The following list is a random collection of additional resources that may be useful when implementing ISO 9001 at small businesses and midsize companies.
The following websites include some excellent information on ISO 9001 and how to achieve ISO 9001 certification. The website of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is comprehensive but quite technical; the website of the 9001 Council is more praxis-oriented and easier to understand.
Website of ISO: www.iso.org
Website of the 9001 Council: www.9001council.org
Anybody implementing ISO 9001 will need a copy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Due to ISO's distribution regulations, we are not allowed to provide you with the ISO 9001:2015 standard. However, a downloadable PDF version of ISO 9001:2015 is available for sale from the ANSI Webstore.
The following registrars are familiar with our ISO 9001 templates; they also have excellent auditors and low prices:
PRI Registrar - USA, Mexico, Canada, European Countries, China, Israel.
DNV - other countries.
There are a large number of books on ISO 9001 available but we found all we reviewed to be unnecessarily complex and bureaucratic. Some people might get even more confused by them. Instead of resorting to books on ISO 9001, you may want to consider some of the training recommendations listed under ISO 9001 Training.
There are several software solutions on the market that can help you track audits and corrective action. Though many people think that ISO 9001 software will make their ISO 9001 quality management system much easier to maintain, we found specialized ISO 9001 software more of a burden. Except for very large, centralized companies, a good and lean ISO 9001 quality management system should be easy to maintain without specialized software. Our ISO 9001 quality manuals and forms do not require any specialized ISO 9001 software.