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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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15th May 2017 05:06 PM Go to last post
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Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industries, questions and discussions.
by annalee
9th May 2017 06:22 PM Go to last post
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Discussions related to specific manufacturing processes, materials, manufacturing systems or related topics.
28th May 2017 12:04 AM Go to last post
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
by Marc
4th March 2017 01:14 AM Go to last post
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Reliability Analysis discussions, including Reliability Predictions, Reliability Testing and Reliability Standards, including Dependability.
by CalRich
5th May 2017 10:36 AM Go to last post
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Service Industry specific and related discussions.
22nd April 2017 01:11 AM Go to last post
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National and International Business System Standards
by Big Jim
28th May 2017 02:10 AM 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.
by Ronen E
25th May 2017 07:34 PM Go to last post
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Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
24th May 2017 01:46 AM Go to last post
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25th May 2017 05:50 PM Go to last post
1,144 6,148
All topics connected to Food management systems to include ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other related food safety systems.
16th May 2017 06:43 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.
3rd April 2017 04:15 AM 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").
26th May 2017 06:17 PM Go to last post
2,959 23,858
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
122 667
ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
28th May 2017 12:03 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.
by john.b
25th April 2017 01:02 AM Go to last post
22 126
TL 9000 is a two book standard created by QuEST (Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications) Forum based on ISO 9001.
by qusys
24th May 2017 10:53 AM 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...)
5th April 2017 03:16 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.
3rd May 2017 01:55 AM Go to last post
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
by oktayg
22nd May 2017 09:35 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.
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 DeeDeeM
26th May 2017 04:39 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.
by Marc
28th May 2017 03:01 PM 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 CFHill
15th May 2017 07:12 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.
28th May 2017 10:19 AM 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 relad
28th May 2017 07:19 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.
17th March 2017 12:21 AM Go to last post
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Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
by pkost
19th May 2017 03:06 PM Go to last post
291 1,802
Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools
For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
by Miner
24th May 2017 01:51 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).
26th May 2017 06:05 PM Go to last post
895 6,421
Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, including Internal Audit and Process Audit sub-forums
26th May 2017 01:19 AM Go to last post
1,814 24,597
Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
13th April 2017 12:08 AM Go to last post
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Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
by tkieken
20th March 2017 08:09 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
31st March 2017 07:06 PM Go to last post
62 488
Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
by Jean_B
24th February 2017 04:58 AM Go to last post
141 1,338
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 Ninja
23rd May 2017 12:00 PM Go to last post
454 3,145
Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
by howste
26th May 2017 02:24 PM Go to last post
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Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
by yodon
22nd May 2017 03:51 PM Go to last post
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Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions here.
864 6,923
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.
26th May 2017 06:46 PM Go to last post
4,307 31,753
Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
24th May 2017 08:22 AM Go to last post
1,587 12,235
Management Review related Discussions and Information.
27th April 2017 10:03 AM Go to last post
149 2,138
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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.
23rd May 2017 11:54 AM Go to last post
767 7,449
Significant Systems, including 8-D / 7-D, etc. Can you prove Effectiveness (for example) of a Corrective Action?
687 7,770
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?
by Wolf.K
28th March 2017 07:05 AM Go to last post
210 3,043
Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
19th May 2017 04:18 PM Go to last post
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Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
17th May 2017 10:12 AM Go to last post
165 2,374
Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
by tony s
13th April 2017 10:00 PM Go to last post
273 4,118
Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
by Mike S.
18th May 2017 08:09 AM Go to last post
653 6,492
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.
22nd May 2017 05:04 PM Go to last post
1,629 12,988
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?
26th April 2017 04:55 PM Go to last post
304 3,005
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
9th May 2017 07:51 AM Go to last post
376 3,904
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 Ninja
23rd May 2017 11:56 AM Go to last post
219 1,148
SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
26th May 2017 06:29 PM Go to last post
1,333 10,863
A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
27th May 2017 11:47 PM Go to last post
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Training and related topic discussions.
by Hartlus
25th May 2017 03:53 PM Go to last post
762 6,405
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 markeez
21st May 2017 04:16 PM Go to last post
239 3,016
The Registrar (Certification Bodies) and Registration Forum is for addressing Registrar and Registration specific issues.
by SteveK
10th May 2017 05:59 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 Simin11
25th May 2017 06:58 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
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The Reading Room (2 Viewing)
Where members can share "stand alone" articles and "white papers" on various subjects allied with Quality and Business Systems and Standards Strategies.
by Ronen E
6th March 2017 11:42 PM Go to last post
155 1,900
Professional Employment and Occupation Related
Questions, discussions and comments about careers and occupations. Resume content and other information can be discussed here as well.
4th May 2017 03:28 PM 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.
by john.b
25th April 2017 01:40 AM Go to last post
145 2,539
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.
by john.b
9th May 2017 06:33 AM Go to last post
29 291
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!
I Say... Full Time Direct Hire: Risk management Leader -...
by tazer
21st April 2017 07:23 AM Go to last post
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Elsmar Cove members offering specific services (such as internal audits and training) and/or consulting.
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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.
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12th May 2017 06:42 PM Go to last post
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