ISO 9001 at The Highest Level
As we continue the EBS ISO 9001 DIY implementation article series, let’s take a deeper dive and look at ISO 9001 from a chief executive point of view. We provide an executive summary and look at the ISO 9001 standard and its requirements from a 40,000-foot level while explaining why the major ISO building blocks actual form a strong foundational structure of core fundamental business practices.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia of the ISO 9001 requirements and lose site of the bigger picture. When we step back and look at the forest rather than the trees, it becomes apparent that many of the general processes associated with ISO 9001 just make good business sense and bring significant value to an organization when implemented and utilized correctly. It is often surprising to me that so many companies we work with have not already implemented many of these fundamental practices, even without ISO 9001 or other similar management system certifications. [Read more…]