Standards Outlook

2004

Healthcare Agreement Revision Nears Release

by Reid, R. Dan

The first revision of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) International Workshop Agreement (IWA 1) should be released this month if all goes according to plan....


Standards: Baselines for Improvement

by West, John E. "Jack"

There are many kinds of standards: ones that apply to a wide variety of products and services, ones that cover a wide range of processes and test methods and even ones that provide guidance or requirements for management systems....


A PDCA Approach to TL 9000 Measurement

by Liebesman, Sandford

An approach based on the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) improvement loop can be used to develop a process for complying with the measurement requirements of TL 9000, the ISO 9001 based quality management standard for the telecommunications industry....


Next Generation ISO 14001

by Briggs, Susan L.K.

ISO 14001, the international standard on environmental management system (EMS) requirements, has been undergoing review and revision for five years....


Next generation ISO 14001.

by Briggs, Susan L.K.

ISO 14001, the international standard on environmental management system (EMS) requirements, has been undergoing review and revision for five years....


Why Customer Related Processes Don’t Always Work

by Gordon, Dale K.

One of the original driving factors behind the worldwide adoption of ISO 9000:2000 was the belief it would improve customers’ confidence in the ability of suppliers to meet specified needs, requirements and quality expectations....


Twelve Ways to Add Value to Audits

by Russell, J. P.

Much has been said and done in the last couple of years related to organizational improvement and value added auditing....


Tips for Automotive Auditors

by Reid, R. Dan

ISO 9000 has taken more than its fair share of criticism, largely due to the variation in international third-party conformity assessment....


Column: Standards Outlook: Is It Already That Time — Again?

by West, John E. (Jack)

For most organizations, the transition to ISO 9001:2000 is a recent memory. The transition period just ended last December....


Quality Practitioners and Effective Corporate Governance

by Liebesman, Sandford

Last October, Paul Palmes and I wrote an article describing how quality and environmental management systems (QMSs and EMSs) can help top management maintain effective corporate governance and satisfy the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) law....


ISO 14001 Revision Nears Completion

by Block, Marilyn R.

International Organization for Standardization, known as ISO, Technical Committee 207 has released the draft international standard (DIS) for the revised version of ISO 14001....



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