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For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
25th September 2018 12:25 AM Go to last post
617 5,711
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
913 6,554
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
1,880 25,236
For discussions specific to Internal Auditing.
by AndyN
18th September 2018 06:33 AM Go to last post
891 12,565
General Auditing issues and discussions: Gap analysis, pre-assessment, assessment (registration {aka certification}), 2nd and 3rd party.
20th September 2018 07:30 AM Go to last post
847 11,062
Process Audit and Layered Process Audit discussions.
by sirdba
18th July 2018 10:52 AM Go to last post
142 1,609
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
449 3,943
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
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by ScottK
24th September 2018 08:06 AM Go to last post
152 1,407
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.
by Marc
23rd September 2018 06:40 AM Go to last post
2,273 21,192
Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
21st September 2018 10:56 AM Go to last post
895 7,193
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.
24th September 2018 09:17 PM Go to last post
4,470 32,819
Metrology - Calibration, Gage and 'How to Measure' (and related) questions.
by Eredhel
20th September 2018 12:52 PM Go to last post
2,124 15,980
ISO 17025 Calibration and Test Laboratories - ISO & IEC/EN 17025 (formerly ISO Guide 25 & EN45001); product certification (ISO Guide 65); inspection body (IEC 17020); and accreditation body questions (IEC 17011) also go here.
24th September 2018 02:09 PM Go to last post
439 3,269
Determining the Calibration Frequency (Interval) of Measurement and Test Devices
9th March 2018 12:48 AM Go to last post
110 1,078
Calibration and Metrology Software and Hardware discussions.
8th July 2018 08:35 AM Go to last post
116 781
This forum is for discussion of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) including Gage R&R and the AIAG's MSA Manual requirements.
24th September 2018 09:17 PM Go to last post
1,410 10,078
Measurement Uncertainty (MU) related discussions
18th September 2018 04:28 PM Go to last post
271 1,633
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
AQL - Acceptable Quality Level discussions
by Bev D
6th September 2018 12:53 PM Go to last post
149 1,177
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 Ettore
24th September 2018 10:25 AM Go to last post
784 7,550
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
210 3,900
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
17 108
Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
by mladen
24th September 2018 09:07 AM Go to last post
170 2,427
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
1,668 13,237
This forum is for discussion of software programs specific to Quality Assurance, Environmental, Medical Device and other systems / manufacturing software including document control, FMEA, etc.
13th September 2018 09:10 AM Go to last post
1,128 8,692
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
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.
23rd September 2018 04:39 PM Go to last post
222 1,159
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
1,378 11,101
A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
21st September 2018 11:40 AM Go to last post
699 6,034
Training and related topic discussions.
by pakpak
24th September 2018 02:55 PM Go to last post
780 6,473

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