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Sensors Transforming Manufacturing
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Sensors Transforming Manufacturing Towards Industry 4.0

Sensors are transforming manufacturing and moving us toward what is being called Industry 4.0.  Today’s sensors provide cost effective solutions to measurement and monitoring requirements.   What is 4.0? Industry 4.0 builds on the computer revolution of Industry 3.0 by combining intelligent devices by way of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of

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manufacturing technology and quality management
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Manufacturing Technology and Quality Management

The Only Constant is Change in Manufacturing Advances in manufacturing technology is affecting quality management strategies.  Companies are reassessing their manufacturing requirements, and many are reshoring to the United States.  According to studies conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, the United States could boost annual manufacturing  as much as 20% by 2025.   To accomplish this,

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Electronics Supply Chain Challenges
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Electronics Supply Chain Challenges for U.S. Companies

Supply Chain Challenges in a Changing Global Market COVID-19 has introduced additional electronics supply chain challenges.  This is especially the case for the electronics industry.  As a result companies will have to: Reconsider product designs.  Develop new procurement strategies. Provide effective risk management for data security. Further guard against counterfeit parts. Electronic products require a

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quality and human factors
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Quality and Human Factors in Consumer Products

Manufacturers of consumer products should incorporate human factors into their Quality Management Systems (QMS).  Because human factors are directly connected to product safety, it is important that it be considered in all phases of product development and life cycle.  The Division of Human Factors, U.S. Consumer Product Safety and Health Canada’s Consumer and Hazardous Products

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Effective Quality Management Documentation

Creating Effective Quality Management Documentation Effective Quality Management Documentation is the backbone of a ISO 9001:2015 quality program.  The documentation created therefore should be clear, concise, and targeted for its intended audience.   Documents serve to explain and instruct all stakeholders on policies, procedures, and work instructions.  They also provide the basis for evaluation for continuous

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Continuous Improvement and Organizational Development
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Continuous Improvement and Organizational Development

What is Continuous Improvement? Continuous Improvement and Organizational Development are valuable tools in a Quality Management System (QMS).  For improvement to occur it is essential that each important process in an organization be identified and analyzed.  Once identified and documented, these processes can be regularly reviewed to access effectiveness by applying improvement based on metrics. 

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Effective Quality Management Systems
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Effective Quality Management Systems Implementation

Creating Effective Quality Management Systems. Effective Quality Management Systems (QMS) are the products of proper implementation.  For ISO 9001:2015, that implementation is dependent on a detailed assessment of what processes are required for by the context of the organization.  That assessment can also provide guidance for requirements of  the management team that needs to be

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collaboration and quality management
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Collaboration and Quality Management, Working Together

  Collaboration and Quality Management Collaboration and Quality Management are concepts that should come to mind together.  It can, however, be difficult to institute collaboration in a manufacturing or service process.  There are challenges involved in bringing all stake holders to the table and engaging them in continuing cooperation. Working Between Departments Interdepartmental differences in

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Implementation of ISO 13485:2016
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Implementation of ISO 13485:2016 and CAPA

Proper Implementation of ISO 13485:2016 is Essential Implementation of ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management System (QMS) is a requirement for manufacturers of products used for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of medical conditions in the U.S. market.  This requirement is established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  To ensure compliance, the FDA conducts inspections of

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public sector quality management
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Public Sector Quality Management

Public Sector Quality Management Applications There have been numerous attempts at implementing public sector Quality Management Systems (QMS) in the past decades.  These attempts have had mixed results due to a number of factors.  Many programs at the federal level, such as those incorporated by the Department of Defense (DOD) in the 1970’s, have been

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product packaging evaluation
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Product Packaging Evaluation for Durability

The Need for Adequate Product Packaging Evaluation Product packaging evaluation is essential for a product’s success.  Excellent design and proper manufacture mean little if the product delivered to the customer is damaged.  Assessing packaging requirements requires an understanding of the product to be shipped fragility and a knowledge of the nature of transportation and storage

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ISMS System
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ISMS System – 27k1 Ltd appoint CVG Strategy LLC

17th February 2020 – Company Announcement       27k1 Ltd Appoint CVG Strategy LLC as First, US Reseller of 27k1 ISMS System According to the latest ISO 2018 Survey, demand for ISO/IEC 27001 certification in the US has increased by 37% since 2017. Given this growth trajectory and recognizing that ISO 27001 is the

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service industry quality management
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Service Industry Quality Management

Why Have a Quality Management System for Service Industry Businesses? At first glance a Quality Management System (QMS) might appear inappropriate for service industry businesses.  There would appear to be a lack of metrics to serve as inputs, as a large portion of the product is not physical.  Customer satisfaction however is a very tangible

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iso 9001 audits
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ISO 9001 Certification Audits and Your Company

ISO 9001 Certification Audits Once an ISO 9001 program is in place, a company will face audits as part of the certification process.  These audits ensure that the company’s program is in compliance with the requirements of the standard.  This may seem like a process that would likely cause a great deal of stress, but

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implementing iso 9001 2005
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Implementing ISO 9001:2015 Around Your Organization

Implementing ISO 9001:2015 as a Powerful Tool ISO 9001: 2015 is a powerful tool for quality management but care must be taken in its implementation to ensure that your company’s vision remains.  Any tool is only as beneficial if it is used properly.  To be certain, any Quality Management System (QMS) requires processes.  While these

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