Ask The Experts



Navigating the changes that come with new technology can seem daunting. Learn more from The Center's Technology experts on how to prepare your organization for Industry 4.0.

Q: What is Industry 4.0?
Q: What benefits can Industry 4.0 technologies provide?
Q: How can I identify which technologies will make the most sense for my business?
Q: Where do I start with technology adoption?


Read the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the industry managed supply chain oversight program that reduces risk to patient safety, assures quality products and compliance with requirements as they apply to critical processes used in the production of medical devices.

Q: What is MedAccred®?
Q: How is MedAccred® different from the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)?
Q: What is MedMMAP and how can it help me?
Q: How will my company benefit from achieving MedAccred® accreditation?
Q: What is a critical process?
Q: What is involved in a critical process compliance audit?



The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has pooled the expertise of the Quality Services Team to offer insight and direction in navigating the challenges of various Quality Management Systems. 

Q: What is AS9100D?
Q: What is required to achieve AS9100D certification?
Q: What benefits would AS9100D certification provide to my organization?

ISO 9001
Q: ISO 9001 was recently revised. What’s new?
Q: What documentation does ISO 9001 require?
Q: How do I document the "Context of the Organization"?
Q: What's "Risk Based Thinking" and what will the auditor expect to see?
Q: Will my internal audit program have to change to meet ISO 9001:2015?
Q: If the deadline for upgrading to ISO 9001:2015 isn't until Sept. 2018, what's the rush?


Cybersecurity is now firmly at the top of the national agenda as high-profile breaches raise fears that cyber attacks and other security failures could endanger the economy, businesses and individuals. The Center is on the pulse of cybersecurity and what it means for your business. 

Q: What is NIST Special Publication 800-171?
Q: What is Controlled Unclassified Information?
Q: Is there a compliance deadline for NIST Special Publication 800-171?
Q: What happens if my company doesn't implement cybersecurity initiatives?