Standardization Essentials: Principles and Practice (Hardback)Steven M. Spivak (author), F. Cecil Brenner (author)
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Containing real-world examples provided by experienced standards professionals, Standardization Essentials is a
vital, forward-looking reference for mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics, materials, chemical, mineral, cost, quality, reliability, industrial, developmental, safety, forensic, and consulting engineers; standards managers; architects; project managers; upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students in these disciplines.
Crystallizes the essential role that standards play in strategic standardization management, purchasing, contractual agreements, and international trade!
Covering costs, benefits, limitations, uses, and abuses of standardization programs, Standardization Essentials
Considers whether standards build or bar trade and the use of international standards to leverage world markets
Presents a case study of conformity assessment related to international technical trade barriers
Focuses on consumer safety standards for automobile tires and other products
Addresses implementation of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 management system standards in industry
Highlights voluntary (nongovernmental) and mandatory (governmental) standards and regulations developed by a variety of organizations
Reveals competition, incongruities, and harmonization among national and international standards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
- 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
"...can serve as the foundation to any standards-based course being taught....should be on the shelf of every standards professional."
- Standards Engineering
"...comprehensive and scholarly...a benchmark publication ... a valued reference guide."
- Popular Plastics and Packaging
"...comprehensive and scholarly...a benchmark publication that brings standardization into public visibility."
"...would serve as a valued reference guide by seasoned standards practitioners as well as those new to the field."
"...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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