ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies the requirement for a Quality Management System. Organizations use this standard to provide services and products that meet regulatory and customer requirements. Being the most popular standard in ISO 9000 series, it is the only standard that the organizations can certify with. To go with facts, there are over 1 million organizations and companies in over 170 countries that are certified to ISO 9000.
Organizations, irrespective of their sizes and types finds that using ISO 9001 standard assist them:
Every organization that uses ISO 9001 is encouraged to transition to ISO 9001:2015 at the earliest. This is because ISO 9001:2015 not only includes organizations certified to ISO 9001:2008 but also those that are involved in training and certifying others.
ISO 9001 revolves around the plan-do-check-act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to document and review the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management. Specific sections of the standard contain information on many topics, including: