Communicate Directly With TL 9000 Experts! BIZPHYX is a leading TL 9000 quality management consulting firm. As QuEST Forum TL 9000 Master Trainers and Experts, we assist organizations with TL 9000 (the telecom quality standard), ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 training, consulting and implementation. Our support desk provides complimentary education and current news regarding these standards. BIZPHYX has a 100% client certification rate.
Earlier this year, British Telecom (BT) recognized ADVA Optical Networking for their advancements in sustainability and for winning BT’s 2014 Better Future Supplier Forum (BFSF) Game Changing Challenge. ADVA Optical Networking is a member colleague in QuEST Forum and a major BT network equipment supplier. As a result, their collaboration challenge produced a great sustainability case study. Click the image below to link to the case study at our Knowledge Center.
ADVA Optical Networking Sustainability Case Study
Among some of the benchmarks detailed in the case study are:
A 300% return on investment
Reduces BT engineer travel time by 13,000 hours per year
Reduces BT engineer travel distance by more than 300,000 miles
Helps cut 750 metric tons of carbon a year from the supply chain
BIZPHYX is pleased to announce that their client Great Plains Communications has become the first Tier III Service Provider in the nation to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification and TL 9000 -V R5.5/5.0 certification, under the product category 7.3.2 for Network Operations Centers.
Even if you’re not a subscriber, you can now access the Q2 edition of our quality publication THE STANDARD here on our blog by clicking the image below. You can access archives of all previous editions on the BIZPHYX website.
In this June edition, you will find a link to a great ISO 9001 podcast interview with Konsultek, update news on a variety of ISO standards, several additions to our Knowledge Center, such as the 2015 ASQ Future Quality Report and much more!
This year, we’ve re-branded THE STANDARD, “The Year of Quality” in anticipation of the impending changes to many of the ISO standards with the September release of ISO 9001:2015.
For your own copy of THE STANDARD, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary copy. We publish this newsletter 3 times per year.
Scott Vowels, Head of Supplier Diversity For Apple, inc.
Scott Vowels is recognized as a leading expert in the field of Supplier Diversity and is a frequent speaker and panelist on industry issues. He is widely known within the supplier diversity network for successfully leading both the Northern California and Alabama Minority Supplier Development Councils to national prominence as President & CEO. He holds Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Economics.
Scott is also a former professional tennis player and a published author. His latest book, Don’t Be Afraid to Call the Baby Uglyreached #1 on Amazon in both the Supplier Diversity and Minority Business categories. You can follow Scott on Twitter> .
The Small Business Luncheon will feature guest speaker, Joanna Bloor, Vice President of Advertising Operations at Pandora Radio. With nearly two decades of experience, Joanna Bloor is a veteran of the media space. Her experience encompasses Sales, Sales Management, Operations and Advertising Technology. She is also the Strategic Lead & HiPower Director for LWT (Leading Women In Technology), a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses.
In addition to the keynote and luncheon presentations, the Service Provider Panel will feature speakers from ICT industry leaders such as AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Great Plains Communications. As always, the workshop provides exceptional networking opportunities with executives from Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and many more.
BIZPHYX President and CEO, Sue Clancy leads the Small Business Group as Chairman. ICT Small Business is thriving and this year’s workshop will be among the best Small Business Workshops ever presented.
This blast from the past is a group photo that was taken of the AT&T Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum. It’s an alumni photo of sorts, as the 2-year program (which concluded several years ago), brings back fond memories of collaboration and sharing best practices on future trends in ICT and telecommunications.
Featured in this photo in the back row (third from the left) is BIZPHYX President and CEO, Sue Clancy standing next to Cathy Martine (second from the left). Cathy Martine who led this initiative, is President of AT&T Enterprise Business Solutions. Also featured in the front row (second from the right) is our colleague in QuEST Forum, Betty Manetta who is President and CEO of Argent Associates, Inc.
Miss you ladies and let’s keep driving innovation in the ICT industry!
For more information on implementing ICT quality, sustainability, IT security and e-recycling standards such TL 9000, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and R2/RIOS, contact email@example.com.
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| Reply Tags: Cable industry, Comcast, Energy 2020, SCTE, Society For Cable Telecommunications Engineers
Energy efficiency, like other important C-suite topics (sustainability, CSR, supply chain risk and IT security), is an imperative for the entire ICT industry. Many individual companies within the ICT space are looking to improve energy efficiency in their own way. Some work to achieve this through the implementation of specific corporate goals and objectives through ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certifications.
Like QuEST Forum, many other ICT professional member groups are also tackling this issue at the organizational level to include standards and best practices.
Energy 2020brings together cable operator and vendor expertise to create alignment on standards and operational practices, to drive design and implementation of equipment, and to create SCTE training resources that will enable workforce teams to optimize technology for maximum efficiency.
The program mission is to envision what energy will look like in cable in 2020 and to improve energy management. Watch this video announcement from the 2014 SCTE Expo. You can also watch an in depth program presentation video here on the SCTE website.
By targeting maximum customer up-time and enabling capacity growth via successful organizational, customer and environmental energy solutions, the program goals include:
– Reduce Power Consumption by 20% on a Unit Basis
– Energy Cost Reduction by 25% on a Unit Basis
– Reduce Grid Dependency by 10%
– Optimize Technical Facilities & Datacenter Footprints by 20%
Energy 2020 Initiatives:
Organizationally, SCTE has identified 9 primary initiatives across five categories: Facilities, Plant, Operations, Technology, and Marketing/Regulatory. The standards program is being led by industry giants such as Cox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, SuddenLink, Bright House Networks and Rogers.
Since its launch, Energy 2020 is gaining serious traction. In January of 2015, Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Liberty Global joined the program’s leadership as Co-Chair, alongside John Shanz, Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer of Comcast Cable.
Just a few weeks ago, Dave Fellows, Co-Founder and Chief Technology officer of Layer3 TV joined the leadership team of the Energy 2020 program as Chief Scientist. His goal will be to accelerate the cable industry’s strategic approach to energy resource management. You can read the press release here >.
We think it’s important to recognize other member organizations who strive to improve energy efficiency and drive sustainable business practices across the ICT supply chain. Cudos to the SCTE!
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE operates globally via its International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) brand. Visit SCTE online at http://www.scte.org.
For more information on the ICT and telecom quality standard TL 9000, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you may be aware, ISO standards come up for revision every five years. ISO 9001: 2015 is currently set to release at the end of 2015 and that revision’s framework will impact many other related standards. ISO 31000 and its accompanying Guide 73 on risk management terminology, are no exception.
The working group responsible for developing core risk management standards convened in Paris, France from March 3-9, under the auspices of AFNOR to discuss the necessary changes to be made to the standard. Why?
Reducing, anticipating and managing risk are all part of the daily grind for organizations that have integrated risk management into their business strategy.
That’s why many organizations turn to ISO 31000 on risk management to support their management objectives. Risk-based thinking and risk management are C-suite imperatives. It’s also no surprise that the latest revision of ISO 9001: 2015 is centered around risk-based thinking. Risk-based thinkingbuilds the concept of risk into the whole management system and makes preventive action part of the routine.