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Quality Management Systems - Requirements

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ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization

  • needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
  • aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided.

Where any requirement(s) of ISO 9001:2008 cannot be applied due to the nature of an organization and its product, this can be considered for exclusion.

Where exclusions are made, claims of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 are not acceptable unless these exclusions are limited to requirements within Clause 7, and such exclusions do not affect the organization's ability, or responsibility, to provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

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Claudia's Notes:
ISO 9001 is the document your auditor will use to certify you if you are going to become ISO 9000 compliant.  It will form the basis of your quality program.

While the standard was originally written to be a "cookbook" type of standard -- specific line items for you to meet to qualify -- it now relies more on the concept of continuous quality improvement (the "process" approach.)  This is sometimes referred to as PDCA, Plan-Do-Check-Act.

Do make sure that you are using either the 4th edition corrected reprint from 7/2009 or the original 4th edition from 11/2008 with the correction sheet (corrigendum).

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03.120.10 (Quality management and quality assurance)

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FSC Standardization Area QCIC (Quality Control/Assurance and Inspection)

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Nov. 25, 1999

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ISO TC 176/SC 2/WG 18