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When Do You Stop Planning?

By Phil Wiseman
February 15, 2018

        This is not a new question. In fact, mathematicians have been pondering this question for hundreds of years. In fact, it was given a name. The Secretary Problem.
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MIL-STD-45662A and Calibration

By Phil Wiseman
September 18, 2017

        Mil-STD-45662A is a military standard for calibration system requirements. It was fundamental in defining Calibration and Traceability as well as the necessary requirements for an effective calibration program. This would include...
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3 Things You Need To Know About Risk, Calibration and ISO9001

By Phil Wiseman
June 21, 2017
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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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What you need to know about NIST numbers.

By Sidney Taylor
April 03, 2017

      From time to time, companies will ask for NIST Numbers to accompany their calibration reports. Often this request is driven by third party auditing services that fail to comprehend the limitations placed upon calibration laboratories by the...
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How Do I Start With Risk-Based Thinking?

By Phil Wiseman
February 27, 2017

        The clearly articulated focus of Risk-Based Thinking in ISO 9001:2015 has some people scratching their heads. What exactly does this mean? Where is the checklist? Where do I start?
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What Are The Mandatory Documents Required by ISO 9001:2015

By Phil Wiseman
February 20, 2017

        I recently attended a Quality MeetUp and the discussion centered around ISO 9001:2015. Most had not read 9001:2015 so the discussion focused on what documents are required. The central theme to ISO 9001:2015 is Risk and this really moves...
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Thermometers and Food Safety

By The Metrologist
October 13, 2016

    Keeping Food Safe, with Calibration I’m a foodie, and I’ve told foodie friends of mine for years that they should never trust their food thermometer unless it’s been calibrated. While doing my weekly shopping the other day I spotted this...
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TUR: What is it?

By The Metrologist
August 29, 2016

    TUR: What Is It? TAR, TUR, CMC, and TLAs In the world of metrology, the three letter acronyms (TLAs) TAR, TUR, and CMC are routinely bantered about like exam scores. Bigger TARs and TURs with smaller CMCs led to the “Scope Wars” of the 90s...
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FDA 483 Letters: 2nd Quarter 2016 Update

By Phil Wiseman
August 09, 2016

        You've got Mail! Well, you really don't want to get this letter from the FDA. The title of the web page says it all: Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations. FDA 483 letters are public records and can be...
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