American Society for Quality

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American Society for Quality

A professional organization for quality control experts. It offers training and certification programs to members. It also advises nonprofits and government bodies at the federal, state, and local levels on how to implement quality control within their respective competencies. It was established in 1946 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It used to be called the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC).
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Preparing Your company for QS-9000 (A Guide for the Automotive Industry), ASQC Quality Press, Milwaukee, WI (1995).
Having completed much of the desk audit (a full review of documents, minutes, correspondence, budgets, fiscal audits, publications, manuals, bylaws, policies, and so forth) and plumbed the most recent ASQC member needs assessment, we attended these meetings with a raft of questions in mind.
Since its formation in 1946, ASQC has been extremely active in the development of quality standards in America.
In December, 1991, however, an agreement between the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB), a subsidiary of the ASQC, and ANSI resulted in the American National Accreditation Program for Registrars of Quality Systems.
A certified instructor and examiner of nuclear technology, Harris is currently pursuing NRC inspector certification, ASQC Reliability Engineer, and PE certification.
Rosander, The Quest for Quality in Services (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: ASQC Quality Press, 1989).
The ASQC offers training and accreditation in quality management and also administers the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Leonard, The New Philosophy for K-12 Education: A Deming Framework for Transforming America's Schools (Milwaukee: ASQC Quality Press, 1996).
Orchestrating Learning with QualityMilwaukee, WI: ASQC Quality Press.
This maybe why when ASQC does its annual service review, the food business does worse every year.
The ASQC, which still exists today, helped professionalize quality control engineers and increased the visibility of quality control departments by encouraging them to occupy a higher level in the organization, one that reports directly to the plant manager.
1991), An Approach to Quality Improvement that Works: Implementing Quality Improvement in the 90s, ASQC Quality Press, Milwaukee, WI.