ISO 9001 ISO 9001
 

Overview


With the 2008 version representing the fourth edition of the ISO 9001 Standard, it is clear that the model itself has continued to evolve, in much the same way as it requires continuous improvement within firms seeking to comply with its requirements.   The focus has shifted from a product quality assurance model to a process-centric model directed at customer satifaction assurance. 

 

Regulations & Standards


 

 Document Description Comments
ISO 9001:2000 Standard – includes Annex A with comparision by element to ISO 14001:2004 and Annex B comparison to ISO 9001:2000.
ISO 19011:2002 provides guidance for auditing against requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards.
 

Related Tools & Topics


 Document Description Comments
A PowerPoint presentation prepared by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) providing an overview of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards. The presentation reviews what is covered by each standard, the process for registration/certification and information regarding the status of global adoption of these standards.
An article in the Harvard Business Review that studied the affects of ISO 9001 on companies (and employees) that adopted this standard versus a matched control group of non-adopters. The reported findings suggest higher growth rates in sales, earnings, employment and payroll for the ISO 9001-adopting firms.
A little-known, but very useful e-Handbook published online and jointly maintained by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and SEMATECH, a consortium of major semiconductor manufacturers, covering a great variety of statistical tools and techniques – including process control, sampling plans, design of experiments, etc.
IPC standards that are widely accepted within the Electronics industry.
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