SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

Accrediting Component and Materials Suppliers Laboratories


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.

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Locke, JW
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, Gaithersburg, MD
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Developed by Committee: E36
Pages: 24–29
DOI: 10.1520/STP25266S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5104-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1279-7