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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
by tazer
14th September 2017 05:08 AM Go to last post
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industries, questions and discussions.
by BradM
22nd August 2017 10:42 AM Go to last post
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Discussions related to specific manufacturing processes, materials, manufacturing systems or related topics.
by Mike S.
21st September 2017 07:32 AM Go to last post
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
by Chris81
20th September 2017 07:05 AM Go to last post
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Reliability Analysis discussions, including Reliability Predictions, Reliability Testing and Reliability Standards, including Dependability.
8th September 2017 06:00 PM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
8th August 2017 03:25 PM Go to last post
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National and International Business System Standards
by kjoberk
20th September 2017 01:53 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.
by JuneFoo
3rd August 2017 10:14 PM Go to last post
43 328
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 DEVigil
21st September 2017 05:51 PM Go to last post
368 2,176
Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
813 7,428
by Imecoli
21st September 2017 05:03 PM Go to last post
1,159 6,206
All topics connected to Food management systems to include ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other related food safety systems.
16th May 2017 06:43 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.
by chris_j
11th June 2017 02:30 AM Go to last post
66 405
In 2000, TS 16949 evolved from QS-9000. In 2016 it became IATF 16949 (an automotive sector specific "standard").
21st September 2017 04:00 PM Go to last post
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IEC 27001 is part of a growing family of IEC Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards.
by mihzago
13th September 2017 08:30 AM Go to last post
125 677
ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
21st September 2017 06:23 PM Go to last post
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IEC 20000 is the first international standard for IT Service Management. It is based on, and intended to supersede, BS 15000.
by john.b
25th April 2017 01:02 AM Go to last post
23 132
TL 9000 is a two book standard created by QuEST (Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications) Forum based on ISO 9001.
by qusys
24th May 2017 10:53 AM Go to last post
46 314
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 NGurney
10th August 2017 01:23 AM 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.
31st August 2017 09:28 AM Go to last post
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
by oktayg
20th September 2017 07:12 AM Go to last post
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The ISO PAS 28001 addresses potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, thus targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy.
by Bev D
11th January 2017 01:17 PM Go to last post
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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. ISO 50001 addresses Sustainability, Green Initiatives and Ecology.
8th September 2017 06:35 PM Go to last post
61 422
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.
20th September 2017 11:23 AM Go to last post
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Please use this forum for questions about other ISO standards, various International standards, European Regulations and related discussions and issues.
by Russ
20th September 2017 12:50 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.
18th September 2017 06:52 PM Go to last post
605 3,630
Medical Devices, Medical Information Technology, Medical Software and Health Informatics
Medical Device, Medical Information Technology, Medical Software and Health Informatics and related discussion topics.
by AMW-RA
21st September 2017 05:01 PM Go to last post
3,551 22,152
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.
by kreid
21st September 2017 07:04 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.
21st September 2017 03:42 PM Go to last post
35 147
Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
16th September 2017 10:36 PM Go to last post
295 1,823
Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
25th August 2017 03:00 PM Go to last post
608 5,646
APQP and PPAP (11 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
17th September 2017 07:26 PM Go to last post
899 6,443
Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, including Internal Audit and Process Audit sub-forums
15th September 2017 05:24 PM Go to last post
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Benchmarking (5 Viewing)
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
17th August 2017 09:28 AM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
by reynald
19th September 2017 09:35 PM Go to last post
439 3,874
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.
12th September 2017 09:55 AM Go to last post
115 1,281
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
by Marc
21st September 2017 01:40 AM Go to last post
62 489
Customer Complaints (2 Viewing)
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by Ninja
23rd August 2017 08:13 AM Go to last post
144 1,365
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!
21st September 2017 03:01 PM Go to last post
455 3,159
Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
by leaning
20th July 2017 10:28 PM Go to last post
515 3,698
Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
by Gamula
21st September 2017 07:07 AM Go to last post
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Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
by Bev D
16th September 2017 05:38 AM Go to last post
869 6,966
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.
21st September 2017 01:15 PM Go to last post
4,349 32,000
Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
by howste
15th September 2017 08:44 AM Go to last post
1,601 12,297
Management Review related Discussions and Information.
by Big Jim
8th September 2017 08:52 PM Go to last post
152 2,199
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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 Big Jim
15th September 2017 02:17 AM Go to last post
776 7,476
Significant Systems, including 8-D / 7-D, etc. Can you prove Effectiveness (for example) of a Corrective Action?
21st September 2017 03:34 PM Go to last post
689 7,808
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?
4th August 2017 08:12 AM Go to last post
210 3,048
Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
by QAMTY
21st September 2017 06:20 PM Go to last post
15 88
Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
17th May 2017 10:12 AM Go to last post
165 2,374
Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
by Marc
17th September 2017 10:44 PM Go to last post
278 4,154
Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
29th August 2017 07:20 AM Go to last post
656 6,516
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 abel555
21st September 2017 06:36 AM Go to last post
1,637 13,022
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?
30th August 2017 02:52 PM Go to last post
307 3,027
Six Sigma (12 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.
29th August 2017 08:32 PM Go to last post
377 3,906
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 Ninja
23rd May 2017 11:56 AM Go to last post
219 1,148
SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
by Miner
21st September 2017 08:00 AM Go to last post
1,348 10,942
A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
by Marc
20th August 2017 08:56 AM Go to last post
682 5,882
Training and related topic discussions.
by Gunel
13th September 2017 12:25 AM Go to last post
767 6,422
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.
by yodon
15th August 2017 03:36 PM Go to last post
240 3,022
The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
by Randy
16th September 2017 06:39 PM Go to last post
396 6,028
Information Resources - Files - 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 reynald
12th September 2017 02:24 AM Go to last post
273 1,859
Various Uploaded Data and other Information Files
Sub-Forum(s): Outdated Threads
by John P
29th August 2016 03:09 PM Go to last post
35 120
The Reading Room (4 Viewing)
Where members can share "stand alone" articles and "white papers" on various subjects allied with Quality and Business Systems and Standards Strategies.
by Pancho
27th August 2017 02:33 AM Go to last post
156 1,911
Professional Employment and Occupation Related
Questions, discussions and comments about careers and occupations. Resume content and other information can be discussed here as well.
11th September 2017 07:56 AM Go to last post
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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.
by john.b
25th April 2017 01:40 AM Go to last post
145 2,539
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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24th August 2017 04:09 AM 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!
Full Time Direct Hire: Looking for a Supplier...
12th September 2017 01:08 PM Go to last post
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Elsmar Cove members offering specific services (such as internal audits and training) and/or consulting.
11th August 2017 06:30 PM Go to last post
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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.
19th August 2017 11:49 PM Go to last post
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