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The American Society for Quality

ASQ is a society of individual and organizational members dedicated to the ongoing, development, advancement, and promotion of quality concepts, principles, and techniques.  Thats the official line. But dont get the idea ASQ is just for quality engineers or auditors. ASQ has products, services, andmost of allinformation to help people in all walks of life grapple with perplexing issues like total quality management, benchmarking, productivity, and more.

ASQ was founded in 1946 with the merger of several local quality societies scattered across the United States. These groups were formed to share information about statistical quality control after classes on that subject were held during World War II to improve and maintain the quality of defense materials.

Since then, ASQ has grown to more than 130,000 individual and 1,000 organizational members. Most of the quality methods now used throughout the worldincluding statistical process control, quality cost measurement and control, total quality management, and zero defectswere initiated by ASQ members.

ASQs vision is to advance individual and organizational performance excellence worldwide by providing opportunities for learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange. What that comes down to is meeting the needs of people for information related to quality.

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