The quality management standard ISO 9001 is nationally and internationally the most widespread and important standard in quality management (QM). Certification according to ISO 9001 is available for companies and organisations of all sizes and in all sectors, and forms the basis for the continuous improvement process of an in-house quality management system (QMS).
ISO 9001 lays down the minimum requirements for a quality management system which a company needs to implement in order to fulfil customer requirements as well as other product and/or service quality requirements.
A fundamental principle of ISO 9001 is process orientation. A process-oriented QM system follows all the important operational processes and puts them under scrutiny. This can reveal opportunities for optimisation even in well-run organisations.
IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies is the industry consensus standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. Classes of products are defined and include criteria for Target, Acceptable, Process Indicator and Defect conditions to support the collection of visual quality acceptability requirements for each class.
IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured, and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.
The IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. The standard emphasizes process control and sets industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products.
Defensive device standards are standards for defence technology devices and systems published previously by the Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement and nowadays by its successor, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, similar to the MIL standards published by the USA's Department of Defense. They are published in German and English.
One focus of standardisation is in the sphere of electromagnetic compatibility.
"VG96927-2 Grundtyp C" describes requirements and stipulations for the manufacture of assembled, screened multicore cables and lines.