Engage with home and export markets with the ISO 9001 : 2015 standard.

Is your company currently exporting or dealing with international companies in the Irish market?. If so,  you may find that most multinational companies are reluctant to deal with a company unless they can tick the box for ISO 9001 or a similar standard.  The ISO 9001 standard is essential for companies who wish to export as the standard is worldwide.

I have been applying Quality Management Systems now for over 30 years. When I started in this line of business the standard then was known as BS 5750.  I don’t have an exact figure but I have worked with nearly 700 companies who have succeeded in achieving and by and large maintained the ISO 9001 standard.

The standard has evolved and changed over the years, the latest change was from ISO 9001: 2008 to the new ISO 9001 : 2015 standard. The main difference between the 9001 : 2008 and 9001 : 2015 standard is that there is now a bigger emphasis on strategic management thinking and leadership.  This is very positive as it requires senior management to roll up their sleeves, engage with the standard and get greater value out of the standard. There is now a bigger emphasis on risk and opportunity.  This is a very welcome development as the outcome can be very practical and it ensures that the company plan and assess risks in their business and processes.

The process model of Plan Do Check Act now includes an assessment of risk. Defining the context of the company and the interested parties focuses the company.  For example, the owner or shareholders in a business are strategic.  The Quality Management System needs to address the needs and expectations of all interested parties.  Return on investment (ROI) is an example of this.  Failure to achieve an adequate ROI might lead to negative consequences for the business.

If your company needs to move from the 9001: 2008 to the 9001 : 2015 standard, a deadline to transition to the new standard is the 14th September 2018 . Failure to do this ultimately means your certificate is no longer valid. My advice to certified companies is to waste no time and engage with your certifier for ISO 9001 and identify what timelines are possible. The 2018 deadline seems like a long way off now but failure to achieve the new certificate may lead to additional costs, an out of date ISO 9001 certificate  and even loss of business.

To make the transition, start with a Gap Analysis.  Most of the certification companies have examples of such a Gap Analysis on their website.  This will point the way in most cases.  At the end of the day the transition needs time and work. Just making changes to procedures is not adequate.

I would highly recommend that if you are in serious doubt on what the transition involves better to ask rather than doing something that is not necessary.   Send an employee for training on an update course or conduct some in house training and get your team up to speed. These are running all around the country and here at Quality Services International we run such courses and ensure the course is tailored around your companies needs and requirements.

We all know the cost of labour and time, this can easily add up in the long run especially if a company lacks both the past experience and knowledge of updating standards. If you find the task of updating your ISO 9001 standard too overwhelming then perhaps you need to engage with somebody who has the expertise and know-how to guide you through the transition process. Achieving and maintaining the standard can open many doors and avenues for your business and is an opportunity not to be overlooked especially when you consider that more than 1.5 million companies and institutions worldwide who are certified to ISO 9001.

Achieving and maintaining the standard can open many doors and avenues for your business and is an opportunity not to be overlooked.

Have a query in relation to the transition of ISO 9001 : 2008 to ISO 9001:2015 standard? Contact Pat at pat@qsi.ie

QSI have guided nearly 700 companies in achieving and maintaining the ISO 9001 standard. Enroll on our one day course which focuses on implementing the ISO 9001 standard and transitioning your Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015.

ISO update course. Improve your knowledge of standards. Does your company need to improve knowledge of iso 9001 2015 standard. Inhouse training available

Next Course – October 10th 2017 9am – 5pm Mallow Business Park

Cost: €300 P.P. Booking essential to guarantee your space on this course. A confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours of booking. Click ‘Buy Now’ and you will be directed to Paypal where you will have the option to pay by PayPal or Credit / Laser Card.

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OBJECTIVESAGENDAFOR WHOM?COURSE TUTORCOURSE FEES?QUALIFICATION/CERTIFICATION RECEIVED
  • Understand the new structure of ISO 9001
  • Understand the requirements of Annex SL
  • Understand the new requirements of ISO 9001
  • Be able to assess the work required to bring your own QMS into line with the proposed changes
  • Understand the proposed timeline for the changes
  • Objectives
  • Timelines
  • Annex SL
  • Plan – Do – Check – Act Process Control
  • Quality Management Principles
  • Annex SL Structures.
  • Significant Modifications
  • The Changes from ISO 9001 2008.
  • Examples.
  • Introduction to Risk based thinking.
  • Recognising the gaps in your current system.
  • Implementation process.
  • Some thoughts on Auditing within the new Standard.
This course is intended for Attendees who are planning to Transition their Quality Management System to ISO 9001 2015 or who are implementing the Standard.

Pat McCarthy – Managing Director

– 25 years as a management consultant
– QQI Training Provider
– Lead Auditor of Quality Systems
– Independent third party auditor

Specialties:

– Quality Management
– Environmental Management
– Health & Safety Management
– Develops integrated systems
– Quality audits – first, second & third party

Cost: €300 P.P. Booking essential to guarantee your space on this course. A confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours of booking. Click ‘Buy Now’ and you will be directed to Paypal where you will have the option to pay by PayPal or Credit / Laser Card.

 or ENQUIRE HERE 

Certificates of completion will be issued to all participants on successful course completion.

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To discuss your requirements call now on 086 042 2343, email us on training@qsi.ie or complete our contact form choosing ‘ISO 9001 : 2015’ as your course enquiry type.