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Manufacturing, Service, and Business Systems Processes
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industries, questions and discussions.
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
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National and International Business System Standards
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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.
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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 ernieto
16th August 2017 02:26 PM Go to last post
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Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
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by v9991
14th August 2017 02:41 AM Go to last post
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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.
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
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In 2000, TS 16949 evolved from QS-9000. In 2016 it became IATF 16949 (an automotive sector specific "standard").
17th August 2017 03:57 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 Valli
5th August 2017 11:03 AM Go to last post
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ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
by Randy
15th August 2017 09:41 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
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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.
by qusys
24th May 2017 10:53 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...)
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.
25th July 2017 02:12 AM Go to last post
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
by jgdavis
10th August 2017 11:31 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.
7th February 2017 09:59 PM 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.
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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 Mike S.
4th August 2017 07:49 AM 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 Omar.
1st July 2017 12:43 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.
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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.
17th August 2017 05:19 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.
25th July 2017 06:32 PM Go to last post
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Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
by Marc
11th August 2017 01:07 PM 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 (19 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
by TPMB4
9th August 2017 11:39 AM 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
by Big Jim
10th August 2017 08:52 PM Go to last post
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Benchmarking (1 Viewing)
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
17th August 2017 03:23 AM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
by Mike S.
16th August 2017 08:42 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.
14th June 2017 09:05 PM Go to last post
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Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
31st March 2017 07:06 PM Go to last post
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Customer Complaints (2 Viewing)
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by howste
14th August 2017 10:40 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!
8th August 2017 02:57 PM Go to last post
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Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
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20th July 2017 10:28 PM Go to last post
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Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
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16th August 2017 09:14 AM Go to last post
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FMEA and Control Plans (16 Viewing)
Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
8th August 2017 08:26 PM 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.
14th August 2017 03:14 PM Go to last post
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
28th July 2017 04:34 PM Go to last post
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Management Review related Discussions and Information.
19th July 2017 10:34 AM 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.
by iTracy
1st August 2017 01:26 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?
by Miner
16th August 2017 07:54 AM 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.
19th December 2014 06:01 PM Go to last post
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What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
4th August 2017 08:12 AM Go to last post
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Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
by Bonew
23rd June 2017 04:37 AM Go to last post
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Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
17th May 2017 10:12 AM Go to last post
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Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
9th August 2017 01:32 AM Go to last post
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Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
30th June 2017 01:03 PM 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.
by Miner
14th August 2017 08:49 AM Go to last post
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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?
by ricky07
8th August 2017 09:48 AM Go to last post
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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.
1st August 2017 09:11 AM 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 Ninja
23rd May 2017 11:56 AM Go to last post
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SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
17th August 2017 02:30 AM Go to last post
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A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
by howste
10th August 2017 02:29 PM Go to last post
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Training and related topic discussions.
by howste
7th August 2017 01:31 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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15th August 2017 03:36 PM Go to last post
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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.
20th July 2017 12:28 PM Go to last post
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Various Uploaded Data and other Information Files
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29th August 2016 03:09 PM Go to last post
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27th July 2017 10:52 AM Go to last post
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16th August 2017 03:37 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.
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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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14th August 2017 03:55 AM Go to last post
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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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