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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ISO 9000 quality assurance standards Document Content ISO 9001 Standard for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing ISO 9002 Standard for quality assurance in production and installation ISO 9003 Standard for quality assurance in final inspection and test of product/service
Finally, ISO 9003 certification is most appropriate for companies that only inspect and test products.
ISO 9003 is the model for quality assurance in final inspection and test; it is the least comprehensive standard addressing the detection and control of problems during final inspection and test.
Recently Suwelack announced ISO 9003 certification for its process and quality control systems--one of the first companies on the continent to receive such a designation
ISO 9003 is simply a final inspection/test system, with none of the production or design elements required to support the term quality assurance.
The basic set includes ISO 9000, the overview document; ISO 9001, covering design, manufacturing, installation, and servicing; ISO 9002, on production and installation; ISO 9003, regarding final product inspection and testing; and ISO 90004, on quality management systems.
ISO 9003: For use when conformance to specified requirements is to be assured by the supplier solely at final inspection and test.
-- ISO 9003; model for quality assurance final inspection and testing
Respondents were asked to indicate whether their company is (1) ISO 9001 certified; (2) ISO 9002 certified; (3) ISO 9003 certified; (4) no certificates but preparing to certify in two years; (5) not interested in ISO certification.
Specifically, the ISO 9001 series of quality management standards is used by companies engaged in design, manufacturing, and after-sale servicing.(*) ISO 9002 and ISO 9003 are more focused or specialized and omit some of the ISO 9001 requirements.
BS EN ISO 9003: Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Final Inspection and Test, International Standards Organisation, 1994.
* ISO 9003 - Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Final Inspection and Test.