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Go to first new post AS9100, Clause 8.5.1.3 - First Article Inspection Costs
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Manufacturing, Service, and Business Systems Processes
Manufacturing, services, processes, materials and related Business Systems Process aspect discussions.
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Engineering related discussions
20th September 2018 11:51 AM Go to last post
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industry discussions.
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Specific manufacturing process(es) & systems, materials, and related discussions.
by Mike S.
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
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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.
25th August 2018 03:40 AM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
15th August 2018 01:51 PM Go to last post
203 1,466
National and International Business System Standards
20th September 2018 04:07 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 Marc
17th September 2018 12:19 PM 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 ScottK
14th September 2018 12:58 PM Go to last post
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Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
17th September 2018 09:16 AM Go to last post
841 7,568
by yodon
20th September 2018 11:28 AM Go to last post
1,197 6,373
All topics connected to Food management systems to include ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other related food safety systems.
6th September 2018 07:51 AM Go to last post
323 2,098
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 September 2018 12:53 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.
9th August 2018 02:48 PM Go to last post
139 733
ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
19th September 2018 06:46 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.
23rd July 2018 11:21 AM Go to last post
25 143
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...)
by TPMB4
18th September 2018 05:30 AM Go to last post
280 3,109
Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations discussions including API (American Petroleum Institute) documents such as API Q1.
by MAISU
18th September 2018 08:09 AM Go to last post
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
by QuinnM
4th September 2018 08:50 PM 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.
20th August 2018 05:27 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.
6th September 2018 05:21 AM Go to last post
61 425
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.
18th September 2018 09:57 AM Go to last post
116 770
Please use this forum for questions about other ISO standards, various International standards, European Regulations and related discussions and issues.
by Marc
7th September 2018 02:23 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.
12th July 2018 12:38 AM 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 Quita
20th September 2018 03:02 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.
by lzanini
20th September 2018 03:46 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.
28th August 2018 10:41 AM Go to last post
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Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
10th September 2018 03:06 AM Go to last post
315 1,910
Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
19th September 2018 08:08 AM Go to last post
617 5,708
APQP and PPAP (11 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
by Ninja
7th September 2018 10:46 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
20th September 2018 07:30 AM Go to last post
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Benchmarking (1 Viewing)
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
21st February 2018 11:36 AM Go to last post
121 833
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
11th September 2018 08:58 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.
13th September 2018 03:38 AM Go to last post
121 1,300
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
by Mike S.
2nd April 2018 11:15 AM Go to last post
64 500
Customer Complaints (1 Viewing)
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by ScottK
18th September 2018 12:23 PM Go to last post
151 1,400
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 Marc
9th September 2018 11:41 PM Go to last post
460 3,184
Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
27th August 2018 08:07 AM Go to last post
526 3,747
Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
20th September 2018 07:27 AM Go to last post
2,273 21,191
Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
by nitros1
17th September 2018 08:03 PM Go to last post
895 7,190
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 Eredhel
20th September 2018 12:52 PM Go to last post
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
by Bev D
20th September 2018 06:13 AM Go to last post
1,636 12,483
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.
12th September 2018 12:57 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 Ninja
30th August 2018 09:18 AM Go to last post
715 8,029
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
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What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
18th September 2018 03:11 AM Go to last post
213 3,065
Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
13th August 2018 10:54 AM Go to last post
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Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
18th September 2018 03:25 AM Go to last post
170 2,422
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 Ninja
26th August 2018 11:34 AM Go to last post
661 6,582
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.
13th September 2018 09:10 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?
28th July 2018 10:05 PM Go to last post
311 3,084
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.
18th September 2018 03:14 AM Go to last post
222 1,158
SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
by Ninja
12th September 2018 09:44 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 v9991
5th September 2018 09:34 PM Go to last post
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Training and related topic discussions.
by Marc
3rd September 2018 07:07 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.
by tampk
9th July 2018 09:18 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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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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