ISO 9000


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ISO 9000

a QUALITY standard drawn up by the INTERNATIONAL STANDARDIZATION ORGANIZATION. ISO 9000 is identical to the BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION'S quality standard BS 5750. To obtain certification a supplier is required to establish, document and maintain an effective and economical quality system.
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Despite the world-wide popularity of ISO 9000, Bannock (1991) concluded that there was "no rush for small firms to register" with ISO 9000 since early criticism of the standard drew attention to the complex quality management procedures, which were thought to be inappropriate to the needs of small-scale operations.
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