Implementing ISO 9001 as a Quality Management System can improve your business. A common misconception about the ISO 9001 Standard is that it is a document nightmare. Actually, there are very limited document requirements in the standard. So, how can implementing ISO 9001 can make your company more competitive? Continue reading How ISO 9001 Can Make Your Company More Competitive
What does ISO stand for? What does it even mean? It appears that ISO means different things to different people. Learn meaning of ISO. Continue reading What Does ISO Mean?
Lean ISO 9001? To many of you this will seem like a contradiction in terms. The term Lean and ISO 9001 are not generally used together, but why not? Does a Quality Management System (QMS) have to be complicated and cumbersome? Do Lean and ISO 9001 Go Together? Continue reading Do Lean and ISO 9001 Go Together?
If you are thinking of preparing an ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) then where do you start? We start with a Gap Analysis to determine the gap between your current management system and an ISO 9000 conforming QMS. Continue reading What Is an ISO 9001 Gap Analysis?
In today’s hectic business environment, it is vital that every employee is on the same page, right? But how do we know if we meet quality standards? Continue reading How to Meet Quality Standards with ISO 9001
The old adage frequently applied to ISO 9001 is “Say what you do and do what you say?” Some organizations seem to take this to mean “Write down everything you do,” but that is really not required by the standard. The actual requirement is that processes are well-defined and responsibilities clearly communicated. Continue reading What Is a Lean ISO 9001 System?
The ISO 9001:2015 quality standard has a number of documentation requirements and specifically calls out 7.5 Documented information, which replaces 4.2.3 Control of Documents and 4.2.4 Control of Records in the previous ISO 9001:2008. To understand the difference, first let’s clarify the difference between documents and records. Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Document Control and Record Control?
Implementing an ISO 9001 Quality Management System can help your business. Two important topics covered so far were how it can actually help you streamline and simplify your document system (as opposed to the common misconception that ISO 9001 is a “document nightmare”). Continue reading Why Implement the ISO 9001 Standard?
In the aerospace industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers have historically dealt with a large number of often conflicting standards and regulations. The number and complexity of these standards,as well as the fact that they often conflicted with one another, made for high costs to produce aerospace goods and did little, if anything, to address the issues of quality, safety, and reliability. So, what is the Aerospace Quality Standard AS 9100 and how did it come about? Continue reading What Is Aerospace Quality AS 9100?
Developing an ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) requires a lot of effort to create a system, change employee behavior (management and workers), and obtain the desired results. Many companies have successfully built an ISO QMS, passed their initial registration audit, and later failed to maintain all of the documents, records, and quality process activities. Creating an ISO QMS is one thing but maintaining it can be just as difficult for your organization. Continue reading Need Help With Your Quality Management System?