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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.
17th October 2017 10:38 AM Go to last post
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Discussions related to specific manufacturing processes, materials, manufacturing systems or related topics.
17th October 2017 09:05 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.
by qcman
16th October 2017 02:10 PM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
by Boboy
28th September 2017 01:42 PM Go to last post
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National and International Business System Standards
17th October 2017 05:34 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.
6th October 2017 04:12 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.
1st October 2017 02:58 PM Go to last post
369 2,182
Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
4th October 2017 10:34 AM Go to last post
816 7,441
11th October 2017 07:51 PM Go to last post
1,162 6,222
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
321 2,093
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 Well12
3rd October 2017 06:28 AM Go to last post
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In 2000, TS 16949 evolved from QS-9000. In 2016 it became IATF 16949 (an automotive sector specific "standard").
by Scanton
18th October 2017 03:22 AM Go to last post
3,047 24,473
IEC 27001 is part of a growing family of IEC Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards.
5th October 2017 05:42 AM Go to last post
128 685
ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
18th October 2017 12:05 AM Go to last post
5,161 62,197
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...)
25th September 2017 12:58 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.
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.
25th September 2017 06:56 PM 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.
13th October 2017 11:09 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.
by greif
12th October 2017 03:19 PM Go to last post
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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.
by shimonv
17th October 2017 08:03 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.
by Ronen E
17th October 2017 07:25 PM 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.
4th October 2017 08:33 AM Go to last post
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Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
by SteHa
11th October 2017 11:54 AM Go to last post
296 1,836
Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
25th August 2017 03:00 PM Go to last post
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APQP and PPAP (17 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
17th October 2017 05:04 PM Go to last post
899 6,453
Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, including Internal Audit and Process Audit sub-forums
17th October 2017 07:53 PM Go to last post
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Benchmarking (2 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.
22nd September 2017 10:06 AM Go to last post
116 1,283
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
by Marc
21st September 2017 01:40 AM Go to last post
62 489
Customer Complaints (6 Viewing)
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
25th September 2017 06:41 AM Go to last post
145 1,366
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!
by howste
27th September 2017 05:39 PM Go to last post
455 3,162
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 Eredhel
16th October 2017 04:54 PM Go to last post
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FMEA and Control Plans (19 Viewing)
Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
16th October 2017 06:04 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.
17th October 2017 01:45 PM Go to last post
4,368 32,145
Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
by santiko
3rd October 2017 10:36 AM Go to last post
1,604 12,302
Management Review related Discussions and Information.
by jiligan
28th September 2017 09:14 AM Go to last post
152 2,200
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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.
15th October 2017 09:05 AM Go to last post
778 7,493
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 locutus
9th October 2017 09:15 AM Go to last post
16 94
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.
4th October 2017 10:05 AM Go to last post
278 4,155
Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
9th October 2017 11:49 AM Go to last post
656 6,519
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 sam_ck
10th October 2017 10:07 PM Go to last post
1,638 13,026
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 howste
5th October 2017 01:12 PM Go to last post
308 3,037
Six Sigma (9 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!
12th October 2017 12:25 PM Go to last post
1,351 10,959
A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
by Eredhel
16th October 2017 04:38 PM Go to last post
684 5,888
Training and related topic discussions.
17th October 2017 10:48 AM 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.
by yodon
15th August 2017 03:36 PM Go to last post
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The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
22nd September 2017 12:41 PM Go to last post
396 6,029
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
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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.
25th September 2017 11:21 AM Go to last post
156 1,912
Professional Employment and Occupation Related
Questions, discussions and comments about careers and occupations. Resume content and other information can be discussed here as well.
17th October 2017 06:38 PM 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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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!
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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.
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