ISO stand for “International Organization for Standardization”. ISO is a Non-profit
Organization and established in 23th Feb 1947. The head office is based in Geneva,
Switzerland, total over 170 member countries in the world.
What Is ISO?
ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System (QMS) standard developed by the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) that is recognized by its 170 odd member countries
The first version of Quality Management System is established back to year 1979,
it call BS 5750:1979 during the time. Here is the journey of Quality Management System:
ISO 9000:2008 (latest version)
ISO 9001 helps you to run your business more efficiently and effectively as well
as to achieve customer satisfaction by meet your customers requirements. ISO 9001
also helps to control company in more systematic way and ensure continual improvement
through the corrective and preventive actions.
For further understanding in ISO 9001, you are required to understand the ISO 9000
ISO 9000:005 Quality Management Systems: Fundaments and Vocabulary
ISO 9004:2009 Managing for the sustained success of an organisation
ISO 19011:2002 Guidelines for Quality and/or Environemental Management systems auditing.
Only ISO 9001 Quality Management Sysems: Requirements can be used in auditing process,
others are all for reference and improvement. Certificate Body (CB) are all base
on the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems: Requirements to audit and certify company.
ISO 9001 Family Series
The Benefits of Implement ISO 9001
ISO 9001 able to apply to all types of organizations does not matter on organization’s
size or business nature (product or service oriented organization), ISO 9001 help
organizations to achieve standards of quality that are recognized and respected globally.