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International Statistical Standards: A Guide for the Uninitiated

by Johnson, Mark E.;

International statistical standards provide an abundance of tools for potential use by practitioners. The collection of these standards can be thought of as constituting a toolbox including a variety of statistical methodologies. These documents can be extraordinarily helpful, if one or more of them match the problem at hand. For applications involving commerce with countries belonging to the ISO community, the use of an international standard provides immediate credibility—particularly with in the areas of acceptance sampling and measurement method accuracy. Munitions, food quality control, and inter-laboratory testing are some areas for which statistical standards have played an important role. However, international statistical standards are not a panacea, as the range of topics covered is limited to material covered in sixty-eight published documents (as of 17 August 2010). There is a loyal users community for international statistical standards but the statistical profession as

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-10
  • Keywords:Acceptance sampling, Measurement method accuracy, Measurement systems validation, Bulk sampling, Interpretation of data, Statistical terminology, Statistical process control, Inter-laboratory testing
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Statistical Thinking: Methods and Roles for the Past, Present and Future

by Rodebaugh, William; Hunter, J. Stuart; Snee, Ronald D.

This special publication has a brief introduction and two articles: 1. Fall Technical Conference (FTC) Keynote Address by Stuart Hunter and 2. Methods for Business Improvement - What's on the Horizon...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2007-04
  • Keywords:Fall Technical Conference, Continuing Education, Business Improvement Methodology
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Quality Audits in Relation to International Business Strategy - What is our National Posture?

Winter 1989 Youden Address

by Marquardt, Don W.;

This address discusses the requirements for succeeding in today's global economy: understand international standard concepts such as ISO8402 and ISO9000, view quality management and external quality assurance as competitive tools for a business, gear the business strategy toward the current global developments in quality assurance, and formulate a business strategy to remain competitive with European-style and Asia/Pacific-style quality competition. Audits are the prime mechanism for providing quality assurance, and there are different styles of using quality as a business strategy. In the European Community, auditing systems are based on reciprocal recognition of quality system registrations among participating nations. This strategy results in a systematic business-government partnership with supporting infrastructure. The benefits are that the audits force systematic quality efforts throughout the economies of all nations. This resultsin a competitive advanta! ge when bidding for a contract

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1989-12
  • Keywords:Quality control, Quality assurance

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