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Total number of Requirements for ISO 9001:2008 vs. ISO 9001:2015
      Last Post or Poll Vote: 21st January 2017 05:08 AM by QualitySpirit » Replies: 8
Jail Terms for Poly Implant Prothese Executives
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Links between Process Flow, Process FMEA and Control Plan
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Suggestions for a UK based course in Process Auditing wanted
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How the addition of "Risk" will affect ISO 9001:2015
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Using a Wiki to implement a Quality Management System (QMS)
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SOW Internal Audit Checklist
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MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev.4 published - June 2016
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Cleanliness and Contamination question (Medical Device Component Manufacturer)
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PSW Requirements for a Distributor
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Electrical and Electromechanical Product CE Compliance with various Directives
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Gap Assessment for TS 16949 to IATF 16949
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Determining Effect of Failure without a DFMEA (Design FMEA)
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AQL for Sterile Product - Laminate Tubes
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Coexisting Investigational Use and CE-Mark - Adding a new Indication
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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
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industries, questions and discussions.
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Discussions related to specific manufacturing processes, materials, manufacturing systems or related topics.
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
by _Jens_
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Reliability Analysis discussions, including Reliability Predictions, Reliability Testing and Reliability Standards, including Dependability.
6th December 2016 06:59 AM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
21st November 2016 10:31 AM Go to last post
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National and International Business System Standards
18th January 2017 05:34 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 kgott
4th August 2016 11:02 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.
20th January 2017 08:55 AM Go to last post
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Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
19th January 2017 04:27 PM Go to last post
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by Jelen
17th January 2017 11:11 PM 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.
5th January 2017 06:54 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 Monirh
6th November 2016 01:45 PM 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").
20th January 2017 09:24 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.
14th November 2016 01:51 AM Go to last post
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ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
21st January 2017 05:08 AM 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 Sguy84
8th November 2016 10:51 PM 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 weabow
3rd October 2016 06:04 PM 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 Marc
18th January 2017 10:03 PM 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.
9th January 2017 06:01 PM Go to last post
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
8th January 2017 05:35 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.
9th December 2016 12:17 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.
by plliew
29th November 2016 10:55 AM 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.
7th January 2017 09:31 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 speck
13th January 2017 12:10 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.
20th January 2017 11:36 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.
20th January 2017 09:35 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.
by paulag
5th December 2016 09:11 AM Go to last post
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Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
by Marc
23rd December 2016 09:09 AM Go to last post
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Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
15th December 2016 08:30 PM Go to last post
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APQP and PPAP (2 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
20th January 2017 09:32 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 January 2017 05:35 PM Go to last post
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Benchmarking (2 Viewing)
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
by Marc
6th November 2016 01:56 PM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
by Hami812
12th January 2017 09:39 PM 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.
6th January 2017 12:43 PM Go to last post
113 1,294
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
28th August 2016 02:19 AM Go to last post
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Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by Miner
4th January 2017 04:10 PM Go to last post
141 1,331
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 pagea
6th January 2017 11:31 AM Go to last post
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Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
12th January 2017 12:12 PM Go to last post
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Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
20th January 2017 05:47 PM Go to last post
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Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
20th January 2017 12:10 AM 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.
by Jeenan
19th January 2017 05:30 PM Go to last post
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
18th January 2017 04:34 PM Go to last post
1,571 12,131
Management Review related Discussions and Information.
by Andrej
18th January 2017 08:58 AM Go to last post
146 2,120
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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 _Jens_
13th January 2017 06:38 AM 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?
3rd January 2017 09:27 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?
1st November 2016 12:35 PM Go to last post
210 3,038
Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
by Mor628
15th December 2016 10:16 PM Go to last post
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Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
30th November 2016 10:46 AM Go to last post
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Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
10th January 2017 03:06 AM Go to last post
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Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
by Marc
21st December 2016 12:14 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 Mikael
21st December 2016 12:55 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?
21st December 2016 03:41 PM Go to last post
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Six Sigma (2 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
11th January 2017 01:19 PM 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 Marc
29th November 2016 01:43 AM Go to last post
218 1,139
SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
12th January 2017 10:43 AM Go to last post
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A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
11th January 2017 12:28 PM Go to last post
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Training and related topic discussions.
20th January 2017 07:38 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 Marc
15th December 2016 05:03 PM Go to last post
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The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
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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 Mike S.
26th September 2016 07:55 AM Go to last post
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Various Uploaded Data and other Information Files
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by John P
29th August 2016 03:09 PM Go to last post
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Where members can share "stand alone" articles and "white papers" on various subjects allied with Quality and Business Systems and Standards Strategies.
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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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Elsmar Cove members offering specific services (such as internal audits and training) and/or consulting.
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