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26 26 Moving CMSC Forward with ...
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80 80 The Calibration of Measur...
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All About Lean
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AS9100 Aerospace Quality Management System
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ISO9000 Quality Management System

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19 101 Controlled Documents
11-16-2016, 05:50 PM
by njoynlf
TS16949

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Production Part Approval Process
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10 34 Data logger calibration
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Quality Management Systems
The Glue that holds it together
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Medical Devices

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Supplier Performance
Issues with getting suppliers to improve. On Time Delivery and 0 PPM are King! Please NO NAMES of suppliers. I'll delete any references to suppliers that give away their names.
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2 5 purchasing requirements
04-15-2016, 10:49 PM
by dsanabria
Key Process Indicators
Lets get a list of everyone's favorite KPI. List it and why you think its the one.
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Start here on your lean journey
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Finding value in your manufacturing stream and where it is not.
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Single Minute Exchange Die
Not just about dies, far from it.
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Visual Factory
From here I can see everything.
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Cell Design
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TPM
Total Productive Maintenance
1 2 Documenting Maintenance
10-04-2016, 05:45 PM
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The Lean Transformation, Strategy
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05-23-2016, 11:26 PM
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A thought provoking ponder.
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Joke of the Day
2 4 Preventive maintenance
03-11-2016, 01:12 PM
by DavidPorter
Should we even have Quality Manuals?
Some maintain the QM is redundant and really just a audit finding bait, when the Level II don't match perfectly the Level I. And they maintain the QM is really the procedures and that the QM is not needed. What do you think? Why have a QM at all? Does anyone besides you and the auditor ever read it?
1 17 No
03-15-2016, 04:07 PM
by Quintus Abbott III
Is Your QMS a Reporting Function or an Operating System?
Does you company live and breath the ISO/AS as a way of doing business or is it merely a reporting tool for keeping track of stuff the auditors want to see?
1 3 Both !
07-27-2015, 04:17 PM
by Kevowatts
RCA---management is root cause
Kevowatts most excellent post is the ponder or rant of the day. We've all been there.
1 6 Does root cause always en...
10-08-2015, 10:40 PM
by kronos147
Quality Assurance vs Lean vs Six Sigma
How do these various disciplines play and interact with each other?
1 5 Its my way or the highway
08-01-2015, 06:08 AM
by Julie O
Why is your favorite Key Process Indicator?
What one and only one number tells you more how your business is doing than any other number?
3 3 Favorite KPI? All of the...
12-21-2015, 09:06 PM
by darkopsghost
Does Lean and Quality Conflict?
Are you butting heads with the Lean Gurus or are they your best allies?
1 4 Best Buds
02-12-2016, 10:51 PM
by AJ-Quality
ISO9000:2015 Are You Going To Renumber Your QMS?
Your paragraph numbers are not going to line up with the 2015 release. Given the 2015 release is now actually supposed to line up with product flow are you going to renumber your QMS or just put in a look up table?
1 8 I would not
08-21-2015, 01:57 PM
by R.GALLAGHER
QA Needed for Country's Economic Development?
The Zimbabwe Institute of Management thinks so.
1 1 The competiveness of an o...
08-28-2015, 08:43 PM
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Quote of the Day
Good even for Tom Peters
2 9 Prancing Sweater Guy
02-29-2016, 05:27 PM
by admin
Should auditors act as consultants?
Little is more annoying then getting handed a finding and the auditor won't give you a clue how to fix it. Should the auditor be able to discuss possible ways of compliance? Heck, we are paying them good money!
2 12 Yes
08-11-2015, 10:47 AM
by dsanabria
Favorite Quality Tool?
What's your favorite go to tool?
2 9 PFMEA and Control Plan
02-12-2016, 11:02 PM
by AJ-Quality
9100 Series 2016 Revision Overview
Where 9100 is heading. They changed the Paragraph Numbering! It's Plan Do Check Act Time!
1 2 New Clause Structure - Pl...
07-23-2015, 12:59 PM
by QualityGuy

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Daily Items that are interesting in the World of Quality Assurance
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ISO14001:2015 Approved
1 1 Approved
09-04-2015, 07:44 PM
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Harmonization of ISO / AS Terms: The ANNEX SL
Adoption of common terms across the standards.
1 1 The New Annex SL Platform
07-23-2015, 09:20 PM
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ISO9001: 2015
ISO 9001 is being revised with the new standard, ISO 9001:2015 due to be published in September 2015. Those businesses currently registered to ISO 9001:2008 will then have 3 years to make the transition.
3 13 ISO 9001:2015 Interested ...
03-16-2016, 06:53 PM
by Quintus Abbott III
ANAB Offers First IFS Food Store Inspection Accreditation in Americas
Hey if the whole ISO/AS gig doesn't out, there is still food.
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07-27-2015, 10:51 PM
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The FMEA: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
A brief overview of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, with an example and explanation. Youtube. Can and should be used on processes.
4 5 Failure Mode, Effects and...
10-06-2016, 11:08 AM
by North Star
Boeing Assembly Line
This is how it's done. Love to watch the loading of the seats.
1 2 Watch a Boeing 737 being ...
07-29-2015, 09:26 AM
by Candi1024
ISO9001: 2015 vs 2008 Paragraphs
ISO9001:2015 has 10 paragraphs.
1 5 Comments? Is this an impr...
10-08-2015, 11:07 PM
by kronos147
What is your favorite Quality Assurance Book?
Juran, Deming (My copy is a 1st Edition!), Tom Peters (the prancing sweater guy)
1 2 Deming
08-21-2015, 12:56 PM
by PDCA-91215
How Does IKEA’s Inventory Management Supply Chain Strategy Really Work?
A fascinating look at IKEA, it's not just inventory management.

Each IKEA store is huge and holds more than 9,500 products! How in the world does IKEA offer so much at such a low price while always being able to keep items in stock? By Clara Lu....it's that vision thingee http://www.supplychain247.com/article/how_does_ikeas_inventory_management_supply_chain_strategy_work
1 1 Love it.
08-15-2015, 02:57 PM
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Really Good ISO9000 2008 to 2015 Resource
From the guys who bring you ISO9000 a very good resource page on transitioning.
1 1 2008 to 2015 Resource Pag...
08-18-2015, 01:21 AM
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Emotionally Supportive Work Environment
The New ISO9000 talks about a kinder and gentler workplace.
1 2 stress-reducing, burnout ...
08-24-2015, 04:04 PM
by hogheavenfarm
Standard for Protecting Public Spaces
There's a standard for everything.
1 1 Bomb resistant trash cans...
08-28-2015, 08:31 PM
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Tattoo my barcode on my forehead
Papers please.
1 1 New way to track who perf...
09-02-2015, 08:35 PM
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Root Cause and Corrective Action
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