Archive for July, 2007

ISO9001:2000 Registration

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Here are some useful tips on what you and your organization should do, and NOT do, during your ISO9001:2000 registration audit: 1. Make sure everyone has been trained and knows as much as possible about what their areas of responsibility. 2. Don’t lie. 3. If you don’t know the answer to a question, tell the […]

Do you really need ISO9001:2000?

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Do you really need to have ISO9001:2000? If you don’t have a customer requirement for such a quality management system, what benefits are there to going thru the time and expense of creating and maintaining an ISO quality system?

ISO9001:2000 minimum requirements for one person shop

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Let’s say you own a small shop that manufactures spare parts. It is a sole proprietorship with you as the sole full time employee. You want to streamline your manual and procedures as much as possible, to include only the bare essentials to conform to ISO9001:2000. You’re the only person there, you need to maximize […]

Quality Manual Prep: How Long Does It Take?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

The time needed for preparing your quality manual and quality management system can vary greatly. It largely depends upon the pressures you have to deal with.

4.1 General Requirements of an ISO9001:2000 Quality Management System

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

The ISO9001:2000 quality standard requires that you ensure control over outsourced processes that affect your product’s quality. How are you going to do that?