History of ISO 9000 - History of ISO 9000 and Quality...

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History of ISO 9000 and Quality Improvement By Dan and JoCeal Urbaniak Email: [email protected] (866) WQN-TODAY (805) 987-2199
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In The Beginning…. The quality movement can trace its roots back to medieval Europe, where craftsmen began organizing into unions called guilds in the late 13th century. This model was followed until the early 19 th century when factories came to be and there was more emphasis on product inspection. In the early 20 th century manufacturers began to include quality processes in quality practices.
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The Early Days In 1946, delegates from 25 countries met in London and decided to create a new international organization, of which the object would be "to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards". The new organization, ISO, officially began operations on 23 February 1947. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 156 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. (http://www.iso.org)
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Who and what is ISO? ISO is the (International Organization for Standardization) and is the world's largest developer of standards. Because "International Organization for Standardization" would have different abbreviations in different languages ("IOS" in English, "OIN" in French for Organisation internationale de normalisation ), it was decided at the outset to use a word derived from the Greek ISOS , meaning "equal". Therefore, whatever the country, whatever the language, the short form of the organization's name is always ISO.
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What does ISO do? The International
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