Specifications: Purchasing, and Quality Control, Fourth Edition,
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"Fourth Edition features four case histories of production and marketing problems caused by quality and communications gaps, a new perspective on the importance of bar coades, an updated and enlarged chapter on performance testing of unit loads and shipping regulations, new information on advanced flexible packaging, and more."
Table of Contents
Functional and marketing criteria in specifications; manufacturing and cost criteria in specifications; the buyer-supplier relationship; quality-control principles; glass container specifications and quality control; metal container specifications and quality control; plastic package specifications and quality control; paperboard-based packaging; flexible packaging; utilized distribution packaging; computerized specifications; specifications and quality control of bar codes. Appendix: technical and trade associations.
". . .a fund of practical information on specifications, their purposes, sensible limits, and economic implications. . .A useful feature of Leonard's style is to illustrate his points by working through practical examples of the effect of variations from specifications. "
". . .very readable and full of drawings showing the problems and their solutions in details. "
---Food Trade Review
". . .a good text on basic principles of specifications and quality control. "
---Journal of Food Science and Technology