The Deming Prize, equivalent to the Nobel Prize for management, has been awarded to Ashok Leyland for its Pantnagar plant. Located in the State of Uttarakhand, North of India, The city is a large industrial center devoted to the automotive industry. Ashok Leyland makes trucks and buses.
New edition of the ISO 9001 Standard
The AFNOR shop has released the new edition of the ISO 9001 Standard, September 2015. It is available on line for € 92.07 (VAT not included).
Big changes since the former edition, published 2008, can be noticed. First, the volume has increased considerably : 28 pages in 2008, 56 pages in 2015. Next, the sections are placed differently. But the contents are nearly the same. At the beginning, the "Process Approach" figure remains.
While the Deming Wheel had been mentioned briefly in 2008, the 2015 edition makes a full section of it, with a special figure. Unfortunately, the section is wrong, the figure is wrong.
Therefore, the Jean-Marie Gogue article Interprétation de la norme ISO 9001 au regard de la philosophie de Deming is stilll, more than ever, topical.
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting was held in Versailles on June 8th, 2016. The report is available in the Archives.
The monthly figure in February 2017 was 7 505 connections from single IP addresses, the daily average is 268. The most visited pages are the Western Electric Statistical Quality Control Handbook, the book Statistique pratique by Jean-Marie Gogue and the article L'école selon Condorcet by Jean Douchement.