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ISO 9001:2008 Requirements in Plain English

This page summarizes the ISO 9001:2008 Requirements with links to additional pages with supporting information.

The current standard is ISO 9001:2015. 
Learn about the current requirements for ISO 9001:2015 here

ISO 9001 Requirements Summary

NOTE: ISO 9001 references relationship to ISO 9004

Section 1: Scope Talks about the standard and how it applies to organizations and:

Section 2: Normative Reference

References ISO 9000:2005 which should be used along with the standard. It outlines the Quality Management Systems-Fundamentals and Vocabulary

Section 3: Terms and Definitions

  • Gives definitions used in the standard, outlined in ISO 9000:2005

Section 4: General Requirements Gives ISO requirements for the overall Quality Management System

Introduction to ISO 9001 PowerPoint Reviews each section of the standard

Section 5: Management Responsibility Gives ISO requirements for Management’s role in the QMS

Section 6: Resource Management Gives ISO requirements for resources including:

Section 7: Product Realization Gives ISO requirements for:

Section 8: Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

Continual Improvement

  • This is a critical piece of ISO 9001.
  • Measure/monitor your QMS
  • Follow the Guidance of ISO 9004:2009
  • Realize the economic benefits with the tools is ISO 10014

These tools will help you understand ISO 9001 and teach it to others.

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Introduction to ISO 9001” PowerPoint: Train your team:
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