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ISO 9000 SERIES

Shashank Kumar 100921365

WHAT IS ISO 9000??---A BASIC INTRODUCTION


ISO is short for 'isos', a Greek word that means equal. It is a term meant to encompass everything that what we now know as the ISO quality management system stands for. The term ISO is now used in order to create a single, unifying term that will remain the same regardless of the country or region where it is being practiced. ISO 9000 is just one series of many ISO standards that are being used by companies and certifying bodies today. When people refer to ISO 9000, they could be referring to either one of two things: the major standard itself or the group of standards under this series.

What is the goal of ISO9000?


The ISO 9000 series is designed to be used as a standard on which organizations can improve trade by creating, refining and improving their key business processes. This, regardless of their physical location.

How does ISO-9000 work?


One thing to remember about ISO 9000 is that it is, at its core, a quality management system. It provides guidelines and a set of standards for organizations to follow and comply with. To obtain a certification in ISO 9000, an organization must first decide on developing its own quality management system (QMS) based on the ISO 9000 requirements. The standard itself will help regulate the processes involved not just in the creation of the QMS but also in its implementation. To ensure that the ISO 9000 standards are indeed being followed, monitoring should be performed regularly through internal and in some cases, external auditing.

What types of industries can benefit from ISO 9000?


The ISO 9000 standard is applicable for most business processes and organizations. It covers a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, servicing, processing, electronics, printing, banking, finance and accounting, telecommunications, fabrication, transportation, sanitation, product design, construction, instrumentation, engineering, insurance, agriculture, food processing, entertainment, forestry, electronics and consulting, to name some. This means that if your organization is aiming to obtain an TQM certification, there's a high probability that it will involve the ISO9000:2008 standard

SNAP and ISO 9000


What about ISO 9000? Perhaps the newspaper was considering implementing ISO 9000 at its production facility. ISO 9000 is an acronym for the 9000 standard series developed under the auspices of the ISO. The standard defines how a process should be documented in order to assure that everyone with a role in that process knows everything he needs to know to perform their specific role, which actions should be taken and where to find materials documenting the correct workflow. Included in this standard is management overview of the process to make sure instructions are being followed and that any deviations from these defined work instructions are documented and addressed. Implementation of ISO 9000 is also supported by SNAP. SNAP specifies coldset aim points and tolerances, along with proven best practices, compiled from across the coldset platform. An ISO 9000 implementation would necessarily draw on SNAP aim points and tolerances, and could benefit from adopting or adapting in full or part SNAP best practices that are also included in the specification. In fact, it would be possible for a newspaper or coldset printer implementing ISO 9000 to cite SNAP in its ISO 9000 materials.