Basic functions of ISO 9001 2000

Simply stated, the ISO 9001 2000 standard defines how a compliant organisation operates its Quality Management System (Business Management System).

The ISO 9000 standard is broad enough to cover many different kinds of Quality Management Systems in many different industries. Yet they can be used to achieve some very specific definitions about the way the organisation works.

The ISO 9000 series of standards was developed for contractual business relationships when a supplier and its customer are based in different countries, but subsequently it has also become a standard way of conducting business between organisations be they at home or abroad .

The goal of ISO 9001 2000 is to increase customer confidence in the quality management system used by their suppliers.

The standard is designed to:

  • Establish consistent language and terminology between businesses.
  • Provide baseline quality practices that are accepted internationally.
  • Reduce the need for costly on-site supplier assessments.

    So in short:

    An ISO 9001 2000 registered organisation is telling its customers that it operates its business in an internationally recognised way and that its functions have been assessed by an independent organisation.

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