ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit - The cost-effective solution to developing your QMS (Quality Management System)
Organizations are increasingly recognizing that they need a QMS. Why? to satisfy customer demands, to gain entry to lucrative government / corporate markets, to better systemise its work processes, and to provide a solid foundation for addressing legal and other compliance requirements.
But there is also a need to do it quickly and easily - and with limited resources. If that is your situation, then ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit is the answer you have been looking for. It will help you develop your own QMS quickly and easily. With its unique combination of comprehensive guidance material, planning tools, and professional, sample documents, it will turn a daunting task into something much more manageable and rewarding.
“Quality Toolkit saved us a month or more of work”
Kevin Stevens, Project Professionals Group
Improve your understanding of Quality Management
The first step is to have a clear understanding of basic quality management concepts, and the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.
Fortunately, ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit includes a remarkable Quality Management eBook. This explains basic concepts and provides guidance in plain English!
Of course, It also provides a commentary on the clauses of ISO 9001 - in plain English!
The eBook has a chapter on the requirements of each clause in the standard, including: A Summary of ISO 9001 requirements, a detailed Discussion on various aspects and implications of those requirements, References to applicable clauses in ISO 9001 and other compliance standards (very handy for integration), One or more Case studies that explain how other organizations have successfully met the requirements, an itemised Activity plan that help you to develop your own to-do list., and links to numerous sample documents and other tools.
In addition, a series of smart Training presentations help you learn more about quality management, plus techniques and protocols for internal audits, risk management, and management review.
"Quality Toolkit helped explain requirements, and saved us a lot of time”
Brendon Badenoch, Kelly Engineering
Plan your QMS with confidence
Having learnt the concepts of quality management and understood the requirements of ISO 9001, the next step is to plan your system.
Your plan should establish the current situation, your objectives, and how to get there, and will greatly help to focus efforts cost-effectively.
In ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit, various tools provide you with the framework to go about that task methodically and with confidence.
Our Gap Analysis Tools are exhaustive checklists - to self-assess how your existing arrangements measure up to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, and then outline what enhancements will be made to comply with the standard. Versions are provided for a QMS using Qudos 3 software, a standard QMS, and an IMS (Integrated Management System)
The Gap Analysis tool will be your most valuable aid in planning your system.
To help you manage the development or updating of your quality management system, the System Project Plan divides the project into 5 key stages for:
Additionally, it provides a timeline for each item within those stages. The 5 stages are detailed in Activity Plans for addressing each clause of the standard.
ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit saves time documenting your system
ISO 9001 has some mandatory requirements for documentation, while other documents are optional.
Documenting a quality management system can be one of the most time-consuming aspects. Fortunately, that's another area where ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit scores heavily! Its comprehensive pack of sample documents are designed by our team of experienced and qualified auditors. Its tried and tested document templates are ready for easy customizing using Microsoft Word.
The documentation requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are much reduced compared to previous versions of the standard. However, some documents are still required, and most organizations also find it beneficial to include others in their systems.
ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit includes a comprehensive selection of sample documents, including: Policies, System Overviews for QMS and IMS (which replace the old-fashioned manuals) and over 50 sample procedures. Some procedures are in a traditional text format, and others include flow charts. These have been optimised for on-screen viewing. They incorporate features to provide easy navigation via automated hyperlinks. They also remain perfectly suited for printing,
In line with modern trends, ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit also includes example Process Plans for planning and controlling business processes - these may take the place of many procedures to offer a 'Lite' documented quality system.
Put your QMS into practice
You need to implement your system and the check that it is working effectively. Forms and checklists help to prompt action and are essential to record what took place. As you might expect, ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit is packed with ready-made samples for you to choose from. They include:
- Customer questionnaire.
- Contract variation forms.
- Supplier assessment.
- Calibration record.
- Corrective action / Improvement request.
- Inspection and test plans.
- Induction and other checklists.
- Training record.
- Master document list.
- Audit schedule and record.
- Meeting minutes (ideal for management review).
While most of the templates are provided for printed use, some examples are also optimised for on-screen completion using Form Fields.
It is likely that you will need to communicate with employees, customers, and other interested parties about your management system. ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit includes numerous sample Letters and memos for various quality-related subjects. These will help ensure a consistent approach to communications.
In conclusion, Qudos ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit offers the most cost-effective solution to develop or update your QMS.
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How can you get ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit?
ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit is included in Qudos 3 - the comprehensive software solution for an effective and efficient QMS or IMS (integrated management system also addressing other compliance and risk topics).
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