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ISO 9001 Consulting – How to select an ISO 9001 consultant

ISO 9001 Consulting How To Select And Use An ISO 9001 Consultant 1. What are the benefits of using an Consultant? Companies hire consultants for many reasons. An organization may lack the specific expertise, time, experience, or objectivity to perform the QMS development work without outside assistance. A quality management system (QMS) consultant will: ·… Read More »

ISO 9001 Consulting-Compelling reasons to use an ISO 9001 consultant

ISO 9001 Consulting ISO 9001 Consulting-Compelling reasons to use an ISO 9001 consultant When we market ISO 9001 Consultancy services, business owners often ask, “explain exactly how we benefit from employing your services?” Good question. Implementing an ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) can provide significant benefits to your company. To realize these benefits, a… Read More »

ISO 9001 Consulting-How to select a certification body (Registrar)

ISO 9001 Consulting How to select a certification body (Registrar) Auditing is an art that is subject to variation among auditors and Certification Bodies (CB’s). Auditor interpretation of requirements and their consistency may have a significant impact on your organization. You need to understand their position on issues important to your business. You want auditors… Read More »

ISO 9001 Requirements-What is the process approach?

Understanding ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9001 Process Approach What is the definition of a process? A “Process” can be defined as a “Set of interrelated or interacting activities, which transforms inputs into outputs”. These activities require allocation of resources such as people and materials. What is the definition of the ‘process approach’? The application of a… Read More »

ISO 9001 Requirements-What are outsourced processes?

ISO 9001 Requirements ISO 9001 Requirements-What are outsourced processes? What is the definition of an outsourced process? An “outsourced process” is a process that the organization has identified as being needed for its operations and quality management system (QMS), but one which it has chosen to be carried out by an external provider outside the… Read More »

ISO 9001 Consulting-What are process variables?

ISO 9001 Consulting QMS Process Variables QMS Variable  Variable Attributes Materials – Raw materials, wip, & finished goods – Inventory management – Non production materials & supplies – Inspections & Tests – Standards & Specifications – Supplier Management – Identification & Traceability – Handling & Preservation Machine – Production equipment & technology – Engineering &… Read More »

ISO 9001 Consulting-Framework for a Process Audit Checklist

ISO 9001 Consulting How To Create and Use ISO 9001 Process Audit Checklists ISO 9001 places heavy emphasis on using a process based approach to implementing your quality management system. To understand what this means, read “Process Approach”. Internal audits are a necessary tool to monitor and maintain the health of management systems. Audits are… Read More »

ISO 9001 Consulting-What are process measureables?

ISO 9001 Consulting Process Measurables QMS Process Metric/Measurable Sales – Incomplete inquiry checklist – Late cost estimates – Revisions to proposals – Incorrect order information – Incomplete/inaccurate database – Sales order entry errors Production – Rework & repair – Excessive cycle time – Unscheduled machine downtime – Excessive variation – Inefficient set-ups/changeovers – Lost time… Read More »