Monday, March 14, 2005

Both standardization and excellence model organizations support the combined use of the ISO 9004 standard and the excellence models

Simultaneous use of the ISO 9000 standards and the performance excellence models has been interested also by the ISO standardization committee TC 176. Its subcommittee SC 2, through its Working Group 18, established task group TG 1.13 to develop guidance on "Promoting the use of ISO 9004 in combination with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA), and Deming Application Prize (DAP) management models as a path to Business Excellence". The guidance will be published as web pages in www.iso.org./tc176/sc2.

In this work especially the following performance excellence models have been examined and the ISO task group had a close cooperation with the responsible performance model organizations:

The International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA), www.apqo.org/iapqa_profile.php , has a large coverage of Asian-Pacific countries. Is is using the Malcolm Baldrige Model.

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