Preparation of QMS Manual and its Implementation - A Case Study
ISO standards of 9000 family assist in designing and implementing quality management system in an organization. QMS increases the efficiency and effectiveness of organization's ability to meet customer, statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to the product and the organizations own requirements. It also helps in systematic planning, organizing, monitoring and verifying of the process thus reducing needless capital, increasing productivity, ensuring quality in process & product.
In this thesis a quality management system manual and the necessary formats are prepared for a company which is not ISO certified, taking them a step closer to certification process. The manual is prepared as per the requirement of ISO 9001.2008 standard and the company’s scope. ISO 9001.2008 and ISO 9000.2005 standards were referred for the preparation of the manual, where ISO 9000 states the fundamentals and vocabulary of QMS and ISO 9001 states the requirements in quality management system. ISO 9001 is the only certifying standard in ISO 9000 family. These standard guides the organization in implementing, maintaining, monitoring, improving QMS to meet the customer, statutory & regulatory requirements. Via visiting the organization, understanding the organizations scope of work, process and procedures adopted in the firm, collecting the required documents & data and integrating these process, procedures and formats a Quality manual is prepared. By implementing the manual, adopting the procedures and documenting the process and progress the performance of the organization can be improved. If interested the organization can go ahead with certification process after fully implementing ISO process.
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