SON TRAINS ITS TOP MANAGEMENT ON ISO 9001 2015 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
As part of its preparation for the conversion of its quality management System Certification from ISO 9001 2008 to ISO 9001 2015, the Director General/Chief Executive of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Mr Osita Anthony Aboloma and staff of the Director Generals office recently underwent a three day intensive course on implementation of ISO 9001 2015 at the Dover Hotels, Lekki, Lagos from the 8th To 11th of February 2015.
ISO 9001:2015 quality management system (QMS) is a set of policies, processes and procedures required for planning and execution (production/development/service) in the core business area of an organization. (i.e. areas that can impact the organization’s ability to meet customer requirements.)
A QMS integrates the various internal processes within the organization and intends to provide a process approach for project execution. A Process Based QMS enables the organizations to identify, measure, control and improve the various core business processes that will ultimately lead to improved business performance.
In an ISO 9001 (or other ISO standards) quality system, this structured way of delivering a better service or product is supported by detailed procedures such as work instructions, quality manuals, written quality policies and more. The key is to provide all those who must execute the quality system with detailed, understandable and workable instructions which define both expectations and actions to achieve the stated quality goals. Most of the systems include some type of internal and external oversight (auditing) process which ensures that the system is being executed properly
- WHY ARE THERE CHANGES IN NEW ISO9001 2015.
The new version of the standard confers a number of benefits. :
- greater emphasis on leadership engagement ,
- Helps address organizational risks and opportunities in a structured manner ,
- Uses simplified language and a common structure and terms, which are particularly helpful to organizations using multiple management systems, such as those for the environment, health & safety, or business continuity, Addresses supply chain management more effectively , Is more user-friendly for service and knowledge-based organizations