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The 7 Wastes in Calibration & Measurement

By Phil Wiseman
July 10, 2017

        The seven wastes of lean is not a new concept to most reading this blog.  For a detailed look at the 7 wastes check out this article.  The Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing are;
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How To Read a ISO 17025 Scope of Accreditation

By The Metrologist
July 03, 2017
, By The Metrologist
July 03, 2017

    What is a “Scope of Accreditation?”
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DOES KANBAN HAVE A PLACE IN CALIBRATION MANAGEMENT?

By Phil Wiseman
June 27, 2017

        The concept/methodology of Kanban for manufacturing is well established. Am I just nuts for trying to make it applicable to calibration management? While it may be argued that I often use established tools in non traditional ways, my...
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3 Things You Need To Know About Risk, Calibration and ISO9001

By Phil Wiseman
June 21, 2017
, By Phil Wiseman
June 21, 2017
, By Phil Wiseman
June 21, 2017


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7 Questions You Should Ask Your Calibration Company

By Phil Wiseman
June 07, 2017

        What are the 7 Questions You Should Ask Your Calibration Company? As a consumer of calibration services it is sometimes difficult to know exactly what you are being quoted. Here are the 7 Questions You Should Ask Your Calibration Company:
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What is the difference between Accreditation and Certification?

By Phil Wiseman
May 31, 2017
, By Phil Wiseman
May 31, 2017

        The recent changes to ISO 9001:2015 have caused some confusion about how to select a calibration provider. Does a calibration provider need  ISO 9001 certification or  ISO 17025 accreditation? Or both? What is the difference?
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What PROFICIENCY TESTING means to the customer of calibration.

By The Metrologist
May 25, 2017

    It must be audit season It seems like the middle of May every year when the phones start ringing for our Quality Manager. Customer requests for changes on certificates, explanations of methods, definitions of standards, and a whole host of...
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What you need to know about Z540.3 and Calibration.

By Phil Wiseman
May 24, 2017

        ANSI Z540.3 - Requirements for the Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment- offers very specific guidance for a proper calibration program.  
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Using Deming's philosophy in the selection of a calibration supplier.

By Phil Wiseman
May 05, 2017

        Dr. W. Edwards Deming is well known for his 14 points for Management presented in his book Out of the Crisis.  His principles have been applied in businesses of all sizes and market sectors with great success. Here are his 14 points:
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What is Quality?

By Phil Wiseman
April 26, 2017

        There are 14,800 searches on Google monthly for "What is Quality". Impressive!
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