Use these quality manager necessities to research your quality improvement project.

American Institute of Steel Construction, www.aisc.org – AISC

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) eStandards Store

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, www.asme.org – ASME

American Society for Nondestructive Testing, www.asnt.org – ASNT

American Society for Testing and Materials, www.astm.org – ASTM Search Engine

American Welding Society, www.aws.org – AWS

Assist On-Line is a free on-line service and part of essential quality manager necessities that will help you find procedures and forms for failure mode analysis, sampling plans and qualified suppliers (look inside the QPL). You can use the service to find and determine the current status of a variety of government specs such as MIL, AN, MS and FED in PDF format.

ANSI/ASQ Z 1.4 Sampling Plan – this is a link to the ANSI Webstore – type-in the phrase ANSI/ASQ Z1.4-2003 into their search engine to retrieve a link to purchase the sampling plan

Here’s a helpful hint for using Assist On-Line:

Keep in mind that Societies are adopting many Government specifications, which means you will have to pay for the sponsored document. To find the free Government version of many society specifications, type-in a spec number in the <Document Number> field on the ASSIST search page. If you don’t know the spec number then use the <Title> field on the search page and type-in a couple of keywords. For instance, SAE AMS STD 2219 used to be MIL-STD-2219 – type-in 2219 in the <Document Number> field or type-in fusion welding in the <Title> field. The free version of the Government’s canceled specification may not be the latest release, but don’t overlook this resource for quality manager necessities.

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, www.aami.org – AAMI

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, http://wwwn.cdc.gov/clia/default.aspx
42 CFR Part 493

Code of Federal Regulations – National Archives and Records Administration

Construction Specifications Institute, www.csinet.org
CSI’s goal is to help everyone in non-residential building design and construction come together to work smarter instead of harder.

DD250 Material Inspection and Receiving Report
Well, the DD250 tried to become obsolete on August 1, 2005 – most of the time you need to use “electronic payment”.
Click the following link to process your Material Inspection and Receiving Report:
Wide Area Workflow Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA)

DLA Navy Directives, http://doni.daps.dla.mil

FAA Flight Standards Information Management System, http://fsims.faa.gov/

Free Six Sigma, www.free-six-sigma.com – offers a massive toolbox of free six sigma tools.

National Sanitation Foundation International, http://www.nsf.org
The public health and safety company that is certified by ANSI to produce American national standards

NSF Standards and Publications, provided by www.techstreet.com/nsfgate.html

Document Resources – purchase quality manager necessities on-line:

Document Center
Global Engineering
Standards Store
TechStreet

Document Center, www.document-center.com
Document Center Inc. – Supplying Electronic and Paper Copies from AIA to NFPA

DSCC, www.dscc.dla.mil/search
Defense Supply Center Columbus – Search Center

EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency

Electrostatic Discharge Association – www.esda.org – ESD Standards

Global Engineering Documents, http://global.ihs.com/
Commercial supplier for every known specification for these quality manager necessities.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, www.ieee.org – IEEE

JEDEC, www.jedec.org
Joint Electron Device Engineering Council – the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry.

Juran Institute, www.juran.com – a treasure of research papers regarding quality control in industry and another part of essential quality manager necessities.

NSN Search Utilities (National Stock Number):
Defense Supply Center Columbus – www.dscc.dla.mil/search – links to all their essential quality manager necessities.

Society of Automotive Engineers, www.sae.org – SAE

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, www.sgia.org – SGIA

Standards Store, www.standardsstore.ca

Whether you are looking for international, foreign national or Canadian standards, StandardsStore.ca is an easy and efficient means of access to many of the tools needed to compete in today’s global markets.

TechRepublic, www.techrepublic.com – serves the needs of the professional – representing all segments of the IT industry – providing information and tools for support and professional advice by job function.

TechStreet, www.techstreet.com – provides mission-critical information resources and information management tools for technical professionals.


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