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by Doug Anton and Carole Anton

The third edition of the ISO 9001 Survival Guide is a clear, concise book that demystifies the What, Why and HOW of ISO 9001 certification. This edition is more comprehensive, but still boiled down to just the information you need to effectively implement an ISO 9001 system that adds real value. This is a guide with proven, step-by-step methods for what often can be, but doesn’t have to be an intimidating and daunting process. The ISO 9001 Survival Guide shows in a user friendly and helpful way how companies can have a more successful implementation with less struggle and effort. Designed to help management and personnel at all levels understand and incorporate ISO 9001, prepare for registration, and navigate the audit. Illustrated and written in a simple and accessible manner, this book presents the ISO certification process in a practical, no-nonsense way.
Download ISO 9001 Survival Guide, Third Edition epub
ISBN: 0967217083
ISBN13: 978-0967217086
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Doug Anton and Carole Anton
Language: English
Publisher: AEM Consulting Group, Inc.; 3 edition (February 24, 2006)
Pages: 100 pages
ePUB size: 1554 kb
FB2 size: 1861 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 203
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Nice, small, compact handbook that helps to hang all the ISO 9001 parts together once you've reviewed the ISO 9001.
a total waste of money - virtually nothing to read, returned it immediately! If you wanted to learn about EVM, buy something else.
grand star
I found this book to deliver exactly what it says it is, which is a "Survival Guide." The authors nail this topic for me, which is a concise and complete overview of the purpose of ISO 9001 standard, what it is and how to get through an ISO certification with the least pain and the maximum gain. The focus is on small- to medium-sized business, and the book reflects a real understanding of what businesspeople in this segment are up against.

But what really appealed to me was the authors' emphasis on profits as the end goal of ISO certification. I did a quick scan of several of the available "intro" books on this topic, and I found way too much emphasis on ISO certification as an abstract "good thing," or primarily as a contracting requirement. These books treat certification as something to be gotten through with piles of paper that are designed to pass what an old partner of mine used to call "the thickness test."

The Antons take a different approach--emphasizing the competitive advantages and profit potential that flow from really incorporating these systems. When you approach it that way, the actual ISO certification is almost secondary. It is a natural outcome without the need for stacks and stacks of paperwork. For example, at the introduction of the chapter on the ISO 9001 Documentation Process, the authors stress an approach that involves minimum paperwork so that your employees will actually use and improve the quality system for the benefit of your customers and, ultimately, your bottom line. And, by the way, that same minimum paperwork process will be adequate for your certification. I don't know if that makes the Antons iconoclasts in the world of ISO 9001 consultants, but it sure is a refreshing alternative.
Anyone that has read a Standard can appreciate a document that is written in language you can actually understand. If you've made the decision to move toward ISO registration Doug and Carole Anton's "ISO 9001 Survival Guide" is the place to start. In less than 100 pages Doug and Carole walk you through what ISO 9001 is all about and the benefits of registration. The standard is explained in plain talk. They present various how-to methods to assist you in developing your documentation and planning your implementation. There are hints for dealing with the auditor and effecting the change in your organization. If you believe time is money then your investment in this book will reap you plenty of benefits.
ISO 9001 isn't supposed to be complicated. In fact, it works best if it isn't. I thought the Second Edition of the ISO 9001 Survival Guide was excellent but the Third Edition is even better.
This book has so little information in it that it is completely useless. I read it in 30 minutes, cover to cover, and learned nothing useful. I regret my purchase.