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What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is the international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), published by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). The standard was most recently updated in 2008, and is referred to as ISO 9001:2008.

 

 

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An ISO 9001 tool, like our free gap analysis tool, can help you see how much of ISO 9001 you have implemented so far – whether you are just getting started, or nearing the end of your journey.

 

 

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What should you do first?

Before you can start your ISO 9001 implementation, you must first understand your issues and where you have room for improved quality management. Then you can figure out where you are in the process. You might be just starting out, and wondering whether ISO 9001 can help you with your specific issues in your company.

Or, you might be further into your journey. With step one, you can clearly define your position so you understand your next steps.

More detail and advice in our ISO 9001 Blog

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Where does quality management / ISO 9001 fit into your organization?

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How can a startup benefit from ISO 9001?

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Case Study: Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 in a large organization

The purpose of this case study is to enable the consultants and implementers to better understand the transition process from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 in large organizations, regarding some of the more ponderous changes in this standard. The emphasis is placed on the requirements that appear, or are eliminated, ...Read more

What does ISO 9001 lead auditor training look like?

There is a lot of training involved when implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, and many companies offer many different types of training for those who will be involved in the QMS. If you look even briefly, you will find implementation training, ISO ...Read more

How to use quality control tools to improve your QMS

One of the key benefits of any Quality Management System (QMS), especially one that has been created according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, is to bring a focus on continual improvement within the organization. Continual improvement is one of the quality management principles that forms the foundation of the ...Read more

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