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What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is the international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), published by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). The standard was most recently updated in 2008, and is referred to as ISO 9001:2008.

 

 

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An ISO 9001 tool, like our free gap analysis tool, can help you see how much of ISO 9001 you have implemented so far – whether you are just getting started, or nearing the end of your journey.

 

 

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What should you do first?

Before you can start your ISO 9001 implementation, you must first understand your issues and where you have room for improved quality management. Then you can figure out where you are in the process. You might be just starting out, and wondering whether ISO 9001 can help you with your specific issues in your company.

Or, you might be further into your journey. With step one, you can clearly define your position so you understand your next steps.

More detail and advice in our ISO 9001 Blog

What does ISO 9001 lead auditor training look like?

There is a lot of training involved when implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, and many companies offer many different types of training for those who will be involved in the QMS. If you look even briefly, you will find implementation training, ISO ...Read more

How to use quality control tools to improve your QMS

One of the key benefits of any Quality Management System (QMS), especially one that has been created according to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, is to bring a focus on continual improvement within the organization. Continual improvement is one of the quality management principles that forms the foundation of the ...Read more

ISO 13485:2016 nonconforming product – How to approach the post-delivery actions

Medical instruments are critical healthcare and life-saving devices that are meant for surgeries, implantation, and other medical objectives. Many medical instruments are reused after they have gone through the sterilization process. Any non-conformity in a medical device is simply not acceptable, even after its use or after delivery. Therefore, ISO ...Read more

How to make your investment in ISO 9001 profitable

Implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) using the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard is an internationally recognized way to focus your company efforts on customer satisfaction and drive improvements in your company, but this process does not come without a cost. For this reason, many business professionals ask what ...Read more

ISO 9001: Requirements for the release of the product or service

With the release of ISO 9001:2015, there are specific requirements for you to include in your Quality Management System (QMS) about what you need to do when you accept your products and services for delivery to your customers. At first glance, there seems to be more requirements for the release ...Read more

How to comply with ISO 13485:2016 requirements for handling complaints

Medical devices, implants, and surgical instruments are critical healthcare products in which consumers and practitioners look for high precision and accuracy. Therefore, during the production, sales, and other customer-related processes, complaints are a vital and integral part of this industry. Complaint management is an important part of customer relationship management ...Read more

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