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Mini-Quiz: ISO 9000 Compliance versus Certification

by Ron Kurtus (revised 10 March 2001)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. When is certification necessary?

Your major suppliers are certified

It is never necessary unless you want it

Your major customers require it

2. What do some ISO 9000 certified companies try to do?

Some try to bypass the ISO 9000 requirements

Some try to be audited at least once a month

Some try to advertise they are certified but they fail doing so

3. When should compliance to ISO 9000 be sufficient?

You are trying to cut corners

You have already implemented TQM

You want good operations but don't need to be certified

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Improving your Business with ISO 9000. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


ISO Online - International Organization for Standardization website

ISO Standards Translated in Plain English - Extensive listing

ISO 9000 Certification Information - Good listing of ISO 9000 resources

ISO 9000 References and Resources


Top-rated books on ISO 9000

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