISO/IEC 27001 is part of a growing family of ISO/IEC Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards.
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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 a family of standards relating to risk management. The purpose of ISO 31000 is to provide principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
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Sustainability is the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands - often known as the "three pillars". Ecology is the scientific study of the distributions, abundance, share affects, and relations of organisms and their interactions with their environment.
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Please use this forum for questions about other ISO standards, various International standards, European Regulations and related discussions and issues.
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Aerospace and Aviation Standards and Requirements
This forum is for Aerospace and Aviation Standards and related Requirements.
AS9100, AS9101, AS9110, AS9120, Nadcap and related questions and discussions.
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EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) related questions and discussions.
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FAA - Federal Aviation Administration (US) related questions and discussions.
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Medical Devices, Medical Information Technology, Medical Software and Health Informatics
Medical Device, Medical Information Technology, Medical Software and Health Informatics and related discussion topics.
Medical device regulations around the world. Regulations are laws set by a regulatory authority of a country or region and are generally mandatory.
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5th March 2015 04:23 AM Go to last post
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Medical devices standards, national and international. Standards are published by standards writing bodies (such as ISO and IEC internationally, ANSI, CEN, CENELEC, CSA and others nationally) and are generally voluntary. You can use standards to fulfill regulations, depending on the way the regulation uses standards.
5th March 2015 06:29 AM Go to last post
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Information Technology used in medicine including 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 various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
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National and International Business Standards and Requirements
Normas Nacionales e Internacionales
CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme discussions - CE Marking and the CB Scheme help manufacturers improve their marketing efficiency by establishing a way to meet one Standard for their products which will harmonize with Standards from different governments.
by J0anne
2nd March 2015 05:44 PM Go to last post
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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!
5th February 2015 11:59 AM Go to last post
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4th March 2015 05:13 AM Go to last post
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JCAHO, CCHSA, HQA, ANAES, JSQua, ACHS, NZCHS, MSQH, NCAIO - Best Practices" accreditation organizations, in the US, Canada, UK, France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, and the CMS-approved (in the USA) accreditation organization.
14th October 2014 09:56 AM Go to last post
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Occupational Health & Safety Management Standards (OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z10, CSA Z1000, ILO-OSH, GOST 12.0.230, AS/NZS 4801, etc...)
by Bev D
20th February 2015 01:36 PM Go to last post
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Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations discussions including API (American Petroleum Institute) documents such as API Q1.
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
4th March 2015 11:36 AM Go to last post
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TL 9000 is a two book standard created by QuEST (Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications) Forum based on ISO 9001.
by AndyN
12th January 2014 06:12 PM Go to last post
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ANSI, ASTM, US DoD and Mil-Standards such as MIL-STD-810, etc., Process tests and related 'standards', specifications and such.
27th February 2015 12:09 AM Go to last post
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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.
by noelb
26th February 2015 05:23 PM Go to last post
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Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
by chasf
3rd March 2015 11:53 AM Go to last post
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APQP and PPAP (10 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
by yonny
3rd March 2015 11:05 AM Go to last post
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Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
by Marc
17th February 2015 05:51 AM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
3rd March 2015 07:54 AM Go to last post
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Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
22nd October 2013 05:31 PM Go to last post
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Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
24th February 2015 03:23 PM Go to last post
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Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
4th March 2015 06:05 PM Go to last post
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Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
by Bev D
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
4th March 2015 10:16 PM Go to last post
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Management Review related Discussions and Information.
23rd February 2015 04:43 PM Go to last post
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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.
by andrewg
5th March 2015 05:57 AM Go to last post
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Significant Systems, including 8-D / 7-D, etc. Can you prove Effectiveness (for example) of a Corrective Action?
26th February 2015 07:22 AM Go to last post
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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.
19th December 2014 06:01 PM Go to last post
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What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
by AndyN
28th January 2015 07:35 PM Go to last post
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Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
by Mike S.
23rd February 2015 10:56 AM Go to last post
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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.
by rskeins
4th March 2015 12:03 PM Go to last post
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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?
2nd March 2015 11:01 AM Go to last post
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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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Six Sigma (3 Viewing)
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.
by Bev D
27th February 2015 07:08 AM Go to last post
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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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27th February 2015 05:34 AM Go to last post
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SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
2nd March 2015 10:46 AM Go to last post
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A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
8th February 2015 03:12 AM Go to last post
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Training and related topic discussions.
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Registrars and National / International Organizations
ASQ (American Society for Quality), IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors), IATF (International Automotive Task Force), RABQSA, IMDRF (International Medical Device Regulators Forum), and related discussions.
1st March 2015 12:18 PM Go to last post
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The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
by AndyN
3rd March 2015 06:37 PM Go to last post
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Information Resources - Papers - Articles - Etc.
This forum contains various information resources.
Read a book you would like to share or find a good web site or blog? Tell us! This forum is for books and sites from all quality and environmental arenas and branches.
by BradM
24th January 2015 10:45 AM Go to last post
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Where members can share "stand alone" articles and "white papers" on various subjects allied with Quality and Business Systems and Standards Strategies.
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What hotels do you stay at? Have you traveled by train? Which airline do you prefer and why? Travel discussions, experiences, news and recommendations.
15th January 2015 02:44 PM Go to last post
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Many people now work outside their 'native' countries either for a foreign company or for a company in their home country. Thinking of moving? Questions and discussions here.
8th April 2014 09:37 PM Go to last post
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Members, Companies and Recruiters - If you have a position opening (job opening), please post it in this forum. Please - ONLY post for specific, available positions (including consulting). Please - No 'Fishing'. Need to outsource Internal Audits? Find someone here!
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