Quality management plays an essential role in the success of any organization. Among many different related standards, the internationally recognized standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001:2015, is considered one of the essential standards in the construction sector.
ISO 9001:2015 in a nutshell
ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard that provides a framework for quality management systems. It outlines requirements for a company's quality management system, including the establishment of clear policies, procedures, and objectives for maintaining and improving the quality of products and services. The standard is focused on meeting customer requirements and continuously improving the organization's performance. Adopting ISO 9001:2015 can help organizations demonstrate their commitment to quality, improve internal processes and efficiency, enhance their reputation and credibility, increase customer confidence and loyalty, facilitate access to new markets and promote continuous improvement, one of the goals of lean project management.
What does implementing ISO 9001:2015 mean for an organization?
ISO 9001:2015 mandates that organizations establish, implement, maintain, and continuously improve a quality management system that includes a set of processes working together to achieve the organization's quality objectives. These processes must be documented, and their effectiveness must be monitored and measured. The standard requires that the organization identifies the processes necessary for the quality management system and their application throughout the organization. Additionally, it requires the organization to determine the sequence and interaction of these processes and to identify and manage any risks related to these processes. The standard also emphasizes the importance of continuous improvement of processes, achieved by monitoring, measuring, and analyzing them to ensure their effectiveness and implementing necessary changes. In summary, ISO 9001:2015 necessitates that organizations have a systematic and well-defined approach to managing their processes to guarantee the quality of their products and services.
How can digital tools assist with ISO 9001:2015 compliance
A well-thought digital strategy can support ISO 9001:2015 compliance by leveraging digital technologies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility of an organization's quality management system (QMS). Some ways that a digital strategy can support ISO 9001:2015 compliance include:
Automating and digitizing QMS processes: By automating and digitizing key processes such as document control, non-conformance management, and corrective and preventive actions, a digital strategy can help organizations to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their QMS.
Improving process visibility and control: By using digital tools such as workflow management and performance monitoring and analysis software, a digital strategy can help organizations to improve visibility into their processes and better control their performance.
Enhancing risk management: By using digital tools such as risk management software, a digital strategy can help organizations to better identify, assess, and manage risks related to their processes and operations.
Improving data collection, analysis and decision making: By using digital tools such as Business Intelligence, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, a digital strategy can help organizations to improve data collection, analysis, and decision making, and to continuously improve their performance and achieve their goals.
Improving communication and collaboration: By using digital tools such as communication and collaboration software, a digital strategy can help organizations to improve communication and collaboration with their stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and employees.
Streamlining internal audits: By using digital tools such as audit management software, a digital strategy can help organizations to streamline the process of conducting and documenting internal audits, and tracking and reporting on the results.
Facilitating training management: By using digital tools such as training management software, a digital strategy can help organizations to plan, deliver, and track training for their employees, ensuring that they have the knowledge and skills needed to perform their roles effectively.
By implementing a digital strategy that leverages these digital tools, organizations can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility of their QMS and enhance their ability to comply with ISO 9001:2015.
What is Beawre's contribution to support your organization's ISO 9001:2015 compliance
At Beawre, we understand the importance of having a clear and efficient process in place. Beawre Control allow organizations to define their workflows digitally, monitor their progress, predict their future evolution, and continuously assess risk status. Basically supporting our customers in the first 5 bulletpoinits above. This can help organizations to improve their internal processes, reduce the risk of errors and rework, and increase transparency and accountability.
To achieve and maintain ISO 9001:2015 certification, an organization must demonstrate its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, and must have a systematic and well-defined approach to managing its processes. Our software can help organizations to meet these requirements by providing them with the tools they need to manage their workflows and processes efficiently and effectively.
At Beawre, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible products and services. By using our software, and by following the guidelines set out in ISO 9001:2015, organizations can improve their performance, increase customer satisfaction, and ultimately achieve success.