ISO 9000:2005
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Quality management systems -- Fundamentals and vocabulary

This standard has been revised by: ISO 9000:2015


ISO 9000:2005 describes fundamentals of quality management systems, which form the subject of the ISO 9000 family, and defines related terms.

It is applicable to the following:

a) organizations seeking advantage through the implementation of a quality management system;

b) organizations seeking confidence from their suppliers that their product requirements will be satisfied;

c) users of the products;

d) those concerned with a mutual understanding of the terminology used in quality management (e.g. suppliers, customers, regulators);

e) those internal or external to the organization who assess the quality management system or audit it for conformity with the requirements of ISO 9001 (e.g. auditors, regulators, certification/registration bodies);

f) those internal or external to the organization who give advice or training on the quality management system appropriate to that organization;

g) developers of related standards.


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