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The ISO 9000 Book: A Global Competitor's Guide to Compliance and Certification Hardcover – August 2, 1994

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  • Hardcover: 166 pages
  • Publisher: AMACOM; 2 Sub edition (August 2, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814402674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814402672
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,120,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you've ever asked yourself, 'What in the world is ISO 9000 and what does it mean to me?' this book should be on your reading list. [The authors have] tackled a very complicated topic and presented the essential details in a non-technical, highly readable book." -- Alan Rooks, Director of Communications, Paper Industry Management Association

"If you expect to compete in the global economy, read this book. Rabbitt and Bergh do an excellent job detailing a straight-forward approach to ISO compliance and certification." -- Tom Petillo, President, Qualtec Quality Services, Inc.

"The authors' crisp account of how The Foxboro Company used ISO 9000 to dramatically improve its operations and solidify its future ought to be required reading for anyone running an industrial facility." -- Charles R. Day, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, Industry Week

"This work is an important contribution to the furthering of world-class manufacturing by American companies." -- Ross E. Robson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

John T. Rabbitt is vice president of total quality at Digital Equipment Corp. He has personally directed successful ISO 9000 and QS-9000 certification efforts at both The Foxboro Company and Span Instruments, respectively. He is also a department chairperson and professor at The Falmouth Institute of Quality Systems Management.

Peter A. Bergh serves as the director of marketing and business development at The Foxboro Company. As a member of Foxboro's ISO 9000 steering council, he played a major role in its ISO 9000 certification and TQM programs. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 1997
Format: Hardcover
An attempt to demystify the ISO 9000 standard and the process of complying with it. Firsthand experience in the certification process allows the authors to clarify what is required in each step of the certification process. In clear, nontechnical terms, the book lays out: the interpretation of the standard for your organization, determination of the cost and length of time required, indentification of and focus on the quality assurance areas that are the subject of rigorous auditing, and gauging your organization's readiness. Of particular use are the sections on part by part analysis of what the standards really mean and the checklist for the determination of whether or not your company is ready for ISO certification.
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It may appear outdated but is quite useful in explaining the concepts and presenting the information.
Very good reference to ISO
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