ISO 9000 Series: Quality Management and Quality Assurance

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Peach, Robert W.   (1990, ASQC)   Robert Peach and Associates, LaGrange Park, IL

Annual Quality Congress, San Francisco, CA    Vol. 44    No. 0
QICID: 9576    May 1990    pp. 968-974
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Article Abstract

The completion in 1987 by the International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee 176 of the ISO 9000 Series Quality System Standards set in motion a number of significant developments that are having impact world-wide. The ISO 9000 Series has been adopted as national standards by most industrialized nations and is a foundation for Quality System Registration, which has the potential of improving free trade world-wide. Before discussing the many present and potential implications of the ISO 9000 Series, we should first understand the history of its development, the scope of its content and its limitations.


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