ISO 9001 And ISO 14001 Management System Standards

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The spread of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management system standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 can be considered as fundamental management system standards in many aspects. The systematic set of requirements establish a common language between corporations as well as it may support the development of organizational performance with regard to quality, environmental and social issues. Since certification of the management systems is usually required by business partners, the number and distribution of certificated systems is an important national and international indicator of the state and development of the economies. The recent revision of the standards offer wider possibilities than before by strategic orientation, stakeholder orientation and risk-based…show more content…
From the 1960s this was not enough, the bottlenecks have moved from corporate effectiveness to market possibilities. Strategic planning and management became more and more important. However, methods and tools for controlling the operative processes still live today (see Evans (1991), Kear (1998)) and even those are essential. Development has been boosted many times: - The teachings of Deming (2000) shook up the management thinking in Japan and later worldwide. Extension of statistical tools and controlling approach to business processes opened up new opportunities, the concept has contributed to the spectacular development of the Japan industrial production (Tenner & DeToro, 1995). - There was a development of data processing by industrial application of computers in production control and measurement technology: time need of analysis, depth and possibilities of analysis or punctuality has radically…show more content…
The “internalization” of BS 5750 and BS 7750 standards to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 lead to a common concept and definitions worldwide (Rothery, 1995). These gave the basis both of standardizing of new scopes (occupational safety, information security, food safety etc.) and industry-specific quality management systems (e.g. ISO/TS16949, TL 9000). Due to the diversified development of the latter ones Koczor (2001) calls them “X9000”. Globalization is a key factor in the diffusion: - the globalization supported the diffusion of the standards (and nationalization procedure promoted the better acceptance on local levels), - the increasing number of certifies management systems supported the globalization by unifying the supply

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