September, 2011 Newsletter Articles

Next for ISO 13485

Sep 25, 2011 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Paul Brooks, VP of Healthcare Solutions at BSI Group America, recently sent an ISO 13485 e-Update on the next steps for ISO 13485:2003. Mr. Brooks explained that the International Standards Committee, ISO TC 210 Working Group 1, has the responsibility for the maintenance, review, and updating of ISO 13485:2003 Medical Devices — Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Regulatory Purposes. ISO rules require formal, five-year reviews of standards, but in the case of ISO 13485, it was deferred until 2011, given that the...

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IIE Conference

Sep 25, 2011 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The IIE Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference will be held September 13-14, 2011 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, GA. If you are an ASQ member, you can save $200 off your registration fee. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with practitioners and researchers to share the successes for applying proven tools and methods to increase productivity, efficiency, and profitability. This conference will help you to continue deepening your knowledge of what’s new and what’s next in quality and lean with...

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Information Security

Sep 25, 2011 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Information security risks pose a threat to businesses due to the possibility of financial loss or damage, loss of essential network services, or loss of reputation and customer confidence. Risk management is a key element in preventing online fraud, identity theft, web site damage, and personal data loss. Without a solid risk management framework, organizations expose themselves to many types of cyber threats. The new International Standard, ISO 27005:2011, Information technology – Security techniques – Information security risk...

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Audit Conference

Sep 24, 2011 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The 20th Annual ASQ Audit Division Conference will be held on October 27-28, 2011 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, NV. The theme is, “Place Your Bets on a Conference and Celebration to Remember. Solid Legacy and Influential Future.” The 20th Annual ASQ Audit Conference will be a “celebration” to honor 20 years of establishing an auditing foundation for excellence, with a brilliant outlook for the future. While there is a “solid legacy” for audit performance, the future of the profession is highly...

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