Wadsworth, Harrison M. (1989, ASQC) Georgia Institute of Tech., Atlanta, GA
ASQC takes an active part in the development and application of international standards. The ASQC chairs and US Technical Advisory Groups ("TAGs") of two ISO committees:
The ISO Standards Series 9000 promises to have a significant impact upon international trade by providing a recognized and accepted basis for registering quality systems as evidence that the requirements of the ISO standard have been met. The ASQC is serving an active role in this significant and expanding field. The standard series also should contribute to harmonization of procedures for auditing factory quality control systems.
ISO TC-69 and ISO TC-176 are active international committees that are currently developing other valuable tools, such as a service quality standard. IEC committees are similarly contributing to the field; for example, the IEC assessment system for electronic components is a major international product certification plan that is fully operational.