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Among other things, it states that Toyota abandoned ISO 9000
certification a few years ago, returning to their own Toyota
Production Standard. Last I heard, not being ISO certified any more
has not hurt either their quality or reputation.
I should say, however, that the latest incarnations have incorporated
process improvement procedures.
On 8/5/05, quills -at- airmail -dot- net <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> David is right about this. ISO only requires that you document what you
> do. Quality is your own low standard. What is pathetic, is that many ISO
> certified companies can't meet their own low standards. They often require
> ludicrous procedures to be fulfilled for the simplest processes.
> Complexity is often mistaken for quality.
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