Implementing ISO 9001:2015 as a Powerful Tool
ISO 9001: 2015 is a powerful tool for quality management but care must be taken in its implementation to ensure that your company’s vision remains.
Any tool is only as beneficial if it is used properly. To be certain, any Quality Management System (QMS) requires processes. While these processes can yield increased quality they also have the potential to limit creativity and strategic overview if they are not tailored to the context of the organization.
What is Context of the Organization?
Implementing ISO 9001:2015 requires that the organization employing the standard define the environment in which the business operates. This analysis should include both internal and external factors. These factors may include:
- Type of industry
- Company Objectives
- Company Culture
- Degree of Innovation
- Customer Characteristics and Expectations
- Competitors in the Field
- Nature of the Market Sector
To be optimally effective these insights need to be gathered from people inside and outside of the organization. These include people at all levels within the company, customers, and suppliers. Once gathered an analysis can be made as to the function of the QMS as it best harmonizes with these factors.
As a company grows and evolves these factors can be revised and again used to reshape the manner in which the organization is implementing ISO9001:2005 to reflect these changes. This allows the company to manage the process instead of the process managing the company.
ISO 9001:2015 Flexibilty
One of the great strengths of ISO 9001:2015 is the degree of flexibility in implementation. This makes it a valuable and effective Quality Management System for large and small businesses alike for a wide variety of market sectors. The essential task is to ascertain how to best implement this powerful QMS.
CVG Strategy has over a decade of experience in helping companies reach their goals. Our ISO 9001:2015 consultants fine-tune the implementation of QMS programs to fit our clients needs so that they can engage in continual improvement while staying true to their goals, strategies, and identity.