Articles & Editorials

Our articles, interviews and case studies explore a number of popular ISO 9001 topics. Some articles answer questions posed by Council members, others are inpired by the feedback we receive. All original research is our own.

ISO 9001 Self-Assessment Test

September 2021

ISO 9001 Self-Assessment Test

New to ISO 9001? Complete beginner? If so, check out our self-assessment test. It's not serious and only takes a few minutes, but it may help you determine how far you've come and how much more you need to learn.

ISO 9001 Remote Audits

August 2021

Remote ISO 9001 Certification Audits

Remote ISO 9001 certification audits were on everyone's radar in 2020 and it looks like they're here to stay. But what are they, how do they work, and are they right for your company? We take a detailed look.

Best ISO 9001 Resources

June 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best ISO 9001 Resources

The 9001 Council gives objective, practical guidelines on how you can find the best, most useful and praxis-oriented resources and support for your ISO implementation.

ISO 9001 Consultant

January 2020

Small Businesses: Should You Use an ISO 9001 Consultant?

How effective are ISO 9001 consultants for small and medium-sized companies, and what impact do they have on the company's Quality Management System?

Professor Dr. de Vries

February 2019

Interview with Professor Dr. de Vries on ISO 9001:2015 and Standardization

Professor Henk J. de Vries, a recognized expert in the field of ISO 9001, answers our questions about ISO Quality Management Systems.

Documentation Templates

January 2019

ISO 9001 Documentation Templates

ISO 9001 documentation templates can add a great deal of value. Should you use them? We give practical advice on selecting and using pre-written templates to create your ISO 9001 documentation.

Benefits of ISO 9001

September 2018

The Benefits of ISO 9001

An in-depth analysis of the benefits of ISO 9001 certification based on real-world case studies and statistical data.

ISO 9001 QMS

April 2018

What Is the ISO 9001 QMS?

A QMS, or Quality Management System, is a suite of business processes designed to generate continuous improvement in quality, customer satisfaction and efficiency.

ISO 9001 Documentation

February 2018

ISO 9001 Documentation Requirements

A QMS, or Quality Management System, is a suite of business processes designed to generate continuous improvement in quality, customer satisfaction and efficiency.

ISO 9001 Certification

October 2017

Maintaining ISO 9001 Certification

Maintaining ISO 9001 certification requires time and effort. In this article we provide information and advice about ISO 9001 continual improvement and how to maintain ISO 9001 certification.

ISO 9001:2015

March 2017

What's New in ISO 9001:2015?

ISO 9001:2015 is the latest version of the ISO 9001 standard. We explain what has changed and how it will impact you.

Summary of ISO 9001:2015

January 2017

A Summary of ISO 9001:2015

This easy-to-understand summary of all ISO 9001:2015 requirements gives management a good understanding of ISO 9001. The 9001 Council also explains the pros and cons of ISO 9001 certification.

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