Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1994

Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering - (M.S.)


Manufacturing Engineering Division

First Advisor

Steve Kotefski

Second Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Third Advisor

Martin J. Levy


Implementation of ISO 9000 series quality system standards to the U.S. manufacturing industry is discussed by developing a generic model for implementation. In recent past, quality became a prime performance issue to formulate strategy to improve market share and profit for U.S. manufacturing industry. Many companies seeks for ISO 9000 registration. Manufacturing industry and other industries as well, are facing numerous problems in implementing ISO 9000 quality system standards. At present, about 400 U.S. companies have gained certification under this standard.

In this work an attempt has been made, to highlight problems which are most likely to be critical to most organizations. Also implementation procedure and guidelines are developed for quick and easy certification or registration to ISO 9000 series standards. Standards are discussed for its proper use and shortcoming of the standard narrated for future research and development of the standards.

Included in

Manufacturing Commons



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