Everybody knows what ‘quality’ means and, these days, we all expect the best quality – for the best price. So, whatever the product or service – from muffins to motor cars – it’s up to the business owner to ensure the quality is there.
But there seems to be a bit of confusion over the true definition of a quality assurance management system in Queensland.
What some call a management system, is actually just a management plan. And while the latter forms a good basis for developing a full system, it does not count towards Quality Management System ISO 9001 certification.
Every business or project should have a quality plan, of course. It’s a way of ensuring that everything is done correctly, and that the product is well made, safe and fit for purpose.
Quality at every level
However, a quality assurance management system Qld is quite different. For starters, it looks at the entire operation, not just one product. It takes into consideration every aspect of the business, to create quality throughout every level.
And it is generally developed and implemented with the help of professional quality management system consultants.
The consultant starts by reviewing any existing plans or systems to see what needs changing and what can stay. The idea is to bring everything into one coherent whole, for easier management and smoother operation.
Quality Management System ISO 9001 is an international standard, and the world’s best known quality system. Having the Quality Management System ISO 9001 stamp of approval brings many benefits, and immediately qualifies the holder to, for example, bid for Government contracts, or become a supplier to a major company.
Suitable for any size business, in any industry, ISO 9001 brings many benefits, including increased savings and bigger profits.
But one of the biggest advantages has to be the improved reputation for producing quality goods and services, something that is sure to boost customer numbers, and possibly attract investment in the business.
Certainly, any organisation hoping to operate in the export market would be well advised to talk to quality management system consultants sooner rather than later.