ISO 9000

AAA

DEFINITION of 'ISO 9000'

A series of international guidelines for quality control. ISO 9000 pertains specifically to the criteria that needs to be met during the manufacturing process. These guidelines do not guarantee product quality, but merely the standards used in the production of goods.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'ISO 9000'

ISO rules and guidelines were established by the International Organization for Standardization. These rules first gained popularity in Europe, then spread to America in the 1990s. The certification process for this standard takes over a year and requires substantial documentation and demonstration.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Ishikawa Diagram

    A diagram that shows the causes of an event and is often used ...
  2. ISO 14001

    One of the subsets of ISO 14000. ISO 14001 pertains specifically ...
  3. ISO 14000

    A set of rules and norms for environmental management of industrial ...
  4. Original Equipment Manufacturer ...

    1. The original definition: a company whose products are used ...
  5. Factors Of Production

    An economic term to describe the inputs that are used in the ...
  6. patent attorney

    A lawyer with expertise in intellectual property law as it pertains ...
Related Articles
  1. Overseas Investing No Protection Against ...
    Economics

    Overseas Investing No Protection Against ...

  2. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room ...
    Stock Analysis

    The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room ...

  3. Wall Street's Enduring Impact On The ...
    Investing Basics

    Wall Street's Enduring Impact On The ...

  4. Playing Penny Stock-Like ETFs
    Stock Analysis

    Playing Penny Stock-Like ETFs

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  2. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
  3. Ratio Analysis

    Quantitative analysis of information contained in a company’s financial statements. Ratio analysis is based on line items ...
  4. Days Payable Outstanding - DPO

    A company's average payable period. Calculated as: ending accounts payable / (cost of sales/number of days).
  5. Net Sales

    The amount of sales generated by a company after the deduction of returns, allowances for damaged or missing goods and any ...
  6. Over The Counter

    A security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, etc. The phrase "over-the-counter" ...
Trading Center