How ISO 9001’s Scope Has Changed Over Time

ISO 9001, the famous quality management system standard, is generally regarded as a set of accepted, well-defined requirements for what a quality system should look like in order to ensure the quality of a company’s products or services. The truth is that...

ISO 9001:2015’s Odd Abdications

The ISO Directive for developing standards (specifically, ISO/IEC Directives Part 1: “Rules for the structure and drafting of International Standards“) carefully lays out how standards such as ISO 9001 must be written. For example, clause 4.1 of the...

Book Review: “Risk Based Thinking Handbook”

[Full disclosure: William A. Levinson has since filed a defamation suit in Florida court prompted, in part, by this review, which originally appeared on Amazon. He then engaged in a months-long defamation campaign in which he operated a number of Bahamas-based...

Surviving ISO 9001:2015 Published!

Oxebridge has officially published Christopher Paris’ latest book, Surviving ISO 9001: What Went So Wrong with the World’s Foremost Quality Management Standard, and How to Implement It Anyway.  The 600+ page book is available in e-reader format for...