STP1057: Accrediting Component and Materials Suppliers Laboratories

    Locke, JW
    President, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, Gaithersburg, MD

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1989


    Just-in-time manufacturing principles require that quality assurance of components and materials supplied to the manufacturers be performed by the suppliers. This paper describes the evolution of a program developed by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to accredit these supplier laboratories in such a way that their test results will be recognized by a number of different manufacturers using the just-in-time manufacturing philosophy.


    accreditation, just-in-time manufacturing, laboratory accreditation

    Paper ID: STP25266S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E36.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25266S

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