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The ​Nuclear Industry Supplier Development Program

The Nuclear Supplier Development Program has been created to help companies:

1) Evaluate potential business opportunities in the nuclear field, with projects such as the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 National Security Complex and others in the region.

2) Understand the impact of incorporating nuclear compliant operations, and

3)  Prepare to be successful nuclear industry supply chain partners.

construction photo.pngThe classes specifically address some of the most frequent and critical supplier concerns that have been experienced on Nuclear and Energy projects. 

 Collaborative Partners: Y12-UPF Procurement,                                                                    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development,                      
 LIST OF SERVICES
Upgrading Your Quality System for the Nuclear Industry:
• Nuclear Quality System Development & Compliance Programs
• NQA-1 Supplier Needs Assessments
• NQA-1 Lead/Internal Auditor Training & Audits​
• Nuclear Industry Project Management Training & Coaching
• Commercial Grade Dedication Assistance
• Counterfeit Items Prevention Programs
• Nuclear Safety Culture & Safety Plans

The Nuclear Supplier Development Program was created to help companies:
1) Evaluate potential business opportunities in the nuclear field, with projects such as the 
Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) 
at the Y-12 National Security Complex and others in the region.
2) Understand the impact of incorporating nuclear compliant operations.
3) Prepare to be successful nuclear industry supply chain partners.​


 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

flame beam.jpgAdvanced Business Decision Seminar – Entering Nuclear/Energy Industry Supply Chain - ​Combined Course


Date: TBD           Register: ​​​​                       


Audience: Technical Manager and/or Chief Operating Officer type with technical understanding.

Objective: Nuclear projects have a history of complicated requirements and commercial arrangements. This seminar provides enough detailed information for a company to make cost/benefit of upgrading a Quality Assurance (QA) program and to assist with proposal preparation. Federal government contracting and laws relevant to US-based nuclear projects will be examined.​


 The Government Laws and Regulations for US-Based Nuclear Projects blog is linked below.:            http://ut-cis-upf-glr.blogspot.com​ ​



                                                         


  Project Management for Fabricators & Suppliers​

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Date: TBD         Register:

   *Fundamentals of Project Management from a manufacturer’s perspective, not a construction job
*Engineering Change Control Discipline
*Project Progress Measurement (Earned Value Management) related to a Nuclear Project Procurement
*Project report that highlights exceptions





Gary Gilmartin.jpgNuclear Quality Systems Introduction 

Date: TBD          Register: 

Objective: Provide detailed information for a company to know the long-lead actions necessary to upgrade a Quality Assurance program to work on nuclear projects.

• Overview of requirements for a nuclear supplier

• Discussion of the current nuclear market and how to leverage a QA program upgrade to access new opportunities

• Description of how QA requirements are applied to these types of procurements.

• Element-by-element requirements presented. Also focus on the difference between the audience (International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or other programs) and Nuclear Quality Assurance-1 (NQA-1)

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Commercial Grade Dedication (New Release 5652) Course
​New Course

Date: TBD          Register: ​

Objective: This seminar describes the methodology used to dedicate commercial-grade items for use in nuclear safety-related applications. Guidelines for the Acceptance of Commercial-Grade Items in Nuclear Safety-Related Applications will be discussed as it relates to determining if an item should be subject to the commercial grade dedication processor controlled under the auspices of a QA program.




NQA-1 Internal Auditor 4-Day Class - New Course

Date: TBD          Register: 

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Objective
: Teaches the concepts of the Nuclear Quality Assurance-1 (NQA-1) standard and the principles and practices of effective internal audits in accordance with NQA-1. The clauses NQA-1 standard are explained in detail. The course will guide students through internal audits that are required for a NQA-1 quality management system.​

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If you have further questions, please contact one of the following:

Paul Middlebrooks, PTAC Field  Consultant - 423 634-0848 - paul.middlebrooks@tennessee.edu​

Dwaine Raper, Solutions Consultant Team Leader - 423 926-8282 - dwaine.raper@tennessee.edu

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