The Quality Plan

As your company is preparing to be ISO9001 compliant, you will be preparing lots of documentation.  One of those documents will be your quality plan. While quality is your goal, you will need to create a plan that will get you there. Set some target objectives that need to be documented and understood by the…

A Benefit from ISO9001 Compliance

As you are documenting your procedures for ISO compliance, you will learn a lot. Each procedure identifies activities that need to be performed and in what order.  These will be documented as numbered steps where an activity is performed before moving to the next step. Work Instructions You will write work instructions describing how to…

ISO Compliance & Software

ISO Compliance doesn’t require the use of software.  It does require you to manage your documents and processes which can be accomplished in a paper based environment. Paper Based Compliance Document management – Documents must be stored in a secure location.  Access must be restricted by a role, title or name.  Documents must not be…

A Culture of Quality

The benefits of ISO 9001 cannot be overstated. Even if your company isn’t interested in becoming ISO9001 compliant, a lot of good can be gained by following many of its principles. Develop a Culture of Quality A founding principle of ISO 9001 requirements is to improve customer satisfaction.  Increased customer satisfaction will help you retain…

Benefits of ISO9001 Compliance

The benefits of ISO 9001 cannot be overstated; companies large and small have gained great benefits from following this standard to discover cost and efficiency savings. Here are some of the benefits: Improve your Image – When a company is looking for a supplier, it is often a requirement to be ISO 9001 compliant in order…

ISO9001 Quality Manual

When your ISO auditor visits your company, they will want to see your Quality Manual.  Your quality manual is quite an undertaking – it could be 100 pages or more.  Not only will it take time to write, it will take time to edit.  It will live in a constant state of change. Writing your…

ISO9001-2015 & Technology

When your ISO auditor visits your company, they will want to see your Quality Manual.  They will want to see your procedures and they will want to see proof that you follow those procedures. Using Paper You will need to print out a copy of your Quality Manual for them to see. You will need…