No, you do not need to memorize the standard for successful ISO9001 implementation. You study the standard and distill requirements to your processes and introduce or improve practices based on those requirements. People doing quality control do nor need to know that they are applying clause 8.6 and they treat non-conformities according to the standard without knowing that it is clause 8.7.
I think that the process approach can be a great help in doing this because it allows an organization to draw a model of how it works, a model that people can relate to. Then, it is easy to distribute ISO 9001 clauses over the model. The model stands as reference, it is what people know.
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The following material will provide you more information about the process approach: