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ISO 10012:2003 specifies generic requirements and provides guidance for the management of measurement processes and metrological confirmation of measuring equipment used to support and demonstrate compliance with metrological requirements. It specifies quality management requirements of a measurement management system that can be used by an organization performing measurements as part of the overall management system, and to ensure metrological requirements are met.
ISO 10012:2003 is not intended to be used as a requisite for demonstrating conformance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or any other standard. Interested parties can agree to use ISO 10012:2003 as an input for satisfying measurement management system requirements in certification activities. Other standards and guides exist for particular elements affecting measurement results, for example, details of measurement methods, competence of personnel, interlaboratory comparisons.
ISO 10012:2003 is not intended as a substitute for, or as an addition to, the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.
An effective measurement management system ensures that measuring equipment and measurement processes are fit for their intended use and is important in achieving product quality objectives and managing the risk of incorrect measurement results. The objective of a measurement management system is to manage the risk that measuring equipment and measurement processes could produce incorrect results affecting the quality of an organization’s product. The methods used for the measurement management system range from basic equipment verification to the application of statistical techniques in the measurement process control.
In this International Standard, the term “measurement process” applies to physical measurement activities (e.g. in design, test, production, inspection).
References to this International Standard can be made
— by a customer when specifying products required,
— by a supplier when specifying products offered,
— by legislative or regulatory bodies, and
— in assessment and audit of measurement management systems.
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Why is ISO 10012 important for your business?
An effective measurement management system ensures that measuring equipment and measurement processes are fit for their intended use and is important in achieving product quality objectives and managing the risk of incorrect measurement results.
The objective of a measurement management system is to manage the risk so that measuring equipment and measurement processes could not produce incorrect results that are affecting the quality of an organization’s product. The methods used for the measurement management system range from a basic equipment verification to the application of statistical techniques in the measurement process control.
Organizations have the responsibility to determine the level of controls needed and to specify the measurement management system requirements to be applied as part of their overall management system. The present International Standard is not intended to add to, subtract from, or replace any requirements of other standard, unless there is a standards agreement.
The benefits of ISO 10012
- Improve Company and Product Quality. The measurement management system does not allow defective products to be accepted.
- Meet customer requirements and Increase customer satisfaction with your products
- Improve efficiency, reduce waste, and save money.
- Control of measurement process.
- Improve the consistency of your operations; there is no record of any unauthorized measurement.