The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a Knowledge-based membership organization for quality professionals and related professions.
By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, ASQ has become the community for everyone who seeks quality technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world.
ASQ was founded in 1946 and has been regarded as the premiere resource for quality information for 60 years. Virtually every significant initiative of U.S. quality assurance movement can be traced to ASQ or its members. ASQ is a global organization with 254 sections throughout North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) and 26 industry- and function-related technical groups (Forums and Divisions)
The goal of ASQ is to be stewards of the quality profession by providing member value, and to be stewards of the quality movement by providing increased society value from ASQ activities. ASQ provides Knowledge and Information leadership, online in the Knowledge Center; in print the world’s largest publisher of quality-related books, journals, and standards.
ASQ is diligent about quality and its future. Periodic futuring studies give ASQ insight into future of quality in the pursuit of quality that will become more innovative, flexible, and quick to implement effective solutions driving business results and reflecting customer desires. Quality control professionals can’t be passive and must develop understanding of business, technical and statistical skills.