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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 Thukira
16th March 2018 01:03 PM Go to last post
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industries, questions and discussions.
by Mike S.
12th February 2018 08:59 AM Go to last post
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Discussions related to specific manufacturing processes, materials, manufacturing systems or related topics.
17th March 2018 05:07 AM Go to last post
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
27th January 2018 11:44 AM Go to last post
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Reliability Analysis discussions, including Reliability Predictions, Reliability Testing and Reliability Standards, including Dependability.
8th March 2018 09:23 PM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
2nd February 2018 04:59 PM Go to last post
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National and International Business System Standards
18th March 2018 01:03 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.
14th March 2018 06:20 PM Go to last post
388 2,243
Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
by Marc
1st March 2018 06:48 AM Go to last post
824 7,484
16th March 2018 05:39 PM Go to last post
1,177 6,286
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 pkost
8th February 2018 04:36 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").
18th March 2018 05:23 PM Go to last post
3,124 25,213
IEC 27001 is part of a growing family of IEC Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards.
16th March 2018 04:31 AM Go to last post
133 708
ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
17th March 2018 02:35 AM Go to last post
5,236 63,054
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...)
18th March 2018 06:33 AM Go to last post
279 3,023
Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations discussions including API (American Petroleum Institute) documents such as API Q1.
24th February 2018 03:23 AM Go to last post
106 880
RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
by nburns
8th March 2018 01:10 PM Go to last post
264 1,951
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.
16th March 2018 05:21 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.
14th March 2018 02:10 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 qpled
5th March 2018 10:53 AM Go to last post
609 3,657
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 Joeem
17th March 2018 06:44 AM Go to last post
3,713 23,052
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.
18th March 2018 06:47 AM Go to last post
3,629 26,638
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.
by csa14
8th December 2017 05:20 AM Go to last post
35 159
Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
2nd March 2018 12:35 PM Go to last post
304 1,861
Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
by Marc
16th March 2018 12:11 PM Go to last post
612 5,668
APQP and PPAP (9 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
9th March 2018 12:53 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
17th March 2018 09:17 AM Go to last post
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Benchmarking (2 Viewing)
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).
by BradM
13th March 2018 04:50 PM Go to last post
444 3,920
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.
by ScottK
5th March 2018 11:53 AM Go to last post
119 1,294
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
6th March 2018 05:25 PM Go to last post
63 496
Customer Complaints (3 Viewing)
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by Marc
28th February 2018 03:43 PM Go to last post
149 1,385
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!
12th March 2018 11:10 AM Go to last post
457 3,172
Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
3rd March 2018 11:38 AM Go to last post
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Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
by ScottK
13th March 2018 09:18 AM Go to last post
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Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
7th March 2018 12:56 PM Go to last post
884 7,086
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.
by Marc
16th March 2018 05:40 PM Go to last post
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
18th March 2018 04:05 PM Go to last post
1,624 12,415
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.
by Marc
18th March 2018 02:14 PM Go to last post
781 7,519
Significant Systems, including 8-D / 7-D, etc. Can you prove Effectiveness (for example) of a Corrective Action?
16th March 2018 01:08 PM Go to last post
702 7,916
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
6th March 2018 04:43 PM Go to last post
210 3,893
What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
by Bev D
9th January 2018 01:59 PM Go to last post
211 3,050
Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
28th February 2018 10:48 AM Go to last post
17 101
Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
1st March 2018 04:49 PM Go to last post
166 2,385
Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
by titan4
19th January 2018 08:44 AM Go to last post
283 4,204
Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
by QuinnM
2nd March 2018 05:50 PM Go to last post
659 6,564
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 titan4
9th March 2018 08:54 AM Go to last post
1,652 13,115
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?
15th March 2018 12:11 PM Go to last post
310 3,067
Six Sigma (1 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 Miner
17th January 2018 08:58 AM Go to last post
378 3,911
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 yodon
13th March 2018 06:48 PM Go to last post
220 1,150
SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
4th March 2018 03:48 PM Go to last post
1,361 10,989
A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
8th February 2018 11:42 PM Go to last post
688 5,924
Training and related topic discussions.
3rd March 2018 08:07 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.
11th January 2018 11:22 AM 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
9th March 2018 09:31 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.
by reynald
12th September 2017 02:24 AM Go to last post
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Various Uploaded Data and other Information Files
Sub-Forum(s): Outdated Threads
14th March 2018 01:48 PM Go to last post
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The Reading Room (1 Viewing)
Where members can share "stand alone" articles and "white papers" on various subjects allied with Quality and Business Systems and Standards Strategies.
by Marc
26th January 2018 04:54 AM Go to last post
156 1,921
Professional Employment and Occupation Related
Questions, discussions and comments about careers and occupations. Resume content and other information can be discussed here as well.
by Ninja
12th March 2018 05:54 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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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!
Look! Full Time Direct Hire: Tier 1 Automotive Quality...
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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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