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Standardization Essentials: Principles and Practice
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Steven M. Spivak F.Cecil Brenner
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Standardization Essentials: Principles and Practice

Steven M. Spivak F.Cecil Brenner


CRC Press Inc

International trade;
Quality Assurance (QA) & Total Quality Management (TQM);
Scientific standards


320 pages

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A survey of the discipline of standards and standardization, defining common terms, clarifying descriptions, describing how standards could be used to restrain trade, and explaining how international trade is stimulated by the due process provisions of standards writing organizations. The book seeks to crystallize the essential role that standards play in strategic standardization management, purchasing, contractual agreements, and international trade.

By:   Steven M. Spivak, F.Cecil Brenner
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9780824789183
ISBN 10:   0824789180
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   March 2001
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

FUNDAMENTALS OF STANDARDIZATION Introduction Through the Ages with Standards Semantics and Terminology Purposes and Scope of Standardization Genesis of Standards and the Law Varieties and Relationships Among Standards Procurement Standards ELEMENTS OF GLOBAL STANDARDIZATION National and International Standardization Conformity Assessment: Laboratory Accreditation, Quality System Registration, and Product Certification National Versus International Standards: Products and Processes Introduction to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Management System Standards ISO 9000 and the Real World Strategic Standardization in Heavy Industry The U.S. Standardization System: A New Perspective The Modern-Day Archimedes: Using International Standards to Leverage World Markets Standardization and Technical Trade Barriers: A Case in Europe Safety Standards and Product Certification in a Global Market Consumer Product Safety in the Global Marketplace REMINISCENCES OF EXPERIENCED STANDARDS MAKERS Reengineering Standards for the Process Industries: Process Industry Practices Laboratory Accreditation Programs in the United States: The Need for Cooperation Test Methodology and Standardization Parables Performance Testing and Correlation Standardization and Quality Assurance in Developing Countries International Standards: The Key to Global Competitiveness The Informal Versus the Formal Standard Development Process: Myth and Reality Appendix A: Standards Organizations and Acronyms Appendix B: OMB Circular A-119, Revised 1998

The contributions come from both the editors and an impressive group of 16 well-respected standards experts. Overall, and true to the goal of providing an introduction to standards and standardisation, the book covers an extremely wide range of topics. [A] very good overview of the basics of standardisation. - Journal of the Operational Research Society [This book] is clear enough and short enough to be a primer, but complete enough to be a useful reference for experienced professionals in the standards community. [S]tudents in business management should use this book as the core of a second-semester freshman course . In the last semester of the senior year, there should be another course with this book as the core reference to illustrate what standards and standardization cannot accomplish. The practicing loss control professional needs this book to prepare for the 'slings and arrows of outrageous fortune' that the standards writing bodies are turning out . The articles included are of uniformly high quality . This is a forceful, enlightened, intensive, theoretical and practical guide and follow-up to a vital but neglected discipline. - LUCE Information Services The authors [are] both widely respected standards professionals in the US and internationally . Do the authors succeed in meeting their stated goal of providing us with a 'primer and review' of the subject matter at hand? The answer is a resounding 'Yes!' And they manage to reach every stated targeted audience mention in their Preface. Spivak and Brenner have assembled many of the 'notables' in our profession and woven their contributions into a seamless, easy flowing text. - Standards Engineering, May/June 2001 canserve as the foundation to any standards-based course being taught.should be on the shelf of every standards professional. - Standards Engineering comprehensive and scholarlya benchmark publication a valued reference guide. - Popular Plastics and Packaging comprehensive and scholarlya benchmark publication that brings standardization into public visibility. -Colourage would serve as a valued reference guide by seasoned standards practitioners as well as those new to the field. -Chemical Business has the knack of putting technical jargon into plain English ... the topic is timely today. -San Juan Star ... This book allies theory and practice and brings the discipline to life, not only at a national level, but in a far wider international context. What is unusual about this book, apart from the very broad content, is its tone that makes it easy reading about a technical subject, with anecdotes and historical aside, cartoon, and plenty of examples. - ISO Bulletin, 2001

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