Standard Issues


Standards Outlook: Benefit Without a Doubt

by Bucher, Jay

In the typical executive reward system, bonuses are based, in part, on implementing creative solutions to complex problems rather than using standardization. for strategic advantage....

Standards Outlook: The Bottom Line

by Liebesman, Sandford

Quality and environmental managers need to understand the language of finance and the effect of operations on the bottom line, while financial managers need to know how quality and environmental managers can help improve results....

Standard Outlook: In Transition

by Cressionnie, L.L. "Buddy"

The 30-month transition period for the aviation, space and defense (AS&D) quality management system (QMS) standard began Jan. 1. With plenty of time to get familiar with the QMS documents, organizations are striving to meet their requirements....

Standards Outlook: Better Together

by Russell, J.P.

Even if everything is done appropriately during an audit, following up on the findings is just as important because it gives meaning to the audit....

Standards Outlook: Knowledge Is Power

by Reid, R. Dan

In most systems, executives are rewarded for coming up with creative solutions to complex problems rather than for standardization work. Yet, there is tremendous value in standardization....

Standards Outlook: Prevent Defense

by West, John E. "Jack"

Effective preventive action requires focus and attention, both of which can be addressed via a method that starts with prioritization and ends with improvement actions....

Standards Outlook: Taking Responsibility

by Liebesman, Sandford

Social responsibility and sustainability are issues that have gotten the attention of most countries around the world, and they're growing in importance in quality circles....

Standards Outlook: Under Control

by Schnoll, Les

Medical device manufacturers must ensure the design and process are reliable, and must produce devices the same way every time. The FDA believes the quality, safety and effectiveness of a device are established during the design phase....

Standards Outlook: Above and Beyond

by Gordon, Dale K.

Much has happened in the last year to aerospace industry quality management system standards, three of which were updated to account for ISO 9001:2008. They were also expanded to be more inclusive of broader market requirements....

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