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John Nolan

Practical tips for measuring your QMS according to ISO 9001:2015 clause 9.1

Most companies who have a QMS (Quality Management System) certified according to ISO 9004 or ISO 9001:2015 are accustomed to performing against set objectives and KPIs (key performance indicators), and also demonstrating continual improvement, which we examined in the article ISO 9001 – Where does quality management fit into your …

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John Nolan

How to sell your ISO 9001 consulting services

ISO 9001:2015 is the premier standard for Quality Management System (QMS) and business management, and, for many organizations, it is the “entry level” to enable them to compete for business through formal tender processes with large organizations. In addition to the benefits for the organization, we also considered employee benefits …

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John Nolan

Where does quality management / ISO 9001 fit into your organization?

ISO 9001 is the premier business standard used to facilitate the satisfaction of customers through effective operation of a Quality Management System. More than 1.5 million certificates were awarded in 2015 (source: https://www.iso.org/the-iso-survey.html), which represented a 3% increase over the previous year; therefore, ISO 9001 continues to grow in importance …

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Mark Hammar

How to establish process validation in the QMS

When companies are implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) using the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, there is often confusion when it comes to the topic of validation. People can get confused when talking about the difference between design verification and design validation, or discussing what is considered design validation as opposed …

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Strahinja Stojanovic

How much does the ISO 9001 implementation cost?

The cost of ISO 9001 implementation is one of the first topics that come up when deciding to get into the project, and very often, the main drawback because it is very hard to make a precise estimate at the beginning of the project. The price of implementation depends on …

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Mark Hammar

QMS Change Management in 7 steps

In any management system, it is important to control your changes to the management system, and there is no difference with a Quality Management System (QMS) created using the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. While QMS change management may sound like a complex activity, it can be thought of in quite …

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Strahinja Stojanovic

How to become an ISO 9001 consultant

ISO 9001 is the most popular management system standard in the world, and it helps many businesses to establish a QMS (Quality Management System) and ensure quality products and services, as well as customer satisfaction. Given that this standard is used worldwide, there is understandably a constant demand by organizations …

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Jelena Cice

Similarities and differences in risk management in ISO 9001, ISO 31000, and ISO 27001

Are you a beginner in dealing with risk management, or do you have a bit of expertise? Either way, you may have many dilemmas. Do you want to integrate risk management concepts into your organization using standards for Quality and Information Security Management Systems, but have no idea where to …

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John Nolan

Five tips to ensure your ISO 9001:2015 implementation is successful

An ISO 9001:2015 implementation can be a complex and demanding process, which may take from 6 to 12 months depending on your organizational size and structure and other influencing factors. Most project managers will find many challenges during the implementation phase, which we looked at in the article What are …

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John Nolan

How does ISO 9001 help maintain service levels?

ISO 9001 is the international standard that sets out the criteria for a QMS (Quality Management System) that allows organizations of any size to deliver a product that is of good quality, and consistent. It is widely accepted in the global business community that implementing ISO 9001 can bring an organization …

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