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Now in its 4th Edition, this book is particularly aimed at students, newcomers to quality management systems and the busy executive with the overall intention of providing them with a user-friendly, very simplified, explanation of the history, the requirements and the benefits of the new standard.
Using this book as background material will also enable organisations (large or small) to quickly set up an ISO 9001:2015 compliant Quality Management System for themselves – at minimal expense.
ISO 9001:2015 In Brief consists of a number of Chapters covering topics such as:
What is Quality? – An introduction to the requirements and benefits of quality, quality control and quality assurance.
What is a Quality Management System? - the structure a Quality Management System and associated responsibilities
The history of Quality Standards - A time map showing how quality control has developed over the last seven centuries.
Who produces Quality Standards?– An opportunity to see how interlinked the various Standards Bodies are today.
What is ISO 9001:2015? - The background to this particular standard, how it has grown and developed over the years and what ‘Annex SL’ is all about.
What other standards are based on ISO 9001:2015?– Details of other standards that replicate or are broadly based on ISO 9001:2015.
What to do once your QMS is established– Process improvement tools, internal auditing and the road to ISO 9001:2015 certification.
This is supported by:
Annex A - ISO 9001-2015 - A summary of requirements – Which is an extension of the Chapter entitled ‘what is ISO 9001:2015?’ and which provides a précis (in quite some detail – but don’t worry, not too much!) of the actual requirements of ISO 9001:2015; an overview of the content of the various clauses and sub clauses contained in the standard: the likely documentation that will be required and a short resume of how these would effect and organisation. A cross-reference to the previous ISO 9001:2008 Clauses is also provided.
Bibliography– Containing: Abbreviations and Acronyms; Reference Standards for Quality Management Systems; Glossary of terms used in quality management standards; and of course!) ‘Books by the same Author’.