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…

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…