ISO 9001 implementation in small enterprises

SAI Global Limited

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016

Small businesses have different needs and challenges compared to large organisations. However, just because they have ways of working often more limited resources does not mean they are keen on quality management.

Recognising this ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, has just released Guidance for SMEs using ISO 9001 for quality management. The publication includes a step-by-step guide to implementing a QMS, providing sector-specific examples for different types of small businesses, such as consultancies, manufacturers and distributors.

ISO’s essential guide for SMEs wishing to implement a quality management system (QMS) has just been updated, providing practical advice and concrete examples tailored specifically for small businesses.

ISO 9001:2015 for Small Enterprises – What to do? has just been updated to align with the newly revised version of one of ISO’s most popular standards, ISO 9001, Quality management systems – Requirements, updated in 2015.

The handbook was written by a group of experts from ISO/TC 176/SC 2, the technical subcommittee that developed ISO 9001:2015, and features useful information on everything from how to get started right through to guidance for those who choose to seek certification. It includes practical advice on the different ways of approaching a quality management system (QMS) as well as detailed guidance on each element of ISO 9001:2015.

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