Monthly Archives: March 2012

25 Years of ISO 9000

March 15 marked the 25th anniversary of the ISO 9000 series standards.  (If you’ve been around for a while, you know that British standard BS 5179 preceded the ISO standard and the U.S. Mil-Q-9858 predated the British standard.)  So the notion … Continue reading

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How Do You "Sell" Quality?

In my role as CEO of ASQ, I have many opportunities to explain quality. And here and there I have a chance to “sell” quality to a decision-maker.  What happen as a result of these explanations and sales pitches is uncertain … Continue reading

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February Roundup: STEM

If there’s a topic in the quality blogosphere that has steam, it’s STEM. As I noted in my February post, February marked National Engineers Week in the U.S. In conjunction with this event, ASQ conducted two surveys: one found that … Continue reading

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