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This blog is affiliated with ASQ’s Ask the Standards Experts program and ASQ’s Quality Information Center. The questions and answers published on this blog have been received and resolved through these services.

The Ask the Standards Experts program is designed to provide answers to technical questions submitted by users of international and American national standards, facilitated or developed and supported by ASQ. The questions are answered by ASQ’s experts, who are volunteers working in standards-related professions.

The experts are well seasoned, highly credentialed quality professionals. They are longstanding members and many are ASQ authors and have been involved in the development of standards.

The experts are knowledgeable about the application of standards in the following areas:

  • ISO 9000—quality management
  • ISO 14000—environmental management
  • AS9100—aerospace and aviation
  • TS 16949—automotive
  • 4, Z1.9—sampling, tables, inspection by attributes, zero defects
  • ISO 26000—social responsibility
  • ISO 19011—auditing, document control
  • Food safety
  • Calibration—measurements
  • Inspection—manufacturing
  • Medical devices and FDA regulated industries
  • Statistical methods, control charts
  • Statistical process control
  • Software

Please note that opinions are offered to assist readers with their standards-related implementation and improvement efforts. These opinions have no formal status and should not be cited in a dispute.

Questions that ask for non-ASQ product recommendations or reviews will not be accepted.

Other Quality Resources

Because the Ask the Standards Experts program relies on responses from volunteers, it may take several weeks before you receive a response to your question. Response times are dependent on the volunteers’ work and travel schedules.

If you are looking for a more immediate response to your question, visit ASQ’s Discussion Boards The Ask a Quality Professional board is especially popular. All quality professionals, regardless of ASQ membership, are invited to contribute and respond to questions through these avenues.

ASQ also offers an Advanced Search, which is a comprehensive database of ASQ Quality Press books, articles from ASQ’s eight periodical publications, conference proceedings, standards, case studies and benchmarking information.

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