November, 2012 Newsletter Articles

DFMEA, PFMEA, and MFMEA

Nov 1, 2012 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an analytical method used to ensure potential problems are considered and addressed throughout the product and process development process. Failure Modes are the ways in which something might fail. The failures are actual or potential errors or defects, especially those affecting the customer. Effects Analysis refers to studying the consequences or effects of those failures. Using FMEA, failures are prioritized by the: Seriousness of their consequences Frequency of their occurrence Likelihood of...

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More on ISO 9001:2015

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This article includes the clause structure and common text planned for new and revised management system standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Annex SL, Appendix 3, of ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1, “Consolidated ISO Supplement – Procedures specific to ISO”, proposes the high-level structure, identical core text, and common terms and core definitions for use in management systems standards. The aim of the document is to align all management system “requirements” standards and enhance their compatibility. It is...

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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor in Atlanta

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Larry Whittington will be the instructor for a 4-day ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor class in Atlanta on December 17-20, 2012. Students at his last class had this to say: Larry has an expert command of ISO 9001 and is interesting to learn from. He was fantastic. I wish all courses were taught in his manner and style. The instructor is very knowledgeable and presented course material in a very effective way. Larry made a class with boring material interesting and keep me engaged. Larry is a consummate professional. His knowledge and ability to...

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Market-Proof Your KPIs

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Leading organizations rely on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to make critical decisions and gain competitive advantage. In response to changing business conditions, organizations often become distracted and lose focus on the KPIs that are central to their business. To achieve peak performance, executives must rethink how to use KPIs to drive crucial insights — no matter what the market demands. Organizations begin with the best of intentions by creating new performance metrics to measure and assess impact. However, unintended...

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