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Plexus International provides comprehensive training, consulting, and software application services for global manufacturing supply chain organizations looking for sustainable and transformative solutions to empower their organization today and beyond.

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Plexus provides management system, quality, and product development process improvement training for the global manufactuiring supply chain.

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Contact a Plexus representative with questions or to find the right solution for your organization.

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Automotive

Explore IATF 16949, AIAG Core Tools, ISO 14001 Environmental Management solutions and more for automotive organzations.

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Brazil Mr. Paulo Sérgio Giusti Rua Arizona, 1422 - 9th fl - Brooklin São Paulo - SP 04567-003 Brazil Phone: 55-11-3528-2222 Email: psgiusti@iaction-plexus.com.br ……
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Blog posts from the Plexus Team designed to provide the most interesting and up to date expert knowledge and insights from within the global quality management industry.

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Quality Management System Improvement: The Product-First Audit Approach

Auditing quality management systems (QMS) using a product-first approach leads to better improvement of the qms and better results.

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Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: ISO 45001 vs OHSAS 18001

Learn about the differences between ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001 health and safety management systems.

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Browse Training

Browse in-person or online training provided by Plexus International. Customized training programs designed and developed for the global manufacturing supply chain.

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AIAG IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor

Internationally accredited, 3-day training workshop designed for new or experienced internal auditors in need of refresher training.

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Training Partnership

Explore online or instructor-led training opportunities for implementation teams, auditors, top management and more.

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AIAG Announces Global Rollout of AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook and Training

The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook and related training is scheduled for global release in Q2 2019. It harmonizes AIAG and VDA FMEA methodologies, aligning OEM requirements, including new severity, occurrence and detection criteria within the ranking tables.

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Carrying Out the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle: Guidance and Tools for Continual Management System Improvement

The PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle is an iterative process bringing management systems closer to the desired result each time the cycle is completed.

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Management Systems Audit Tools

As a general best practice, an auditor should prepare work documents, or tools, to help plan and guide a process-based audit. An acceptable audit tool used correctly will streamline the audit process, focusing on performance and only the value added factors.

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7 Things to Consider Before Implementing a New Management System

Before implementing a new management system within your organization, there are important things to take into consideration. Here is a 7-step recommended action plan for any organization seeking certification to a new standard.

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Aviation Space & Defense

Explore training and consulting services for AS9100, AS9110, AS9120, AS9145 (APQP & PPAP), and more for aerospace industry organizations.

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Best Practice Guidance: Auditor Questioning Techniques With Emphasis on IATF 16949:2016 and the Automotive Industry Perspective

Best Practice Guidance: Auditor Questioning Techniques With Emphasis on IATF 16949:2016 and the Automotive Industry Perspective An auditor’s questions have the p……
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AS9100D: Requirements for Documented Information

The term “documented information” was introduced to replace “document, documented procedures and records needed”; however, it’s still important to distinguish between documents and records, which are very important in the aviation, space and defense industry.

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What is Risk-Based Thinking?

What is risk-based thinking? The idea of risk has always been evident in AS9100 by requiring organizations to plan and manage their business to avoid potential non-conformity, analyze the non-conformity that occurs, and take action to prevent recurrence of that non-conformity.

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Software & Application Development

Plexus designs and deploys full-service, custom solutions to support global initiatives with web-based applications and technologies that transform the way industry professionals work, learn, and are assessed.

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Implementing and Maintaining a Quality Management System: 5 Key Benefits of a Healthy QMS

Regardless of the industry you operate in, whether you provide products or services, or the size of your organization, it's critical to establish, and continually improve, a quality management system (QMS) that aligns with your business strategy.

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AS9100D Gap Analysis Tool

Identify areas of your AS9100D Quality Management System that need improvement to meet the standard requirements using a free Gap Analysis Tool.

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ISO 45001 Gap Analysis Tool

Download the ISO 45001:2018 Gap Analysis Tool to identify areas to improve your current health and safety management system, assess the level of complexity in making the necessary adjustments, and develop an implementation plan to meet the standard requirements.

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APQP & PPAP Key Terms & Definitions for Aerospace Organizations

Download a reference guide for APQP & PPAP key terms and definitions for Aerospace organizations. These terms can be found in the AS9145 standard, which is increasingly becoming adopted within the aerospace manufacturing industry.

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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Gap Analysis Tool

Run a health check on your current QMS using the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Gap Analysis Tool, and identify neccessary adjustments to make to meet the standard.

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Occupational Health & Safety

Explore training and consulting opportunities, tools, resources and more for ISO 45001:2018 implementation, auditing and management.

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Testing & Calibration Laboratories

Explore training and consulting opportunities for the implementation and management of ISO/IEC 17025.

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AIAG Core Tools

Explore training, consulting, and more for the AIAG Core Tools, including APQP & PPAP, AIAG & VDA FMEA, MSA & SPC and AS9145 for Aerospace organizations.

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Environmental Management

Translate compliance with ISO 14001 into real-world performance improvement. Learn to Implement the EMS and integrate with your existing systems.

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Quality Management Systems

Explore training, consulting, and resources for Quality Management Systems implementation and integration of IATF 16949, AS9100, 9110, 9120, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and more.

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Plexus Learning Model

The Plexus Learning Model It is not enough for students to know the content; they must be able to demonstrate, apply, and explain what they have learned– they must regularly lev……
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Medical Devices

ISO 13485 Medical Device Quality Management System training, consulting and resources for implementation, management system integration, auditing and continual improvement.

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Consulting & Coaching

Implementing sustainable solutions to build your organization's internal capacity to manage and to continually improve long after we've completed our services.

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Integrated Qualification Solutions

Sustainable solutions to help your organization maximize learning opportunities, improve global consistency and reduce cost.

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Our Work

We work with manufacturing supply chain organizations, from industry leaders to small suppliers, providing training, consulting, assessment and software solutions that support management system implementation and integration, product development process improvement, and more.

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Essentials for Transitioning to IATF 16949:2016 eLearning

This online training examines the key changes from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. This course is designed for experienced implementation team members, lead auditors, supplier auditors, internal auditors, audit team leaders and program managers.

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Transitioning to ISO 19011:2018 with Emphasis on the Automotive Industry Perspective

This one-day transition training workshop highlights key changes between the previous ISO 19011:2011 version and the current ISO 19011:2018 version.

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AIAG IATF 16949:2016 Understanding

In this 2-day training, develop a complete appreciation for ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016, including the process approach, risk-based thinking, and an understanding of how it is necessary and valuable to your overall business management system.

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AIAG IATF 16949:2016 Executive Understanding

Highly interactive, 1-day course providing an understanding of the key management requirements in ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016.

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Exemplar Global Certified ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Training for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

This five-day course is designed to provide audit team members and team leaders with the knowledge and skills to interpret and audit occupational OH&S management system requirements based on the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 19011:2018.

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