Revision of ISO 9001: The Main Changes

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Since its first publication ISO 9001 went through several revisions to keep it up-to-date and to consider the changing environment and stakeholder expectations. It was first published in 1987 containing a set of requirements grouped in 20 elements for quality assurance system. The first revision followed in 1994, introducing some minor changes like the distinction between corrective and preventive action. The revision in the year 2000 introduced a completely new concept, abandoning the element-based requirements and introducing a Quality Management Model based on a process approach. Again a revision followed in 2008 with very few changes without adding or changing requirements.

New Version of ISO 9001 on the Horizon

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Over one million organizations in 176 countries have implemented ISO 9001:2008, leaving no doubt that ISO 9001 is the preferred global standard for quality management. And rightly so: the standard …