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QP July 15 CoverThe ISO 9001 revision is scheduled for release in September. In this Quality Progress article (open access), find out how business sectors will handle revisions to their own guidance documents in the coming years.

ASQ Standards Channel: The Alignment of Management System Standards

Dunmire Std Chan InterviewIn this video, Thea Dunmire, who is participating in the revisions taking place to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, explains how there must be alignment among ISO management system standards.

The Lean Management Systems Handbook

P1575-MPerformance management, the primary focus of a Lean organization, occurs through continuous improvement programs. The Lean Management Systems Handbook details the critical components required for sustainable Lean management.

Quality for Life: Quality on an Alpaca Farm

QforLife AlpacaASQ member Jim Conkle and his wife raise alpacas because you can get the final product, fleece, without harming the animal. In this video, Conkle describes how he uses quality in the operation of his farm.

Webcast: Blitz QFD Part 2: Consumer Segmentation and Implementation

ReVelle QFD WebcastIn Part 2 of this webcast series, Dr. Jack ReVelle explains consumer segmentation and what steps to take when applying Blitz QFD, a streamlined approach to quality function deployment. Click here to view Part 1.

Statistics Digest - June 2015

Stat Division Newsletter FigThis edition of Statistics Digest, a member-benefit publication of the ASQ Statistics Division, includes a mini-paper on "Predictive Analysis of System Capability," a feature on how "Paper Helicopters Demonstrate Advantages of Split-Plot Experimental Design," and more.

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Military Standard: Gage Inspection (MIL-STD-120)

Originally published in 1950, this military standard covers "the inspection of gages, special tools, and measuring devices." It was canceled in 1996 but is still available through Quick Search, a public website focusing on documents published as part of the Defense Standardization Program (DSP).

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