What is ISO 9001:2015?

Until ISO:9001:2015 was published many manufacturing organizations went to great lengths to exclude the Design clause from their quality management system (QMS). The standard is now worded so ‘Exclusion’ is no longer an option. ‎The strategic importance of Planning and Risk (clause 6) impacts the design clause (8.3) which has been restructured so it follows the steps of planning-input-design control-output. Clients expect efficiency and cost effectiveness from Engineers and an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System provides that. Quest brings years of Engineering experience with the standard to enable registration to be achieved.

How can ISO 9001:2015 help your organization?

ISO 9001:2015 takes you into running your organization as a management system. System thinking enables you to integrate the many processes in your organization and ensure they are linked. Linkage is vital. Complex problem solving also requires a systems approach. One of the fundamental principles of system thinking is that a small event at the front end of a system can lead to major consequences at the delivery end. If that event is a missing requirement or missing data at the customer interface, the design result could be disastrous. An integrated Management System significantly reduces the chance of that happening. 

How can Quest Help?

Past clients include D&V Electronics who supply high technology electronic testing equipment to the auto industry. They embraced the risk-based thinking of ISO 9001:2015 to strengthen their business strategy and their design process. S&C Electric designs and builds electric power systems with a special focus on switchgear. They have used the common high-level structure of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 to start integrating their QMS and their Environmental Management System (EMS). Quest support in developing the Leadership Role speeds up the process significantly. The unique Internal Audit approach which Quest follows secures widespread employee involvement in the quality system.

Quest Experience in Engineering Organizations

Husky Injection Molding, A design led business with a high reputation for technical excellence improved communications between sales, design and manufacturing as a result of planning and record keeping. Bowman Tool and Die,asmall engineering business in which Quest leveraged the limited time available, to produce procedures for the company. Viceroy homes adesign led manufacturer of pre-built homes with two major locations over two thousand miles apartshowed the flexibility of the QUEST approach. Theyused the standard to strengthen the linkage between Design (clause 8.3) and Production (clauses 8.1 and 8.5). Interweigh, a manufacturer of weigh scales, were able to strengthen the integration of their QMS with business planning. 

Our other Experience

We can integrate your ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) with the ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) and ISO‎ 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management System. As global leaders in Innovation Management, Quest has been deeply involved in developing ISO 56002, the guidelines on Innovation Management. We bring that innovation experience to the table with all our work in Engineering Organizations, most particularly in the trending of new technology in areas such as Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.