TÜV SÜD White Papers
TÜV SÜD America's White Papers are provided at no cost, demonstrating our commitment to strengthen the competitiveness of our customers worldwide. Written by industry professionals who are experts in their fields, our white papers cover a range of significant topics and offer clarification, insight, and often, a path to increased performance.
- Embedded System Cyber Security Whitepaper Series NEW!
- Smoothing the Path to Secure Smart Grids for Manufacturers
- Smoothing the Path to Secure Smart Grids for Integrators
- Smoothing the Path to Secure Smart Grids for Operators
We are being thrust into the Smart Grid age. One new risk is that Smart Grids are vulnerable to cyber-tampering. Cyber-physical systems such as the power grid are not immune to cyber attack. Not only can hackers destroy equipment, but they can also cause service failures. Manufacturers, Integrators, and Operators of Smart Grids dare not ignore the risk.
- Accessing International Markets with a Compliance Management Strategy NEW!
Today's global economy offers incomparable opportunities for manufacturers seeking access to new markets around the world. However, the absence of uniform product safety and quality standards requires businesses to stay abreast of rapidly changing regulations for individual countries-an arduous task. The laborious process of accessing standards across countries makes the barrier to entry high for even the most promising product.
- Compendium of U.S. Energy Efficiency Programs for Lighting Products NEW!
The U.S. effort to achieve energy independence depends in no small part on increasing the energy efficiency of products that use electricity. New federally mandated lighting standards are now in place that will gradually replace inefficient lighting products over the next few years with more efficient technologies.
- The EV Battery Conundrum NEW!
The requirement for EV safety becomes a high-profile topic when a tragic event reaches the front pages. Attention focuses on the battery and high-voltage electrics of any EV involved in an accident or fire. These incidents can severely undermine all the organizations involved as well as the battery and electric vehicle industry. Thus it is important to engineer-out battery hazards that abuse can provoke.
- Nail Penetration Testing: Critical Sensitivities NEW!
The short history of lithium-ion battery development, especially in large amp-hour and pouch cells, is one reason that the current state of cell penetration test specifications is substantially open to interpretation in test methodology. TÜV SÜD has pursued a path of continuous test methodology improvement for the cell penetration test over the last two years and has a robust repeatable process to support rapid cell development and verification testing.
This paper describes the hurdles that may also be encountered by others engaged in a similar improvement process and documents the qualitative effects of changes in the key parameters.
- TÜV SÜD Management Services: Using Insight Auditing® SWOT Analysis to Drive Business Excellence
For years, organizations and businesses have successfully used analytical tools such as SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analyses as a basis for the formulation of strategies and objectives, and also to evaluate the merits of specific initiatives. TÜV SÜD America has applied the mechanism of the Insight Auditing® SWOT analysis to the auditing of a wide range of management systems. This paper discusses how use of TÜV SÜD America's Insight Auditing SWOT Analysis can help your organization make its management system more effective and help drive improvements that are connected to your company's strategic goals.
- TÜV SÜD Management Services: Optimizing Excellence with a Customer-Focused Auditing Strategy
With the global demand for goods and services, many manufacturers have established operations around the world to make production and distribution more cost-effective. Regardless of a product's origins, mannufacturers need to achieve and maintain the quality standards their customers demand.
This paper shows how your organization can benefit by using a customer-focused audit strategy that addresses the specific needs of individual customers whose products are produced at multiple sites around the world.
- TÜV SÜD Management Services: Assessment Strategies for Supplier Selection, Superior Performance, and Sustainable Partnerships
In today's competitive environment, customers demand quick, nimble lead times and consistent delivery of quality, error-free products at continuously lower costs. This paper offers some strategies on how organizations can implement new approaches to meet customer expectations and achieve a competitive advantage.
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