ISO 9001 for Small Businesses

ISO 9001 for Small Businesses is now available on ANSI’s Electronic Standards Store (ESS). This newly revised handbook, designed for small to medium-sized organizations, offers advice on implementing ISO 9000 quality standards.

This updated version of ISO 9001 for Small Businesses, offers advice based upon ISO 9001:2000,  which replaced ISO 9001:1994, ISO 9002:1994, and ISO 9003:1994. The new standard defines the requirements for a quality management system based on “the process model” and is aimed at achieving customer satisfaction and continual improvement in performance. The handbook explains the standard in plain, easy to understand language, giving examples to illustrate its application.

This electronic format publication is available for $42.00 in PDF format for fast download and quick access. By clicking onto the ESS link above, you can begin benefiting from this guide to the ISO 9000 family of quality management standards.

The handbook was written by a group of experts participating in ISO/TC 176, the ISO technical committee, which developed the revised ISO 9000:2000 series. Their target audience is the small business operator who has neither the time nor the resources to spend on ISO 9001:2000 training courses. The full text of ISO 9001:2000 is included in boxes, section by section, accompanied by explanations, examples, and implementation guidance in everyday terms.

In addition, the handbook includes the eight quality management principles on which the ISO 9000:2000 series is based, plus revised sections on the steps involved in setting up a quality management system – including how to get started – and doing so with or without the assistance of a consultant.