Origin and evolution of the ISO 9000 standard


In this chapter the origin and evolution of ISO 9000 standards are presented and the main changes of each revision are discussed.

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ISO 9000

ISO 9001

ISO 9002

ISO 9004

ISO 14001

In 1979 a new ISO technical committee was approved: ISO/ TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance. This committee published its first standards in 1987. ISO standards are usually assigned a catalogue number automatically. However, when the first quality standard was ready, ISO was approaching a total of 9,000 published standards and it was decided to confer the quality assurance series on the next available round figure. The ISO 9000 series was intended to harmonise the large ...

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