June, 2017 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015 Classes in Orlando, Florida

Jun 1, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on ISO 9001:2015 Classes in Orlando, Florida

Larry Whittington will be the instructor for these ISO 9001:2015 classes in Orlando, Florida: ISO 9001:2015 Requirements  June 5-6, 2017 – Confirmed September 18-19, 2017 ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor June 5-7, 2017 – Confirmed September 18-20, 2017 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor June 5-8, 2017 – Confirmed September 18-21, 2017 Click on one of the course titles above to view its course description and enroll in a class. If you have questions about the training, or the registration process, please call...

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Technologies Impacting Supply Chain

Jun 1, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Technologies Impacting Supply Chain

A recent article posted at the Material Handling & Logistics website said that if your company wants to ensure its long-term survival, it had better take a close look at these technologies: drones, driverless vehicles, 3-D printing, wearable technology, and robotics. Of these technologies, the Global Supply Chain Institute thinks that Robotics will be the greatest potential disrupter over the next five years. The Institute stated that robots have been around for more than 50 years, but they have become dramatically more dynamic in the last...

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Sustainable Procurement

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ISO 20400:2017, Sustainable procurement – Guidance, provides guidance to organizations, independent of their activity or size, on integrating sustainability within procurement, as described in ISO 26000:2010, Guidance on social responsibility. It is intended for stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, procurement decisions and processes . Procurement is a powerful instrument for organizations wishing to behave in a responsible way and contribute to sustainable development. By integrating sustainability in procurement policies and...

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New MDR and IVDR Regulations

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The new European Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The transition period for manufacturers selling medical devices into Europe began on May 25, 2017. Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) – 2017/745 The MDR, which replaces the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC) and Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (90/385/EEC), has a transition period of three years. Manufacturers have until May 2020 to update their technical...

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Gap Analysis Checklists

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Larry Whittington has developed ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 checklists for the purpose of conducting a gap analysis of your current system against the new and changed requirements of the new standards. ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist The 27 page ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist contains 313 questions for organizations new to ISO 9001, and 119 delta questions for ISO 9001:2008 certified organizations. To read a description of the ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist, and see a sample page, go to this web page. You can buy the...

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