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ISO 9001:2015 : A Pocket Guide

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ISO 9001:2015 : A Pocket Guide

ISO 9001:2015 : A Pocket Guide
by Steve Watkins and Nick Orchiston
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1849288119 | 61 Pages | True PDF | 0.7 MB

The success – or failure – of all businesses largely depends on the quality of the products and services they supply. This, in turn, depends on finding the right balance between investment and returns. Develop goods and services that are of too low a standard and no one will buy them; put too much into creating high-quality products and services and you may price yourself out of the market in an attempt to recover your costs. This is where quality management comes in.

A quality management system (QMS) establishes process-driven methods of producing and delivering products and services with consistent results. Assuming your QMS processes are effective, your products and services will meet the expected quality levels every time, giving you greater control over production costs and increasing customer satisfaction.

Currently used by more than 1.1 million organisations worldwide, the international standard ISO 9001:2015 is the world’s most established quality framework. It specifies the best-practice requirements for a QMS that organisations can use to:
• demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements;
• enhance customer satisfaction;
• manage costs and improve efficiency.

An ISO 9001-compliant QMS is adaptable, continually improves to meet organisational and market requirements, and includes processes for the assurance of conformity and applicable regulatory requirements.