ISO 9001 consulting – The Need for ISO 9001 Consultancy

By | June 17, 2017

ISO 9001 Consulting

The Need for ISO 9001 Consultancy

It’s become an increasing challenge for many organizations to develop and maintain management systems. The pressures of daily workload and responsibilities combined with the lack of adequate resources and specific expertise in these standards are key factors that prevent organizations from implementing effective systems in a timely and cost-effective manner. More and more organizations are bringing in ISO 9001 consultants to help them implement their quality management systems. The obvious benefits are speed of certification, effectiveness of results and efficient use of internal and external resources. Read this article – Compelling Reasons To Use An ISO 9001 Consultant to learn more about how a consultant can help you.

Why Choose Us?

Let Ask Art Solutions help you with your system development or maintenance needs. Our consulting services cover the ISO 9001; ISO 14001; TS 16949 and AS 9100 management system standards. As ex-Certification Body auditors, we have helped dozens of organizations get certified to these standards and maintain effective management systems.

Our unique approach to system development focuses on applying risk management and productivity improvement techniques, that result in improved operational controls, performance and profitability. We help you get your management system up and running as quickly as possible so you can begin to realize the benefits of an improved system.

We can customize our services to suit your specific situation, budget and time frame. Review the consulting services listed below to determine your particular needs. We are committed to providing you with effective solutions at cost-effective rates.

Call us today at 905-593-8867 or email us at to discuss your specific needs.

ISO 9001 Consulting Services – Overview:

• Gap Assessment

• Process Identification and Documentation

• Organization and QMS Process Risk Assessment and Controls

• System Development and Implementation

• Management System Documentation

• Documentation Review

• Pre-assessment

• Support during the Certification Audit Process

• Continual Improvement Process

• Training

Description of ISO 9001 Consulting Services

Gap Assessment

We will conduct a review of your current management system practices, controls and documentation, to determine the extent to which you conform to those required by the specific ISO, TS or other standard. An audit report will be presented with our findings and recommendations.

Project Planning and Organization

We work with senior management or the implementation team to:

Review the findings and recommendations of the Consultant’s Gap Assessment
Identify, plan and schedule system development and implementation activities.
Identify and plan resource requirements for the project
Approve the proposed implementation plan and schedule
Agree on the scope of consulting to be provided.
Process Identification and Documentation

We help you identify and effectively document all organizational processes relevant to your quality management system. These include customer-oriented, management, product realization, resource planning, measurement, support and outsourced processes. We use unique process documentation techniques designed to add value and be easily understood and used by all employees.

System Development and Implementation

We work with your implementation team and process personnel to:

Develop and implement adequate controls and documentation for effective planning,
operation and control of all management system processes.
Create management system awareness at all levels within your organization.
Ensure methods for interaction and communication between processes are defined, understood and effective.
Establish and track appropriate performance objectives for key processes. We provide guidance on achieving these objectives.
Ensure appropriate records are maintained for all processes.
We use proven tools and techniques to help you develop a management system that can be certified in the shortest possible time as well as contribute to your bottom line in improved operational performance.

Management System Documentation

We help you develop and in many instances provide hands-on assistance in preparing your quality manual, procedures, work instructions, forms, checklists and other operational documents. We will work closely with your personnel in this activity as it is important that they understand, use and take ownership for these documents and implementation.

Documentation Review

If you have completed your documentation and need an expert review before you submit it to your Certification Body (CB), we provide this service as well. We have either prepared prepared or reviewed hundreds of quality manuals and documents, both as CB auditors as well as consultants. We make sure that all your documents conform to requirements.


Once the management system has been fully implemented and sufficient records exist to demonstrate effective performance, we will conduct a pre-assessment audit to determine whether your management system is ready for a formal audit by an accredited Certification Body.

We will present an Audit Report and work with your staff to determine appropriate corrective action for any non-conformances found.

At this time we will also make your employees familiar with the certification audit process and provide guidance on handling external audit interviews.

Support during the Certification Audit Process

We have significant experience with the external certification process. Early in the implementation schedule we will help you select an appropriate Certification Body. During the certification audit, we can arrange to be on site to provide guidance in addressing any issues or corrective action required by the external auditor. We guarantee customer satisfaction and we will work with you until your organization is successfully certified.

Continual Improvement Process

Your management system must be a dynamic process to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization. We can train your employees in problem-solving skills and techniques to keep this process robust and focused to ensure value-added measurable results and continuity of certification. We also have access to six sigma and lean manufacturing resources that can help you gain further operational efficiency and increased business profitability.  

If you need assistance contact us or call Art Lewis today at 905-593-8867 with your specific management system needs.

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