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…

ISO9001-2015

ISO9001-2015 calls for the adoption of a quality management system [QMS].  It is a strategic decision for an organization that can help to improve its overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives.  Just being ISO compliant can also increase revenues through efficiencies and the ability to market your compliance. The potential…

ISO9001 calls for a Process Approach

The ISO9001-2015 standard calls for the adoption of a process approach to the creation and the management of a QMS [Quality Management System]. The typical QMS addresses all of the processes that compose a company’s ‘quote to collect’ process.  These processes are inter-related in that they are likely to impact another process within ‘quote to…

ISO Compliance is an Ongoing Endeavor

ISO9001-2015 is not just about quality management, it is a mindset of product lifecycle quality and a culture that needs to be propagated throughout your company. ISO compliance is not a onetime activity. ISO leans heavily on business process management.  It is an ongoing process documenting, improving, measuring, improving, measuring, and improving your procedures. Change…

ISO Risk Management & your Supply Chain

A big part of ISO9001-2015 is risk management.  Once your company is ISO9001-2015 compliant, how do you manage your supply chain?  As you might imagine, they introduce new elements of risk. ISO guide 73 states that risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives.  That effect may be positive, negative or a deviation from what…

Preparing for your ISO9001-2015 Audit

The focus of ISO9001-2015 is the adoption of a quality management system.  Compliance with ISO9001-2015 is a strategic decision for a manufacturing organization that can help to improve its overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives.  It can also help increase sales. ISO9001-2015 calls for roughly 40 procedures to be written…