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Volume 5 · Issue 9 · September 2000


A Look at ISO/FDIS 9001:2000 and Changes Since the DIS

On September 14, 2000, ISO/FDIS 9001:2000 began to circulate for a vote of approval as an ISO standard. Jeanne Ketola and Kathy Roberts, authors of ISO 9000:2000 In a Nutshell, write that this second revision of ISO 9001 since it was first published in 1987 represents a far more significant revision of structure and approach–and involved more attention to user needs. They compare the FDIS with the DIS (the intent of the standard has not changed) and provide an overview of the requirements in the five sections of ISO/FDIS 9001 that specify QMS requirements and emphasize the new process approach to quality management.