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    Accrediting Component and Materials Suppliers Laboratories

    Published: 01 January 1989

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    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

    Author Information:

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

    Committee/Subcommittee: E36.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25266S