The benefits of an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
What are the benefits of implementing a Quality Management System ?
There are numerous reasons for implementing a professional Quality Management System (QMS). Typically the implementation instils disciplines and controls, it can help reduce costs and streamline your processes and procedures.
Systems also aid the identification of non complying areas, which allows greater monitoring and measurement, cutting costs and improving customer and other interested parties demands.
Once you have a documented system in place this will inevitably lead to :
- Improved document and record control. Your staff should be able to locate documents and records without any delay. Controls and mechanisms will be implemented to drive this improvement.
- Increased business opportunities from ISO 9001:2015 certification. Many companies use ISO 9001:2015 as a bench mark for selection of suppliers and sub-contractors. So if you don’t have ISO 9001:2015 certification and your competitors do have certification, which supplier is your client likely to choose?
- Improved leadership from top management through all levels of the business. Successful QMS is driven by the Managing Director, CEO, President or who ever is the most senior management representative. The standards help drive greater involvement of staff, which in turn makes them feel more empowered to make decisions to benefit the business based on the QMS requirements.
- Training, awareness and competence will be enhanced as the standard requires these areas to be reviewed and controlled. Cross training and skills awareness help the business to utilise the skills of all the staff, and reduce costs on the need for agency staff.
- Certification is recognised internationally. So if you are looking to grow your business overseas, the ISO 9001:2015 Standard is a great way of demonstrating that you have a fully audited system that meets the requirements expected from potential clients.
- Supplier partnerships can be developed using the ISO system, this helps improve supplier performance, improves monitoring and helps reduce errors on both sides.
- Internal auditing helps to keep your system on track.
Your next step to ISO 9001:2015 certification :
- We will send one of our consultants to visit you to carry out a gap analysis against your current documented system and advise on areas considered as non complaint.
- Implementation of the required improvements needs to be carried out. We can offer templates and other documents to help you ensure compliance to the standards.
- When you have implemented improvements we will send one of our auditors to check the improvements have been carried out and that your system is complaint. We will then issue you with your certificate of compliance to show ISO 9001:2015 success.
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