October, 2007 Newsletter Articles

Free Online EMS 101

Oct 8, 2007 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) web site has an online EMS 101 course that provides an overview of an Environmental Management System. The course also covers how an EMS program can support environmental improvements at facilities that are subject to environmental regulations. The free course takes about one hour to complete. In addition, the course describes the EPA’s involvement in supporting EMS efforts at facilities regulated under a number of environmental statutes, e.g., the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act...

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IWA 2:2007 – Use of ISO 9001 in Education

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An International Workshop Agreement (IWA) is an ISO document produced through workshop meetings and not through the technical committee process. An IWA provides guidance and is not intended for use in contracts for conformity assessment or for certification. IWA 2 was first published in 2003. The second edition, IWA 2:2007, Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001:2000 in Education, is now available. IWA 2 provides guidance for a quality management system in an educational organization. It does not add to,...

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Operational Excellence Online LIVE!

Oct 8, 2007 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Industry Week is hosting a free 12-session, 2-day online conference on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11. The one-hour sessions start at 11:00 AM EDT and complete by 5:00 PM EDT each day. The sessions on October 10 are: Manufacturing Execution: Best Practices for Streamlining Global Operations Improving Operational Availability to Achieve Lean Manufacturing Goals The Benefits of Wireless Technology for the Factory Floor Enabling Lean Success through Leadership and Culture From Plant Floor to Corner Office: Facilitating...

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ISO 9001:2000, Clause 7.1 and Quality Plans

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The words “plan”, “planned”, and “planning” are used more than 30 times in the requirement clauses of the ISO 9001:2000 standard. A plan is simply a method you develop before doing something so you are more likely to have a successful result. The term “quality plan” is only used once in the standard, in a Note associated with clause 7.1, Planning of Product Realization. The Note refers to a quality plan as a document specifying the processes of the quality management system, as well as, the...

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