Quality Certificate is a growing demand for various industries right now in Bangladesh. So, this is the keyword of my post in this month. Though there is many meaning of quality certificate but here in this post I will discuss only International quality or ISO Quality Standard Certificate.
ISO 9001 is also known as quality certificate or Quality Management System Certificate. It is also known as QMS in a nutshell.
9001:2015 is the latest version of ISO 9001 standard. It started in 1987. Until now it is revised five times since then. Now it is in fifth version. If you want to get quality certificate then ISO 9001:2015 is the right version for you. Previous all versions have been expired and back dated.
What does it mean quality certificate? In ISO it means quality management of a organization. Quality of different sections or quality of different department in the organization. Quality for HR Admin, Sales marketing, Procurement, Production etc. In a word quality for organization means maintaining quality in different departments of a organization.
As an example for quality in production, what does it mean? It means how you are maintaining quality of your product? Are you monitoring the product production process. Are you measuring of the product’s criteria during the production? Does it meet the client’s requirement or your own specification data? Are you keeping record of your error products? Are you taking CA Plan against frequently happened error? All these things are checked in production during ISO audit.
Participating in audit is mandatory for achieving and holding your ISO Quality certificate. Audit helps to find the facts in your production. Production staffs are asked to show the quality checking record, wastes record, machine breakdown record etc. during the ISO audit.
Not only ISO audit. Internal audit is also mandatory for ISO Certification or after ISO Certification. Usually internal audit (IA)is done inside the organization by it’s own staffs or it can be done by hiring an ISO Consultant. Without performing IA you cannot hold your iso quality certificate. It will be suspended if you do not perform IA on regular basis.
Getting a quality certificate means you are appointing your agent who will give you report of your whole organization or according to your certification scope. ISO Quality auditor will find the real facts actually what are happening in your organization during the audit, usually once in a year ISO audit is done.
Worldwide quality certificate has a great demand. Specially for EU and Middle East Buyers it is asked to the exporters or suppliers to have this certificate. It ensures the quality of your organization.
For smooth and efficient operation of a company quality certificate has a great value. It is a great tool to see your organization. It helps to get new orders from new buyers. It helps to increase your internal quality. Finally it helps to earn more revenue for your company.
AAS has been providing quality certificate since 2012. Until now it has certified many organizations in Bangladesh. The quality certificates come from the UK via AAS. AAS has experienced auditors who perform audits and ensure achieving the quality certificate.
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Bangladesh is a developing country. It is trying to be industrialized. Without industrialization no nation can be self sufficient and developed. To increase export it is necessary to develop the management system of an organization. Very often it is seen due to lack of money many organizations cannot adopt ISO Certificate due to excessive cost of Certification Bodies in Bangladesh.
From the beginning few certification bodies are taking huge money from different types of organization in Bangladesh. Due to uncontrolled situation of Bangladesh Government on foreign CBs it is happening. As a result only well established or big size companies are able to get iso certified. On the other-hand small medium size organizations are unable to get quality management systems certificate.
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iso9001 latest version
ISO 9001:2015 version has been published on September 22, 2015. Now it is necessary to know what are special in the latest version of the quality management system comparing the previous version of 9001:2008. To study what are included in this new standard you need to buy this standard. You can buy it BSI store from this link.
ISO 9001 is the most popular ISO standard around the world. Any type of and any size of organization can adopt this standard. So, if you are thinking to develop your management system in your office or factory then receiving Latest version is necessary.
Many of you have already welcome this standard because documentation many things have been demolished. Quality Manual the most headache for the client as well as mandatory SOPs have been demolished. Around the world more than 1.1 million company use the standard.
Risk based approach has been focused in this new version. Taking preventive action is the another name of risk management. In most companies people show negligence to take preventive action but from this latest version those companies will be careful now.
Like other things process approach idea has been focused in this new version of ISO 9001: 2015 version. Any changes are supposed to be reviewed and analysed in advance considering the risks and impacts to internal and external interested parties.
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Major items of the latest version of ISO 9001:2015 version are as follows:
- Normative Reference
- Terms & Definitions
- Context of the Organisation
- Performance Evaluation
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There are 8 principles of ISO 9001. This post will help you to know those principles.
ISO 9001 is the most popular Standard among other standards. Untill now more than 19600 standards is published. No standard is as popular as ISO 9001. The standard is based on 8 principles which are mentioned in below:
- Customer Focus: Customer is the heart of any business. Without customer no business can exist. So, the main target of ISO 9001 is make satisfy your customer. Customer satisfaction guideline is found in this standard.
- Leadership: Setting objective is the main option of any business. Employee engagement is important to achieve that objective. Real leadership can help to motivate your employees which is helpful to fulfill your objective.
- Involvement of Peoples: Without employees a company cannot be run. If all employees do his duty properly then the goal of the company can be achieved. So, people’s involvement is very important in this QMS Standard.
- Process Approach: A process is a combination of related activities to achieve a particular purpose. To apply a process approach idea you need plan to provide a service or product. According to that plan you will have to work out what processes you need to provide that service or product. Preparing a menu is an example of process approach idea.
- System Approach to management: Identifying, understanding and managing a system of interrelated processes for a given objective improves the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.
- Continual Improvement: It is one of the most important things of ISO 9001. Doing wrong is human being’s nature. But taking corrective action it can be removed and it will not happen again. This way continual achievement is possible.
- Factual Approach to Decision Making: Use data or information before making any decision. It is not wise take decision on feeling or opinion. First plan what data you need, then collect it, review it and at last take decision.
- Mutually beneficial Supplier Relationship: An organization is dependent on its supplier/suppliers. ISO 9001 Standard emphasis to develop supplier relationship. For existence in the business it is very much important.
If you understand the 8 principles of iso 9001 then it will easier for you to know this popular standard well.
Internal Audit for ISO 9001 Standard
How many internal audit (IA)should be performed in a year for ISO 9001 Certified company or iso 9001 certification? Actually there is no specific requirement according to the ISO 9001 standard. However, the frequency of IA should be determined according to your quality policy and objective.
From the clause 8.2.2b the details idea can be found about internal audit for ISO 9001 Standard. Usually 2 times in a year is the mostly common practice all over the world. However three or four times can also be done and some organizations are doing that. Specially who are serious about their quality.
If a lot of nonconformity/nonconformities are found from the audit then frequency should be higher for continual development of the process. If the systems run well then lower frequency for IA may be considered.
About this topic of internal audit many ISO experts from different countries have expressed their valuable opinions in different way in linkedin based forum ISO 9001 for small business. You can check it from this ISO Forum link
Though there is differences about IA but every expert of ISO 9001 is agreed and it is mandatory to do Internal audit for ISO 9001 Standard Certified company. With internal audit Management review is also mandatory for certification and for iso 9001 certified companies.
Why Internal Audit for ISO 9001 Standard is mandatory?
Internal audit is the tool to see your company’s status. In another word what are happening inside your company, where is gap for what, where is good for what etc can be known from this item.
As a company owner it is not possible for you to visit all sections of all departments. But as a sample basis you can see actually what is happening in your company by performing internal audit. From this internal audit result you can take decision to develop any weak section of any department of your company.
How to do Internal Audit for ISO 9001 Standard Certification/Certified Company?
You can hire an ISO 9001 consultant or you can build internal auditor team by your staffs inside your company. There are many iso training organizations or Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditors in Bangladesh who can provide training for building internal auditor team inside your company premises. To find one you may contact the page aas ISO consultancy or call now 01742125232.
ISO9001 History with Idea about ISO 9000, 9001, 9002, 9003 Standards;
ISO 9000:1987 is the first Quality Management System Standard from ISO. Probably many of you are waiting eagerly that when Iso 9002 or 9003 standard will be published from ISO? The answer is that it will never be published. Why? The answer is as following:
From British standard BS 5750 the ISO Standard 9001 has come. When the iso9001 was the first quality management system standard came in 1987, then three other standards like 9001, 9002 and 9003 were also published. In a word we can say all these four standards were published simultaneously in 1987. But all these standards had some restriction. Individually none of those standards was not completed standard. There was some deficit of requirements of all of those QMS standards.
9k is a group of series. Based on 9001 other auxiliary standards like 9002,9003 etc have been published. But certificate is issued only on ISO 9001. Other series are not for certification. Those series are helpful to understand 9001.
iso9001 was published in 1987 as a first quality management system standard from 9k series. One of the major deficiencies was creation of new product or design and development of new product was not included in the first version of ISO 9001 Standard. Process control, purchasing raw materials, servicing etc was also not present in the first version of standard 9001. But it uses inspection and testing to ensure that final products and services meet specified requirements.
Due to some lack of requirements it was revised in 1994. Some necessary things and changes were included in this revision. But it could not include all necessary requirements. So it was revised again in 2000. In this revision it was named as a 9001:2000 Standard. PDCA cycle has been emphasized in this version of qms standard 9001:2000. Some important requirements, important approaches, some flexibility etc have been added in this new version of ISO 9001. Details can be found from this link http://www.praxiom.com/iso90012000v1994.htm
Again in 2008 the 9001 standard was revised and it was published as ISO 9001:2008. Outsourced processed has been described more clearly in the 2008 version. The old version 2000 has described that outsourced process must be controlled. But in 2008 version it specifies the type, nature and extend of control.
ISO 9001 2008 version has expanded the idea about documentation to include all qms process records which was not in previous version. Relevant external documents can be controlled which are related to qms not all of them.
In 9001 2000 version says anybody can be a MR but in 2008 version it said MR must be a part of top management.
Competence of staffs was not emphasized in old version of iso 9001 but in new version of ISO 9001 has qms task must be carried out by competent staffs of the organization.
Information system was not included in 2000 version but in 2008 version that was included in the infrastructure section of clause no 6.
Work environment has explained more clearly in the new version which was not present in details in previous versions to meet product requirements
In new version post delivery idea has explained clearly. It mentioned about warranty, maintenance and recycling policy of the product should be cleared in post delivery requirements.
Design and Development record should be completed into three stages: Review, verification and validation has should be carried out and recorded properly.
Preservation processes were not mentioned in old version of 2008 along with purchase, production and service section. But it was included in new section of ISO 9001
New version has told about control, monitoring and measuring equipment but before it was device in 2000 version.
Internal audit report and result must be recorded according to the iso 9001 2008 standard but in 2000 version of 9001 it was not must.
Product release record must be kept according to the ISO 9001 2008 version.
In September 2015 version of iso9001 has been published. Some good things have been included in this revision. Context of the organization, risk and opportunity should be assessed in this new version. See more about iso 9001:2015