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How to Get ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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How to Get ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Step by step to getting ISO 9001 certification with GlenView Group, Inc

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LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- What is ISO 9001:2015?

ISO 9001 belongs to the ISO 9000 family which covers various aspects of quality management like quality compliance and improvement. ISO 9001 sets a foundation for your Business Management which includes continuous improvement, staff motivation, effective vendor and supplier management as well as improved customer satisfaction. It can be used by any organization regardless of their size and field of activity, whether manufacturing or services.

ISO 9001 mainly focus on improvement, customer satisfaction, supplier management through application of risk-based thinking. Applying risk-based thinking into your process approach brings many benefits to the organization.

Consultants at GlenView Group Inc. always find joy in helping and improving organizations of different sizes and different industries. Maya Primorac, President and Principal Consultant at GlenView Group specializes in ISO 9001. Maya's first-hand experience with quality management systems was on a flight deck of USS ENTERPRISE and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

According to her,

"Understanding the importance of balancing the bottom line with business best practices and quality standard implementation is an essential for long term business success and, as Consultants, we ensure to provide our clients with all necessary tools for success."

How to get ISO 9001:2015 certification?

To get certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management we assign a lead consultant who is a trusted expert with relevant business experience. Your lead consultant will guide you through the process of documentation, implementation and certification. The steps to ISO 9001:2015 certification are:

  • Before formal assessment, we will do a Gap Analysis to assess your current quality management system (if any) and analyze areas that need particular attention.
  • Document standard operating procedures and forms required by ISO 9001:2015 and your internal business processes.
  • Assist with implementation and training.
  • Conduct and Internal Audit which is also an initial practice for your certification audit.

In summary, ISO 9001:2015 allows flexibility to an organization to choose its quality management system documents. Documented information can be used to transfer a message, knowledge sharing or provide evidence of what was planned has been done.

The documents in the form of Policies and Procedures that your organization must maintain include:

  • Scope of the quality management system
  • Documented information necessary to support the operation of business processes
  • Quality Policy
  • Quality Objectives

The records that your organizations must retain include:

  • Monitoring and measuring equipment calibration records
  • Records of training, skills, experience, and qualifications
  • Product/service requirements review records
  • Records related to design and development
  • Product and Service requirements
  • Records related to customer property
  • Change control records
  • Record of conformity of product/service with acceptance criteria
  • Record of nonconforming outputs
  • Results of the quality objective data and analysis
  • Internal audit reports
  • Management review meeting minutes
  • Results of corrective actions

Although it seems like a lot, your organization most likely is already maintaining most of these documents. You just need guidance on how to collect and organize them to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.

Finally, it is important to know that certification audits are conducted independent from Consultants. Certification audits are conducted by an independent 3rd Certification Body (CB). As Consultants, we can give you a short list of Certification Bodies (CBs).

If you need further assistance, GlenView Group, Inc. also provides online training related to ISO 9001:2015 and other ISO standards. GlenView Group, Inc is a nationwide company based out of Los Angeles, California

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