ISO 9001 management responsibility

Any enterprise operating on the basis of modern management principles needs to define its objectives. The broad methodology for achieving these objectives in the form of a corporate policy. As has been seen in earlier chapters, quality is an important element in the success of an enterprise. A corporate policy document should therefore visibly demonstrate top management’s commitment to the […]

Continue reading »

Document and data control ISO 9001

Clause 4.5 of ISO 9001 requires the supplier to establish and maintain documented procedures to control all documents and data pertinent to the quality system. The aim of this clause of the standard is to ensure that only authentic documents and data are used and that these are readily available to the personnel performing various tasks affecting the quality of […]

Continue reading »

Corrective and preventive action ISO 9001

Clause 4.14, which serves as the basis for quality improvement, is one of the most important clauses of the ISO 9001 standard. The 1994 revision has made the clause more comprehensive in that. It also covers preventive action, and the effective handling of customer complaints and reports of product nonconformities. Corrective action It will be impracticable for manufacturing enterprises experiencing […]

Continue reading »

1994 versions of ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003

The 1994 versions of the quality assurance standards ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003 specify three sets of quality system requirements. It can be used for external quality assurance purposes. The requirements in these external quality assurance standards are viewed as minimum good-business practices for a supplying company in any industry. The requirements are stated mainly in terms of […]

Continue reading »

Significant changes in the ISO 9001:1994 revision

The significant changes in the ISO 9001:1994 revision are given below : Significant changes in ISO 9001:1994 Management responsibility: The relevance of the quality policy to customer expectations and needs as well as to the suppliers internal organizational goals has been enhanced. The clause emphasizes the need to address process and quality system problems, rather than only the nonconformity of […]

Continue reading »