Can You Explain Only The Background Of ISO 9000?


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Tcb kf answered

ISO is a set of international standards that guarantee
product and service quality. In 1987 International organization for
standardization created the ISO 9000 standards endow with guidelines to
implement and operate quality management systems.

The ISO revised the standards in 1994 and another time the
standards and published an updated version in December 2000. The revised
version comprises three quality standards, namely as, ISO 9000:2000, ISO
9001:2000, and ISO 9004:2000. The first one version presents requirements, whereas
the last two presents guidelines.

ISO 9000 standards facilitate businesses create in-house
quality systems and observe their existing quality systems. To develop quality
systems, businesses should first classify areas in which quality control is necessitated.
Next step is to recognize what amendments are to be made. After that, they
should implement the standard by updating and managing their new quality

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Anonymous answered
It's worth noting that the ISO 9001 is part of a range of standards. See the list below for the variations of the standard:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 9004:2000
  • ISO 9001:2000 (this is a merge of 9001, 9002, 9003)
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silver swan answered
ISO 9000 background:

ISO was initiated in 1947 to uphold voluntary, production, trade and communication standards. The organization formed in Geneva. The name ISO is a Greek word "ISOS" means equal and today it stands for International Organization for Standards.

Today, ISO is made up of 140 national standards bodies, has over 2,858 technical teams, 164 full-time staff, and has shaped 13,025 worldwide standards and documents. At the end of 2000, in 158 countries over 408,000 corporations were certified to ISO 9000.

ISO 9000 Development:

• In 1959 US Department of Defence created Quality Management Program MIL-Q9858.
• In 1963 MIL-Q9858 was renewed by DOD to MIL-9858A.
• In 1968 North Atlantic Organization (NATO) implemented quality program requirements divisions of MIL-9858A to produce Allied Publication 1.
• In 1970 UK Ministry of Defence adopted Management Program Defence Standard.
• In 1979 British Standards Institute made Commercial Quality Management Standard.
• In 1980 ISO TC 176 started to work on ISO 9000
• In 1987 ISO 9000 was available.
• In 1987 American Society for Quality Control implemented ISO 9000 standards.
• In 1992 NATO started to implement ISO 9000.
• In 1994 DOD and US Department of Commerce implemented ISO 9000 standards.
• In 1994 second amendment of ISO 9000 was published.
• In 2000 third amendment of ISO 9000 was published.

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