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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
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Quality Manager Issues
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Basic concerns dealing with Customer complaints/concerns including ISO 10002.
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Issues/questions dealing with Quality Management concerns.
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Issues/questions dealing with Upper Management Support.
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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards
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Customer Satisfaction - Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations.
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ISO 10013 - Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ISO/IEC 27001 is part of a growing family of ISO/IEC Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards. ISO/IEC 27001 is titled: "Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems - Overview and vocabulary".
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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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This forum is for Aerospace and Aviation Standards and related Requirements.
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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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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.
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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.
29th October 2014 02:12 AM 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!
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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 08:56 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...)
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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
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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.
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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.
30th October 2014 04:16 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.
23rd October 2014 11:51 AM Go to last post
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Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
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APQP and PPAP (7 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
17th October 2014 02:51 PM Go to last post
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Benchmarking (1 Viewing)
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
by AndyN
10th October 2014 04:44 PM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
29th October 2014 04:52 AM Go to last post
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Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
22nd October 2013 04:31 PM Go to last post
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Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
30th September 2014 10:57 PM Go to last post
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Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
1st November 2014 12:37 AM Go to last post
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Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
by vincee
30th October 2014 12:47 PM Go to last post
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
1st November 2014 09:35 AM Go to last post
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Management Review related Discussions and Information.
31st October 2014 10:47 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.
24th October 2014 04:59 PM 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?
23rd October 2014 02:20 PM 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.
by Miner
25th August 2014 08:10 AM Go to last post
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What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
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Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
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2nd October 2014 12:45 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.
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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?
14th August 2014 09:51 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 (2 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.
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30th October 2014 08:54 PM 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.
by Ettore
10th October 2014 10:56 AM Go to last post
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SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
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A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
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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.
31st October 2014 04:30 PM Go to last post
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The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
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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.
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The Reading Room (2 Viewing)
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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The $ Contributor's forum - Data files for folks who donate $ to help finance the Elsmar Cove Forums and Web Site. Donations are appreciated!
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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.
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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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Please use this forum to discuss Professional Certifications including CQM, CQE, CQA, CSQE, CRE, CCT, CQT, CSSBB, ISTO, Six Sigma, QAI Software certifications, etc.
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