U. S. Response to ISO 9000 Requirements


Peach, Robert W.   (1993, ASQC)   Robert Peach and Associates; LaGrange Park, IL

Annual Quality Congress, Boston MA    Vol. 47    No. 0
QICID: 10056    May 1993    pp. 936-940
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Article Abstract

The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9000 standard is so generic that industry groups in the United States are establishing specific quality requirements that apply to their respective industries. Sectors with the largest number of ISO 9000 registrants in the U. S. include chemicals; electrical and electronic equipment; computers; industrial machinery; and measuring equipment. In response to the need for consistency in ISO registration, the American Society for Quality Control has established the Registrar Accreditation Board. Because of differences in quality techniques from industry to industry, trade associations and professional societies are setting up registration organizations to serve their own industrial sectors. For example, the semi-conductor industry is working through Sematech and the steel industry through the Iron and Steel Institute. It is recommended that individual plants that are members of industrial associations work through such bodies to establish consistent application of quality standards. The paper includes a chart of the number of companies registered to ISO 9000 as of Summer, 1992, broken down by industrial sector and by ISO standard.


American Society for Quality Control (ASQC),Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG),Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB),ISO 9000,Certification

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