TIA Launches “Enhance and Improve Your Supply Chain with TL 9000” Webinar Series

Experts from Fujitsu, the National Quality Assurance, TL 9000, Cisco Systems, AT&T, and TIA will discuss how TL 9000 can improve efficiencies and lower cost for businesses

Arlington, VA (April 24, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced a new webinar series for supply chain managers and professionals focused on how the TL 9000 standard can improve predictability and lower an organization’s risk in their supply chain.

Initially developed as an extension of the ISO: 9001 standard, TL 9000 has become a cornerstone of Information Communication Technology (ICT) supply chain quality management. The new webinar series will serve as a comprehensive introduction to TL 9000, it’s requirements and measurements, and how to apply it to supply chains for results from deficit reduction to improving efficiencies and lowering costs.

 The four series webinar will begin on Tuesday, April 30th and continue weekly at 1 PM EST for the next three Tuesdays. Each webinar will be followed by a Q&A with an industry expert. Those interested in attending can register online for more information. This series is free and open to the public.

Register online for more information on how to attend TIA’s “Enhance and Improve Your Supply Chain with TL 9000” webinar: https://tiaonline.org/event/bpc-webinar-tl-9000-overview-certification/


Webinar #1:

TL 9000 Overview & Certification

April 30, 2019 // 1:00 PM EST

Presented by: Ashok Dandekar, Fujitsu & Rick Hill, NQA

This webinar will provide an overview of TIA’s Business Performance Community and its products with an emphasis on the TL 9000 Quality Management System. It will also present a primer on how to get certified to the TL 9000 standard and the associated effort and cost.


Webinar #2:

TL 9000 Requirements
May 7, 2019 // 1:00 PM EST

Presented by: Sheronda Jeffries, Cisco Systems

This webinar will provide an overview of the TL 9000 requirements framework, its basic concepts, and what TL provides over the ISO 9001 quality standard while expounding specifically upon supply chain related requirements.


Webinar #3:

TL 9000 Measurements

May 14, 2019 // 1:00 PM EST

Presented by: Tom Yohe, TL 9000

This webinar provides an overview of TL 9000 measurements, definition, computation, and product categories. It will also provide a high-level view of the TL 9000 Measurements Repository System.


Webinar #4:

TL 9000 – How to Use Measurements & Testimonials

May 21, 2019 // 1:00 PM EST

Presented by: John Wronka, TL 9000; Beth Ford, AT&T; Ken Koffman, TIA

This webinar provides insights into how TL 9000 measurements can be used by organizations to benchmark their performance against competition and how to manage their supply chains. It will also present testimonials from several organizations who have successfully implemented TL 9000 and how they have benefitted from it.


About TL 9000

Developed in 1998 to meet the supply chain quality requirements of the worldwide communications industry, TL 9000 is a quality management system built on ISO 9001 and the eight quality principles but designed specifically for the communications industry. The purpose of TL 9000 is to define the unique communications quality system requirements for design, development, production, delivery, and service. In addition, it specifies measurements for companies to help evaluate the effectiveness of quality implementation and improvement programs. TL 9000 provides value and benefits across the total spectrum of disciplines (Buyers, Suppliers, Service Providers) by providing a consistent set of quality expectations that parallel rapid technology changes and customer expectations.


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 300 companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs and standards development and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market.