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Using ISO 9001 to win public tenders – A guide for SMEs

SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are in a better position to win major public tenders than ever before. As public service and government organizations look to save money and encourage local trade, the trend is now to break down larger contracts into smaller chunks to allow SMEs to participate, thereby …

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ISO 9001:2015 benefits for manufacturing companies

Many organizations of varying types use ISO 9001:2015 as a recognized method of delivering customer satisfaction and controlling quality of product and service within their chosen sector. From huge organizations such as Richard Branson’s Virgin enterprise to local coffee shops, ISO 9001:2015 not only can be used to deliver improvements and help …

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Would hospitals benefit from ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is a universally used quality management standard, adopted by organizations all over the world to standardize and improve the service given to customers. The standard is used across all sectors of business, but is more prevalent in some than others. In my time working in both the electronics and …

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How to make your QMS successful with ISO 9004

For many companies, getting an ISO 9001 certificate is the main goal; however, implementing a Quality Management System represents only the beginning of the story. Continual improvement is one of the key principles of ISO 9001. The main reason and ultimate goal of improvement is to achieve and sustain the …

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ISO 9001 vs. ISO 13485

ISO 13485 is the international standard requirements for a quality management system for medical devices. Like many other quality management system requirements for special purposes (such as ISO/TS 16949 for automotive production and service parts and AS9100 for use by aviation, space and defense organizations), the ISO 13485 standard is …

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Training management

Improving quality through effective training

Very often when people talk about managing quality, at one point they start talking about training. However, that is not because clause 6.2.2 from ISO 9001 refers to competencies and training, relating it to quality of products and services. This is because the clause is logical – in order to …

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Seven Quality Management Principles behind ISO9001 requirements

Have you ever wondered why the ISO 9001 standard has some of the requirements that it does? Or have you wondered why a requirement is worded the way it is? By understanding the main principles behind the writing of the standard you can not only understand the requirements better, but …

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