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What is the Difference Between ISO 9000 and ISO 9001?

ISO 9000 is a family of standards that describe a Quality Management System. ISO 9001 is the document that contains the requirements. Companies register to ISO 9001. The other documents are very important and helpful in developing and improving quality management systems. The family of documents include:

ISO 9000: Quality Management Systems-Vocabulary

ISO 9001:Quality Management Systems-Requirements

ISO 9004:Quality Management Systems-Guidelines for Improvements

In the past there were also documents ISO 9002 and ISO 9003. These became obsolete when the 2000 revision of the standard was released. Companies can no longer register to ISO 9002 or ISO 9003.

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