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Manufacturing, Service, and Business Systems Processes Manufacturing, services, processes, materials and related Business Systems Process aspect discussions.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Engineering

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Engineering related discussions
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Lean in Manufacturing and Service Industries

Lean Manufacturing, including Lean in Service Industry discussions.
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Manufacturing and Related Processes

Specific manufacturing process(es) & systems, materials, and related discussions.
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Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams

Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagram Discussions and Examples
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Reliability Analysis - Predictions, Testing and Standards

Reliability Analysis discussions, including Reliability Predictions, Reliability Testing and Reliability Standards, including Dependability.
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Service Industry Specific Topics

Service Industry specific and related discussions.
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National and International Business System Standards

Business Continuity & Resiliency Planning (BCRP)

Business continuity planning (BCP) identifies an organization's exposure to internal and external threats and provides for effective prevention and recovery for the organization.
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CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme

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.
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Environmental Related Standards

Environmental related specifications and standards including ISO 14001 and the ISO 14000 Series of documents.
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Food Safety - ISO 22000, HACCP (21 CFR 120)

All topics connected to Food management systems to include ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other related food safety systems.
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Hospitals, Clinics & other Health Care Providers

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.
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ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards

ISO 900x Quality Management Systems related discussions.
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IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard

In 2000, TS 16949 evolved from QS-9000. In 2016 it became IATF 16949 (an automotive sector specific "standard").
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IT (Information Technology) Service Management

IEC 20000 is the first international standard for IT Service Management. It is based on, and intended to supersede, BS 15000.
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TL 9000 Telecommunications Standard and QuEST

TL 9000 is a two book standard created by QuEST (Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications) Forum based on ISO 9001.
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IEC 27001 - Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

IEC 27001 is part of a growing family of IEC Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards.
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Occupational Health & Safety Management Standards

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...)
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Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations

Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations discussions including API (American Petroleum Institute) documents such as API Q1.
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RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances

RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and other Related Restricted Substances International Regulation discussion topics
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Supply Chain Security Management Systems

The ISO PAS 28001 addresses potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, thus targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy.
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Sustainability, Green Initiatives and Ecology

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.
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VDA Standards - Germany's Automotive Standards

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.
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Other ISO and International Standards and European Regulations

Please use this forum for questions about other ISO standards, various International standards, European Regulations and related discussions and issues.
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Various Other Specifications, Standards, and related Requirements

ANSI, ASTM, US DoD and Mil-Standards such as MIL-STD-810, etc., Process tests and related 'standards', specifications and such.
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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.

Medical Device Related Standards

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.
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Other Medical Device and Orthopedic Related Topics

Other various Medical Device and Orthopedic related discussions.
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Medical Information Technology, Medical Software and Health Informatics

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.
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Common Quality Assurance Processes and Tools

Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations Listed Alphabetically

For discussion of Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations
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APQP and PPAP

Discussions related to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
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Auditing Quality and Environmental Management Systems

Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing, including Internal Audit and Process Audit sub-forums
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Benchmarking

Benchmarking Methods and Related General Discussions.
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Capability, Accuracy and Stability - Processes, Machines, etc.

Capability and Stability related discussions - Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, Mp, Mpk (et al).
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Consultants and Consulting

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.
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Contract Review Process

Contract Review Process Discussions and Information
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Customer Complaints

Dealing with Customer complaints/concerns.
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Customer and Company Specific Requirements

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!
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Design and Development of Products and Processes

Process and Product Design and Development discussion discussions. Design Verification and Validation included.
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Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates

Documentation Systems (Document Control), including Procedures, Forms, and Templates.
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FMEA and Control Plans

Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Control Plan discussions.
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General Metrology, Measurement Device, Calibration and Test Laboratories

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.

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Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics

Please use this forum to discuss Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics.
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Management Review Meetings and related Processes

Management Review related Discussions and Information.
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Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics

Various other quality assurance and business systems related topics like Cost of Quality and other focused topics. Topics outside Quality and Environmental are allowed.
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Nonconformance and Corrective Action

Significant Systems, including 8-D / 7-D, etc. Can you proveEffectiveness (for example) of a Corrective Action?
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Philosophy, Gurus, Innovation and Evolution

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.
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Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement

What is a Corrective Action vs. a Preventive Action?
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Risk Management Principles and Generic Guidelines

Principles and generic guidelines on Risk Management.
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Problem Solving, Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis

Problem Solving, 5s Problem Solving, 5 Whys - Root Cause Fault and Failure Analysis discussions.
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Quality Management System (QMS) Manuals

Quality Manual Development and Quality Systems Manual related Discussions.
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Quality Manager and Management Related Issues

Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Management Issues/questions
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Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis

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.
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Records and Data - Quality, Legal and Other Evidence

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?
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Six Sigma

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.
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Software Quality Assurance

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.
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Statistical Analysis Tools, Techniques and SPC

SPC (Statistical Process Control) and all of the various Statistical Analysis tools and techniques!
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Supplier Quality Assurance and other Supplier Issues

A focused forum on Supplier Quality Assurance and related Supplier (aka Vendor) issues as requested.
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Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning

Training and related topic discussions.
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Information Resources - Files - Papers - Articles - Etc. This forum contains various information resources.

Book, Video, Blog and Web Site Reviews and Recommendations

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.
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General Information Resources

Various Uploaded Data and other Information Files
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Imported Legacy Blogs

Legacy Blogs imported from the old vBulletin "Blog" mod.
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The Reading Room

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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Professional Employment and Occupation Related

Career and Occupation Discussions

Questions, discussions and comments about careers and occupations. Resume content and other information can be discussed here as well.
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Travel - Hotels, Motels, Planes and Trains

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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Immigration and Expatriate Topics

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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Job Openings, Consulting and Employment Opportunities

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!
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Paid Consulting, Training and Services

Elsmar Cove members offering specific services (such as internal audits and training) and/or consulting.
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Professional Certifications and Degrees

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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Elsmar Cove Forum Essentials

Elsmar Cove Forum ToS and Forum Policies

Elsmar Cove Forum ToS (Terms of Service) and Policies are documented here.
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Elsmar Xenforo Forum Software Instructions and Help

Elsmar Xenforo software Instructions and Help Listed Alphabetically
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