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ISO 9001 - 2015

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify.

 

ISO 9001 was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries. The current version of ISO 9001 was released in September 2015.


What topics does ISO 9001:2015 cover..

  • Requirements for a quality management system, including documented information, planning and determining process interactions
  • Responsibilities of management
  • Management of resources, including human resources and an organization`s work environment
  • Product realization, including the steps from design to delivery
  • Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventive action

What are the benefits of ISO 9001

ISO 9001 helps organizations ensure their customers consistently receive high quality products and services, which in turn brings many benefits, including satisfied customers, management, and employees.

Because ISO 9001 specifies the requirements for an effective quality management system, organizations find that using the standard helps them:

It has been my experience, with several companies, that the culture change associated with ISO implementation is multilayered. The first and most obvious benefit is quality awareness,

ISO 9001 also provides financial benefits, such as cost savings.

QESI (Quality Evaluation Services International) are an ASCB (E) (www.ascb.co.uk) Accredited Certification Body. Talk to us to find out how we can help you understand the requirements for achieving ISO 9001 Accredited Certification.

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