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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
18th June 2018 12:39 AM Go to last post
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industries, questions and discussions.
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24th May 2018 05:32 AM Go to last post
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Discussions related to specific manufacturing processes, materials, manufacturing systems or related topics.
by Ninja
14th June 2018 12:57 PM Go to last post
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
by AndyN
19th June 2018 04:11 PM Go to last post
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Reliability Analysis discussions, including Reliability Predictions, Reliability Testing and Reliability Standards, including Dependability.
6th June 2018 08:21 AM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
23rd April 2018 03:00 PM Go to last post
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National and International Business System Standards
by sfield
19th June 2018 08:56 AM 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.
14th January 2018 11:28 AM Go to last post
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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 anpun
18th June 2018 11:14 AM Go to last post
404 2,313
Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
7th June 2018 05:25 PM Go to last post
834 7,539
18th June 2018 03:51 PM Go to last post
1,185 6,323
All topics connected to Food management systems to include ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other related food safety systems.
by vardag
28th May 2018 08:50 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.
9th June 2018 08:16 AM Go to last post
69 436
In 2000, TS 16949 evolved from QS-9000. In 2016 it became IATF 16949 (an automotive sector specific "standard").
20th June 2018 07:20 AM 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 AndyN
29th May 2018 11:17 AM Go to last post
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ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
20th June 2018 01:22 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.
15th December 2017 05:43 AM Go to last post
25 136
TL 9000 is a two book standard created by QuEST (Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications) Forum based on ISO 9001.
by patkim
27th October 2017 06:00 PM Go to last post
47 315
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...)
279 3,048
Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations discussions including API (American Petroleum Institute) documents such as API Q1.
106 891
RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
by Randy
4th June 2018 10:39 AM Go to last post
267 1,962
The ISO PAS 28001 addresses potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, thus targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy.
21st December 2017 01:58 AM 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.
30th December 2017 01:12 AM Go to last post
61 424
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.
14th June 2018 12:50 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.
19th June 2018 04:30 PM Go to last post
636 4,336
ANSI, ASTM, US DoD and Mil-Standards such as MIL-STD-810, etc., Process tests and related 'standards', specifications and such.
by Mart0r
18th June 2018 01:29 AM Go to last post
612 3,676
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 yodon
20th June 2018 01:56 PM 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.
20th June 2018 06:18 PM Go to last post
3,720 27,230
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.
30th May 2018 06:33 PM Go to last post
308 1,885
Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
15th June 2018 06:15 PM Go to last post
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APQP and PPAP (6 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
22nd May 2018 11:56 AM Go to last post
910 6,526
Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, including Internal Audit and Process Audit sub-forums
19th June 2018 01:41 PM Go to last post
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Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
21st February 2018 11:36 AM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
23rd May 2018 08:46 AM Go to last post
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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.
20th April 2018 01:54 PM Go to last post
120 1,296
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
by Mike S.
2nd April 2018 11:15 AM Go to last post
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Customer Complaints (1 Viewing)
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
149 1,391
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!
20th June 2018 08:28 AM Go to last post
458 3,176
Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
by yodon
20th June 2018 11:56 AM Go to last post
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Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
by AndyN
25th May 2018 01:40 PM Go to last post
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FMEA and Control Plans (12 Viewing)
Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
14th June 2018 06:59 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.
20th June 2018 05:31 PM Go to last post
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
15th June 2018 01:18 PM Go to last post
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Management Review related Discussions and Information.
by DeeDeeM
28th February 2018 05:58 AM Go to last post
154 2,216
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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.
4th June 2018 09:25 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?
709 7,979
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 Ninja
28th March 2018 01:16 PM Go to last post
210 3,900
What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
by qcman
25th May 2018 04:41 PM Go to last post
212 3,056
Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
24th April 2018 10:25 AM Go to last post
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Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
29th May 2018 12:35 PM Go to last post
167 2,397
Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
23rd May 2018 02:51 PM Go to last post
283 4,208
Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
by Big Jim
20th June 2018 08:19 PM Go to last post
660 6,572
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.
20th June 2018 02:43 PM Go to last post
1,662 13,191
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?
by Randy
10th May 2018 12:22 AM Go to last post
311 3,072
Six Sigma (5 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
14th May 2018 01:00 PM Go to last post
378 3,915
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.
10th May 2018 04:35 PM Go to last post
221 1,153
SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
6th June 2018 12:26 PM Go to last post
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A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
14th June 2018 02:55 AM Go to last post
694 6,002
Training and related topic discussions.
by yodon
29th May 2018 01:16 PM Go to last post
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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.
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The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
31st May 2018 11:24 AM Go to last post
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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.
18th April 2018 08:28 AM Go to last post
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Various Uploaded Data and other Information Files
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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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26th January 2018 04:54 AM Go to last post
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Professional Employment and Occupation Related
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10th June 2018 12:17 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.
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10th January 2018 04:45 AM 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.
3rd February 2018 07:40 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!
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Elsmar Cove members offering specific services (such as internal audits and training) and/or consulting.
20th January 2018 02:23 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.
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14th June 2018 08:27 AM Go to last post
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