The ISO 9001 aids in the standardization of the way in which an organization intends to meet the requirements of its customers, follow manufacturing practices and maintain records.
It requires the organization to set down its objectives and commitments to, or its policy on, quality. Every activity of the company must be identified and standardized, prescribing in detail the route and rules that each procedure has to follow and the check posts that have to be set up en route. These templates for each of the processes in the development of the product are set down in the company’s Quality Management Systems Manual.
The emphasis here is on the prevention of nonconformity rather than on the taking of corrective action to amend it.