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What I do for You…
Using my experience, I will guide you through your ISO9001-2015 project. Basic services include:
1) Learn – What do you want from becoming ISO compliant? What does it mean to be ISO compliant?
2) Plan – Develop a project plan that meets your company's needs.
3) Execute – Execute your plan which will include authoring/editing procedures; assisting with your quality manual; preparing for your internal and external audits.
What is ISO9001-2015?
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 could also help them get more business because many companies prefer to do business with companies that are compliant.
The ISO9001-2015 standard at the 30,000 foot level…
Plan to Manage Quality
ISO9001-2015 promotes the adoption of a process approach to develop and improve the effectiveness of a quality management system that will enhance customer satisfaction.
Quality management principles include: customer focus; leadership; engagement of people; process approach; improvement; evidence-based decision making; and relationship management.
Some benefits of process management are: Cost efficiency; Business agility; Compliance ease and visibility; Customer focus; and employee satisfaction.
Top management is ultimately responsible for their company’s quality management system. They must communicate the importance of quality management and create a corporate culture centered on quality.
Conforming to ISO9001-2015 requires companies to plan and implement actions to address risks. A sound risk management process will establish a basis for increasing the effectiveness of a company’s quality management efforts.
As a result, risk assessments will become a part of many of a company’s processes. The recognition of potential risk will kick off the risk management procedure.
A company’s process approach will help them achieve their goals and objectives in accordance with their quality policy and the strategic direction of their company. Managing their processes will increase their efficiency. It will help them make improvements based on an ongoing analysis of their processes.
Analysis and Improvement
Companies will continually evaluate their performance, their procedures and the effectiveness of their quality management system. They will retain documentation as evidence of their results. They will look for ways to improve their procedures and their quality manual.
Periodic internal audits will provide inputs to improving processes; improvements to the quality manual; and compliance to ISO9001-2015.
Companies will select and implement enhancements to meet customer requirements and enhance customer satisfaction.
The Objective of Compliance
To continually improve the effectiveness of a company’s quality management system so that it can provide the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Compliance should contribute to increased revenues and higher profits.
“In January 2018, we had an objective to become ISO9001-2015 compliant. We wanted to be compliant by the end of the year. We knew that we needed some help, so we looked for an experienced consultant to help us - we hired Scott Cleveland. He helped us create all of the documentation, procedures, etc needed to become compliant and managed the project. As a result, we achieved our objective of certification by the end of the year.”