ISO 9001:2015 is the current version of the standard. All requirements of this International Standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided. Therefore, this Standard can be applied to product and service industries (manufacturers, distributors, retailers, service providers, etc.).

Step One
Gap Analysis Assessment is performed on your organizations current processes the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard. This is generally performed by the consultant during one of the initial visits to your facility for usually one to two days. This step identifies an agreed Scope of Registration and the Implementation schedule.

Step Two
Registrar Selection Assistance - KQMC can assist you with choosing the proper registrar. We can recommend registrars that we have worked with and are familiar with their audit style and philosophy. KQMC prefers to work with registrars that perform a "value added" audit.

Step Three
Documentation development assistance will be provided in preparing a draft Quality Management System manual utilizing all of the data obtained in Step One.

Step Four
Documentation development assistance will be provided in reviewing and editing the Quality Management System Manual with your key staff/personnel to provide a explanation of the draft manual and discuss any changes. This review will also include discussing the supporting documented information processes/work instructions forms and any changes to the implementation schedule. The draft manual will be finalized based on the discussions and a final copy will be provided.

Step Five
Technical assistance will be provided in the writing, reviewing and editing of the documented information (processes procedures, work instructions, forms). Process Approach assistance will also be provided in the description of the interaction between the processes of the quality management system.

Step Six
Documentation implementation assistance will be provided to the organization. Once your quality management system has been fully developed and implemented, we can provide you with your initial Internal Quality Audit to evaluate the systems effectiveness. This will identify any system weaknesses prior to the registration audit by the registrar. An audit report would be prepared inclusive of any nonconformance’s issued with assistance in providing solutions to any findings or concerns identified.

Step Seven
Pre-Assessment audit is available to be conducted if requested just prior to your registration audit to determine your company's compliance to the requirements of the standard.

Step Eight
Lastly, a "Registrar" a third party will audit your company's effectiveness in the implementation of the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. If you pass this registration audit you will then be issued a certificate identifying your company as ISO 9001:2015 registered.

Registration is not a mandatory requirement, but it is definitely recommended as it provides assurance to your customers that you have an effective quality management system.

KQMC has assisted numerous companies of all sizes and all types of industries implement the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

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