Quality Systems Development
Measure, detect, eliminate and prevent quality deficiencies.
Evolution of ISO 9000
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) began operations in 1947.
ISO's mission is:
promote the development of standardization and related activities throughout the
world, with a view to facilitating the international exchanges of goods and
services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual,
scientific, technological and economic activity.
1987, the ISO released its first core series of five standards on quality
assurance: ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 9003, and ISO 9004. Soon after,
countries throughout the world began adopting these standards as their own.
Today, more than 150 countries have adopted the ISO 9000 series as national
ISO series of standards are subject of continuous review and development. The
objective is to globally review these standards, internationally approve and
re-issue as appropriate approximately every 5 years.
series received its first thorough revision in 1994, including such activities
as harmonization the Quality System Elements, introducing requirements to
refocus systems on supplier-customer relationships, and addressing the issues as
a more user friendly language and the `manufacturing only' stigma within the
series. Organizations registered to the obsolete 1987 version were required to
upgrade their Quality Management Systems to satisfy the revised 1994 version or
risk having their certification removed.
ISO 9000:1994 series changed from the former 3 quality system models (ISO 9001,
ISO 9002, ISO 9003) to one model (ISO 9001).
newly revised version was released on December 15, 2000.
companies as well as government require that their suppliers be registered to a
quality system such as ISO 9001 - as a result, registered companies find
increased market opportunities. A company exhibiting compliance with 9001-2000
assures that it has a sound quality management system. In addition, ISO 9000
registration is rapidly becoming a must for any company wishing to do business
in Europe. There is a growing trend toward universal acceptance of ISO 9000 as
an international standard.
9001:2000 allows the Company to decide on what paperwork it retains as
"objective evidence" to prove that the Quality System is alive and
well. Smaller Companies were previously excluded from Registration to ISO
9000:94 because of the need to have a "Quality" organization
9001:2000 is based on a simpler system of setting business goals including
customer expectations and measuring them.
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