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The menace of the naval mind?

BS 5750 emerged from Allied military standards for industrial procurement.  Rear-Admiral Spickernell then pushed this British Standard on the ISO.  Hence the ISO 9000 series and the standards derived from it such as ISO 17025 and ISO 15189.  Now management … Continue reading

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ISO 9000: Help or Hoax?

Patrick O’Connor’s essay ISO 9000: Help or Hoax? was published in Quality World in 1991 and collected into his book In My Humble Opinion, available for free download here. Few listened to the advice of this experienced reliability engineer.  The ISO beast … Continue reading

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