Joseph Sorrentino is president and CEO of Lean Quality Systems Inc., Dana Point, CA, a Veteran Owned Small Business. For more than 25 years, he has been instrumental in implementing successful quality management systems for commercial companies and government agencies throughout the United States. His clients have included The Boeing Company, Allied Signal/Honeywell, the United States Army Corp. of Engineers and the United States Navy. Sorrentino is the author of “Configuration Management: Implementation, Principles, and Applications for Manufacturing Industries” (CRC Press, 2008). He is recently introduced a training program based on the AS9100C revisions that is now available at from Amazon.com and at www.leanqualitysystems.com.
The reality is that it would be pretty hard to say “no” to this question. To illustrate this point, I have taken a single new process and analyzed it from a nondestructive test examiner’s point of view.
Standards and specifications do not provide an enjoyable reading experience. There are no metaphors or similes as in poetry. There is no mayhem or suspense like you would find in a good mystery novel; no jokes as in a comedy; and worse yet, no plot or climatic ending.