An effective ISO 9001:2000 quality management system, driven by a fully compliant quality manual, is key in meeting ISO 9000 quality standards and a must for obtaining ISO certification. Written by an RAB certified quality management systems lead auditor, with forty years of industrial experience – who has a 10-year track record in either the consultation or auditing support of over one-hundred ISO certified organizations – this book provides you with the design principles and techniques for implementing an effective quality management system.
The book describes the design rules required to document, implement, and demonstrate quality management system effectiveness in compliance with the latest version of the ISO 9000 International Standard. This systematic and engineering approach simplifies the many complexities in maintaining compliance with ISO standards. This hands-on guide is packed with tips and insights the author has garnered from personally designing quality management systems that integrate organizational strategy with quality management. Moreover, the book helps you create meaningful documentation and a user-friendly, informative quality manual that together form the core of an effective and responsive quality management system.
Text describes the design rules required to document, implement, and demonstrate quality management system effectiveness in compliance with the latest version of the ISO 9000 International Standard.
The pursuit of product quality requires that an organization create a quality framework. The ISO 9001:2000 quality management system (QMS) is an internationally established quality framework. This book is designed to assist an organization to structure an ISO 9001:2000 QMS on some well-established documentation and implementation concepts that have been proven to be effective based on ten years of intensive consulting and auditing experiences with 106 ISO 9000–certified organizations. The intent of this exercise is to provide the reader with a reasonable probability of maximized organizational productivity when the ISO 9001:2000 system is implemented.
About the Author
Jay J. Schlickman is an RAB certified quality management systems lead auditor; an RAB qualified ISO 9001:2000 auditor; a certified Canadian medical devices conformity assessment system auditor; and quality management systems consultant based in Lexington MA. He received his B.S. and M.S. in physics from Northeastern University. He is a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the American Physical Society (APS), and a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).