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2nd Edition

ISO 9001: 2000 In Brief



ISBN 9780080478814
Published April 5, 2005 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

A clear and comprehensive guide to quickly set up a cost-effective Quality Management System

Revised and expanded, the new edition of this easy-to-understand guide provides practical information on how to set up a cost-effective ISO 9001:2000 compliant Quality Management System. With comprehensive coverage of the meaning, history and requirements of the current ISO 9000 standard, the book explains how businesses can easily and efficiently satisfy customer requirements for quality control and quality assurance. Four years into the current version of ISO 9001, the new edition of this valuable book incorporates the hard-won experiences of working with the standard, together with direct, accessible and straightforward guidance that is proven to work.

New material in this edition covers:

• The Application of the Eight Principles of Management
• Audit Basics
• Compatibility with other Management Systems and Standards
• Comprehensive Summary of the ISO 9001:2000 Requirements
• Continual Improvement Methods
• Guidance on the Six Mandatory Requirements for Written Procedures
• Process Improvement Tools - including Six-Sigma Techniques
• Process Metrics
• Setting of Quality Objectives
• The 21 Specific Requirements of Management
• The Application of Information Technology in Quality Management

Table of Contents

Introduction; What is Quality; What is a Quality Management System; The History of Quality Standards; Who produces Quality Standards; What is ISO 9000:2000; How quality helps during a Product / Service Life Cycle; Who Controls Quality in an Organisation; What are the Purchaser’s Responsibilities; What are the Supplier’s Responsibilities; What to do once the QMS is established; Quality Management and Computer Technology; Annex A – ISO 9001:2000 – A Summary of Requirements; Abbreviations and Acronyms; References; Glossary; Useful addresses; Index

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'After ordering and returning several other ISO 9000 books, I found this book to be just what I was looking for. I find it very understandable especially for a comparative newcomer to the formal procedures of Quality Control. Having been authorized to see what ISO 9000 can do for our software engineering company, this book has provided me with a lot of enthusiasm for achieving a formal QMS.'
Stephen Maile, Denver, CO