Standard Issues


Standards Outlook: Too Much Talk, Not Enough Auditing

by Russell, J.P.

I was attending a local community volunteers meeting when I was approached by a member. He knew I was involved in the standards community, so he told me his company just received its ISO 9001 management system certification....

Standards Outlook: Auto Industry Drives to Improve Healthcare

by Reid, R. Dan

The U.S. auto industry has been challenged by its need to compete in a global marketplace while burdened by healthcare expenses for workers and retirees....

Standards Outlook: Output Really Does Matter

by West, John E. "Jack"

Auditing is a key component of systems that provide confidence in organizations’ competence, ability and honesty in meeting requirements. For decades we have been using audits for this purpose...

Standards Outlook: TL 9000 Measurements Handbook Release 4.0

by Liebesman, Sandford

The Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Forum is the global society dedicated to the quality of telecom products and services. The forum has developed and maintained a single common set of telecom...

Standards Outlook: ISO 14001 Hits 10-Year Mark

by Briggs, Susan L.K.

It has been 10 years since the ISO 14001 standard on environmental management systems (EMSs) was first published....

Standards Outlook: AS&D Standards? Revisions to Improve Supplier Performance

by Cressionnie, L.L. “Buddy”

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is revising the IAQG 9100 family of standards1 to stay aligned with changes to ISO 9001,...

Standards Outlook: Preparing and Structuring an Audit Report

by J.P. Russell

Preparing a quality management system (QMS) or environmental management system (EMS) audit report can be a hurried, punch list--a list of minor things to be completed at the end of a project....

Standards Outlook: Six Lessons Learned From QS-9000

by Reid, R. Dan

The sun sets on QS-9000, the U.S. automotive standard.

My version of the old joke goes: "When’s your birthday?" "Dec. 15." "What year?" "Every year, so far."...

Standards Outlook: Why a New ISO 9004?

by West, John E. "Jack"

In the rush that is today's business environment, we often worry more about details than we do the big picture....

Standards Outlook: New Version of TL 9000 Released

by Liebesman, Sandford; Walz, John

The global telecommunications industry, an important part of the global economy, will reach $1.3 trillion in revenues by the close of 2007....

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Standards Outlook: Environmental Standards Development--Why You Should Be Involved

by Briggs, Susan L.K.

At the last meeting of the U.S. technical advisory group on environmental management, attendees discussed the important issues being decided at the subcommittee meetings of International Organization for Standardization technical committee (TC) 207....

Standards Outlook: Coming Changes in Aerospace Standards

by Gordon, Dale K.

All parts of the aerospace industry--commercial, business, military and space--currently seem to be doing fairly well. You could say the industry has a lot of momentum....

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