Standard Issues


Standard Issues: One Small Step

by Cianfrani, Charles A.; Sheps, Isaac; West, John E. “Jack”

To optimize the achievement of sustained success, organizations must address more than quality. The real challenge is continually meeting the needs and expectations of customers and other interested parties. That’s what consistent quality is all about....

Standard Issues: Planning for Quality

by Oberhausen, Deborah

The question is: Can the AS&D industry meet these demands using its current product development methods? Maybe—but will these products be on quality, on time and on cost?...

Standard Issues: The Value of Change

by Robitaille, Denise

The cost of quality has long been a reliable method of calculating an organization's efficiency by monetizing drains on resources....

Standard Issues: Truth or Consequences

by Aston, Bill

Most businesses and organizations recognize the importance of having established procedures that include requirements and acceptance criteria. It’s a fundamental building block for ensuring services and products meet customer needs....

Standard Issues: The Complete Package

by Cressionnie, L.L. “Buddy”

When users think about the IAQG or aerospace quality standards, they typically think only of the aerospace standard AS9100. But what about the other standards that IAQG provides for a complete QMS solution for the ASD industry?...

Standard Issues: It's All in the Approach

by Reid, R. Dan

QMS auditing cannot be performed effectively by the quality department alone. Top management must provide people from other departments, such as engineering, purchasing and manufacturing, to be internal and supplier auditors....

Standard Issues: We Have Liftoff

by Cressionnie, L.L. “Buddy”

The transition to the AS9100D series of quality management system standards for aviation, space and defense (ASD) organizations ended Sept. 15, 2018. Here’s a look at how it went....

Standard Issues: Highly Compatible

by Palmes, Paul

According to ISO 9000:2015, “quality” is defined as the “degree to which a set of inherent characteristics of an object fulfils requirements.” The same document further defines “characteristic” as a “distinguishing feature.”...

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