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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
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Reliability Analysis discussions, including Reliability Predictions, Reliability Testing and Reliability Standards, including Dependability.
by vida99
1st March 2017 12:47 PM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
22nd February 2017 05:58 AM Go to last post
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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.
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.
by Tatian
21st February 2017 11:04 AM Go to last post
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Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
28th February 2017 01:14 PM Go to last post
810 7,403
27th February 2017 05:07 AM Go to last post
1,136 6,118
All topics connected to Food management systems to include ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other related food safety systems.
by harry
22nd January 2017 10:07 AM Go to last post
319 2,087
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").
28th February 2017 07:26 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.
18th February 2017 02:35 PM Go to last post
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ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
28th February 2017 01:46 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
22 120
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
45 312
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...)
18th February 2017 11:29 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.
26th February 2017 05:40 PM Go to last post
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
23rd January 2017 09:02 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.
by okamoto
15th February 2017 01:34 PM Go to last post
103 704
Please use this forum for questions about other ISO standards, various International standards, European Regulations and related discussions and issues.
23rd February 2017 06:39 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.
23rd February 2017 01:53 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.
1st March 2017 12:13 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 al40
1st March 2017 01:58 PM 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 shimonv
20th February 2017 02:25 AM Go to last post
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Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
by Ronen E
3rd February 2017 08:48 PM Go to last post
285 1,766
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 (4 Viewing)
Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
by kuyakut
28th February 2017 06:48 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
24th February 2017 09:17 PM Go to last post
1,807 24,537
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
by filen
20th February 2017 09:24 AM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
by Bev D
31st January 2017 10:00 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.
16th February 2017 10:33 AM Go to last post
115 1,303
Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
7th February 2017 12:36 PM Go to last post
62 487
Customer Complaints (1 Viewing)
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by Jean_B
24th February 2017 04:58 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!
by jfries2
24th February 2017 04:30 PM Go to last post
453 3,137
Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
12th January 2017 12:12 PM Go to last post
509 3,680
Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
by skreis
1st March 2017 01:06 PM Go to last post
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Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
by Rendral
28th February 2017 04:01 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.
1st March 2017 01:58 PM Go to last post
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Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
28th February 2017 04:15 PM Go to last post
1,574 12,146
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.
1st March 2017 02:13 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?
1st March 2017 12:52 AM Go to last post
681 7,699
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
209 3,886
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.
1st March 2017 09:32 AM Go to last post
164 2,360
Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
28th February 2017 04:19 PM Go to last post
271 4,074
Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
by RCH2016
1st March 2017 11:46 AM Go to last post
652 6,455
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
24th February 2017 09:26 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
303 3,001
Six Sigma (6 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.
25th February 2017 03:18 AM Go to last post
375 3,903
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!
28th February 2017 05:56 PM Go to last post
1,325 10,822
A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
8th February 2017 12:21 PM Go to last post
677 5,856
Training and related topic discussions.
by bigqman
15th February 2017 05:01 PM Go to last post
755 6,356
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.
8th February 2017 09:06 AM Go to last post
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The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
by RCH2016
22nd February 2017 11:45 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.
by Mike S.
26th September 2016 07:55 AM Go to last post
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Various Uploaded Data and other Information Files
Sub-Forum(s): Outdated Threads
by John P
29th August 2016 03:09 PM Go to last post
35 126
Where members can share "stand alone" articles and "white papers" on various subjects allied with Quality and Business Systems and Standards Strategies.
by bpritts
8th September 2016 12:36 PM Go to last post
155 1,898
Professional Employment and Occupation Related
Questions, discussions and comments about careers and occupations. Resume content and other information can be discussed here as well.
15th February 2017 06:09 AM 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.
25th July 2016 11:37 PM Go to last post
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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.
8th August 2016 11:33 PM Go to last post
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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!
Contract Position: Freelance ISO 17025 (Chemist...
11th February 2017 10:39 AM Go to last post
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Elsmar Cove members offering specific services (such as internal audits and training) and/or consulting.
by Marc
27th February 2017 10:50 AM 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.
21st February 2017 01:56 AM Go to last post
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