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
Quality management systems are commonly — and wrongly — viewed as a “necessary evil”. That is, your company’s top management feels a ISO QMS project won’t have an immediate and positive effect on the bottom line, but they’re going ahead with the project because “they’re making us do it!” This, along with many other Quality mistakes, are the reasons why such projects fail.
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?
If a company wants to obtain ‘ISO’ certification, it has to implement a quality management system conforming to ISO 9001. Here are the step to create your management system conforming to ISO 9001. Continue reading How Would You Implement a Quality Management System Complying with ISO 9001?
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
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?
In the old days of Kodachrome film (before digital cameras) ISO was used as a measure of how receptive your film is to light as indicated by the numbers – 100, 200, 400, 800 for film speed. A higher ISO number meant more sensitivity, but more noise or a larger grain in the resulting photo, which in turn required more light (longer shutter or wider f stop). Continue reading What Is ISO?
How useful is your Quality Management System if the ISO 9001 Procedures Manual is a burdensome book, with tons of detail, but little real value? Continue reading How to Create ISO 9001 Procedures
Starting the ISO 9001 Certification Process
Getting ISO 9001:2015 Certification of your Quality Management Systems (QMS) that fulfills the requirements of the ISO Standard can seem like a daunting task, but the ISO 9001 certification process doesn’t have to be. Creating an ISO 9001 quality plan should be done like all projects. Priorities need to be established, responsibilities determined, and milestones set. But what priorities? What are the key milestones? How do you get started? Continue reading Creating ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems