Date of Award

Fall 1997

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Engineering Management & Systems Engineering


Engineering Management

Committee Director

Resit Unal

Committee Member

Derya A. Jacobs

Committee Member

Abel A. Fernandez

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.E555 B34


International competition among metrology laboratories, as well as their customers, has intensified the incentive to seek either accreditation to ISO Guide 25 or ISO 9000 quality system registration for the laboratory. The debate continues as to which is more beneficial to the laboratory and its customers once the decision is made to pursue one or the other. This study addresses the advantages and limitations of each, and how best to prepare for complying with ISO standards. The literature was reviewed and ISO certification experts were questioned about these issues. The results were combined with new applications of existing operations research techniques to develop a strategy for metrology laboratories in their quest for ISO compliance and validation.


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