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For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
by Marc
16th March 2018 12:11 PM Go to last post
612 5,668
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
9th March 2018 12:53 PM Go to last post
906 6,496
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
1,861 25,032
For discussions specific to Internal Auditing.
17th March 2018 09:17 AM Go to last post
883 12,472
General Auditing issues and discussions: Gap analysis, pre-assessment, assessment (registration {aka certification}), 2nd and 3rd party.
28th February 2018 02:34 PM Go to last post
840 10,971
Process Audit and Layered Process Audit discussions.
26th May 2017 01:19 AM Go to last post
138 1,589
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
21st February 2018 11:36 AM Go to last post
121 832
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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
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
520 3,719
Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
by ScottK
13th March 2018 09:18 AM Go to last post
2,261 21,097
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
4,415 32,408
Metrology - Calibration, Gage and 'How to Measure' (and related) questions.
by QE1993
16th March 2018 04:48 PM Go to last post
2,095 15,772
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.
by mah1r
15th March 2018 05:02 AM Go to last post
433 3,226
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.
by Marc
16th March 2018 05:40 PM Go to last post
114 773
This forum is for discussion of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) including Gage R&R and the AIAG's MSA Manual requirements.
15th March 2018 06:24 AM Go to last post
1,394 9,936
Measurement Uncertainty (MU) related discussions
by mlee97
15th March 2018 10:42 AM Go to last post
269 1,623
Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
2nd March 2018 10:22 PM Go to last post
1,623 12,413
AQL - Acceptable Quality Level discussions
3rd January 2018 05:52 AM Go to last post
148 1,169
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.
28th February 2018 11:35 AM Go to last post
781 7,517
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
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.
by Miner
2nd March 2018 08:46 AM Go to last post
1,114 8,591
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
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
774 6,453

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