ISO 9000-2015 pdf free.Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary.
ISO 9000 describes the fundamental concepts and principles of quality management which are universally applicable to the following:
— organizations seeking sustained success through the implementation ofa quality management system;
— customers seeking confidence in an organization’s ability to consistently provide products and services conforming to their requirements;
— organizations seeking confidence in their supply chain that product and service requirements will be met;
— organizations and interested parties seeking to improve communication through a common understanding of the vocabulary used in quality management;
— organizations performing conformity assessments against the requirements of Iso 9001;
— providers of training, assessment or advice in quality management;
— developers of related standards.
This International Standard specifies the terms and definitions that apply to all quality management
and quality management system standards developed by ISO/TC 176.
2 Fundamental concepts and quality management principles
2.1 General
The quality management concepts and principles described in this International Standard give the organization the capacity to meet challenges presented by an environment that is profoundly different from recent decades. The context in which an organization works today is characterized by accelerated change, globalization of markets and the emergence of knowledge as a principal resource. The impact of quality extends beyond customer satisfaction: it can also have a direct impact on the organization’s reputation.
Society has become better educated and more demanding, making interested parties increasingly more influential. By providing fundamental concepts and principles to be used in the development of a quality management system (QMS). this International Standard provides a way of thinking about the organization more broadly.
All concepts, principles and their interrelationships should be seen as a whole and not in isolation of each other. No individual concept or principle is more important than another. At any one time, finding the right balance in application is critical.
2.2 Fundamental concepts
2.2.1 Quality
An organization focused on quality promotes a culture that results in the behaviour, attitudes, activities and processes that deliver value through fulfilling the needs and expectations of customers and other relevant interested parties.
The quality of an organization’s products and services is determined by the ability to satisfy customers and the intended and unintended impact on relevant interested parties.
The quality of products and services includes not only their intended function and performance, but also their perceived value and benefit to the customer.
2.2.2 Quality management system
A QMS comprises activities by which the organization identifies its objectives and determines the processes and resources required to achieve desired results.
The QMS manages the interacting processes and resources required to provide value and realize results for relevant interested parties.
The QMS enables top management to optimize the use of resources considering the long and short term consequences of their decision.
A QMS provides the means to identify actions to address intended and unintended consequences in providing products and services.
2.2.3 Context of an organization
Understanding the context of the organization is a process. This process determines factors which influence the organization’s purpose, objectives and sustainability. It considers internal factors such as values, culture, knowledge and performance of the organization, It also considers external factors such as legal, technological, competitive, market, cultural, social and economic environments.
Examples of the ways in which an organization’s purpose can be expressed include its vision, mission, policies and objectives.ISO 9000 pdf free download.