The ISO 9001 aids in the standardization of the way in which an
organization intends to meet the requirements of its customers, follow manufacturing
practices and maintain records.
It requires the organization to set
down its objectives and commitments to, or its policy on, quality. Every activity of the
company must be identified and standardized, prescribing in detail the route and rules
that each procedure has to follow and the check posts that have to be set up en route.
These templates for each of the processes in the development of the product are set down
in the companys Quality Management Systems Manual.
The emphasis here is on the
prevention of nonconformity rather than on the taking of corrective action to amend it.