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Standards Outlook: World View

by Liebesman, Sandford

The global economy has provided organizations with many opportunities that didn’t exist even 10 years ago. On the other hand, the internet and extensive outsourcing have “flattened” the Earth, presenting organizations with many new risks....


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Hearing Aids

by Brandt, D. Randall

Today, hundreds of organizations regularly conduct surveys and focus groups, solicit comments and complaints, scour social media and gather data from other sources....


Supporting Role

by Stimson, William A.

The ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9000 Series of Quality Management Standards consists of three component standards. Taken together, the standards are components because they form a complete tactical approach to quality management....


Standards Outlook: Automakers Shift Manual Into Another Gear

by Reid, R. Dan

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) published the second edition of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Control Plan Reference Manual this summer....


Standards Outlook: How to Manage Risk in a Global Economy

by Liebesman, Sandford

The global economy has provided opportunities that didn’t exist just 10 years ago. But the flattening of the Earth via the internet and extensive outsourcing to countries such as China and Mexico have also presented organizations with many risks....


ASQ's Black Belt Certification - A Personal Experience

by Cochrane, Don; Gupta, Praveen

Together with the growing interest in and use of Six Sigma techniques comes the need to assess the qualifications of those seeking quality leadership roles in organizations. The ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) exam is a practical and cost...


National Laboratories of Metrology in the Western Hemisphere

by Harasic, Oscar A.; Marban, Rocio

Competitiveness in an era of global markets and technological change mandates that National Laboratories of Metrology (NLMs) be implemented in the Americas. The NLM concept in the Western Hemisphere has matured through the efforts of the Inter-American...


Can the EU Push Standards as a High-Tech Weapon?

by Zuckerman, Amy

Within weeks of this move, Buescher announced plans to convene government and industry user groups to dictate standards to high-tech manufacturers worldwide. Forselius is manager of engineering standards and procedures for United Technologies/Hamilton Sta...


Reduce the Potential Impact of Product Liability on Your Organization

by Goodden, Randall

Prevention and information management are tools for dealing with product liability. An early step in these processes is the naming of a product liability expert within the firm. This expert should attend the design review meetings for a new product....



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