This book deals with the fundamentals of specification writing and management. It is useful for anyone concerned with the preparation of standards in a world that is shrinking due to improvement in communication and where many specifications have to hold clarity when translated into other languages.
1. A Brief Historical Review 2. Current Specification Types and Their Purpose 3. Basic Specification Problems 4. Specification Faults: Group 1—Words 5. Specification Faults: Group 2—Ideas 6. Specification Faults: Group 3—Presentation 7. Case Study 1: Customer Specification Problem 8. Case Study 1: Customer Specification Problems—A Solution 9. Case Study 2: Manufacturing Specification Problem 10. Case Study 2: Manufacturing Specification Problems—A Solution 11. Case Study 3: In-House Acceptance Specification Problems 12. Case Study 3: In-House Acceptance Specification Problems—A Solution 13. Case Study 4: Control Procedure for Procurement Specifications 14. Case Study 5: Control Procedure for Incoming Piece-Part Acceptance Specifications 15. Case Study 6: Pointing to Specification Management 16. The Concept of Specification Management 17. Introducing Specification Management 18. Case Study 7: A Recent Practical Exercise 19. Word Processors and Document Preparation 20. Conclusions