December, 2011 Newsletter Articles

ISO 19011:2011

Dec 1, 2011 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The revised auditing guidance standard, ISO 19011:2011, has broadened its scope from the auditing of quality and environmental management systems to the auditing of any management system. It replaces the ISO 19011:2002 standard that has been the basis for auditor training for nine years. ISO 19011:2011 provides guidance on auditing, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit program, and conducting management system audits. The standard also provides guidance on evaluating the competence of individuals involved in the audit...

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Aerospace Handbook

Dec 1, 2011 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The Supply Chain Management Handbook provides guidance materials to continuously improve On-Time, On-Quality Delivery throughout the entire value stream. Its objective is to help the supply chain improve their quality performance through better understanding of aviation, space, and defense industry quality management system requirements and expectations. The Handbook was initially released in October 2008 and is being updated as changes/improvements are identified and new material is developed by IAQG member company subject matter experts. The...

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Storing Chemicals

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Minimize the injuries or damage caused by reactions of incompatible chemicals by practicing proper storage and handling. Matt Bruns of Pfizer Research recommended in Environmental Ezine that these 7 groups to be used as a guide for safe chemical storage. 1. Water-reactive, pyrophoric, self-reactive – such as lithium aluminum hydride, butyl lithium, potassium cyanide, and sodium azide. Does not include acidic water-reactive chemicals. Store in secure, sealed secondary container in a dry location, e.g., a dry box or desiccator. Isolate...

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IT Trends for 2012

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According to Gartner, a research and analysis firm, the technology that makes up many of the systems in the IT world today is at a critical juncture. In the next five years, everything from mobile devices and applications, to servers and social networking, will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare for now. Gartner offers the following examples as the way the tech world is changing: 30 billion pieces of content were added to Facebook this past month. Worldwide IP traffic will quadruple by 2015. More than 2 billion videos were watched on...

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