Federal Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization.
ISO registrar site includes articles and links to quality-related organizations.
A portal site with Quality-related acronyms, a glossary, lists, links, educational programs, topical briefs, vendor lists and business links. Site also has Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) forms that can filled and saved online.
Information about the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the (U.S.) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Criteria for earning the award. The history of the award and information on past awardees.
Online course in Statistical Process Control (SPC). Includes a free primer in statistics, variation, process capability, control charts for variables and control charts for attributes.
A forum for cooperation and communication between telecommunication service providers and suppliers.
A brief, college-level introduction to the Design of Experiments.
Access to books about software process improvement, software quality assurance, software engineering, et. al.
Includes articles, tools and resources for implementing Six Sigma quality, total quality management, ISO9000, and process improvements programs.
Taguchi's Loss Function is a method of measuring quality central to Taguchi's approach to design. It establishes a financial measure of the user dissatisfaction with a product's performance as it deviates from a target value. Thus, both average performance and variation are critical measures of quality.