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Write a summary about "ISO 9001 Quality management Systems - Requirements"

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Summary: ISO 9001
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. It develops technical standards which provide support to development, manufacturing and supply of more efficient, safer and cleaner products and services. ISO provides more than 17800 standards which support all aspects of development like economic, environmental and social. The task of preparing international standards is done by ISO technical committees in liaison with international organizations, and government and non-government bodies. The most recent family of ISO comprises:
ISO 9000:2000 - Quality Management Systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO 9001:2000 - Quality Management Systems - Requirements
ISO 9004: 2000 - Guidelines for performance improvement
ISO 9002 and ISO 9003 standards would be discontinued in future. ISO 9001 and 9004 have to be used together but they could be used independently as well if organization requires. The standards are regularly reviewed and updated after thorough testing. While meeting requirements is necessary for organizations, the way they want to meet ...

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Quality management systems are examined.