A guide to what makes a good ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) audit has been produced by industry, government and a group of stakeholders involved in management systems certification.
Launching on 9 June, ‘Quality in the Supply Chain’ forms part of the UK’s celebrations for World Accreditation Day (WAD) 2019 and ties in with the theme ¬– Adding Value to Supply Chains.
Aimed at both accredited certification bodies and those seeking certification, the guide covers the components that comprise a successful QMS audit: from considering the marketplace the organisation operates in and the needs of its customers, to finding objective evidence of a risk based approach to thinking, leadership transparency and finally the structure and content of the report itself.
Kevin Belson, Technical Manager at UKAS, said: “Supply chains are becoming ever more complex, often spanning multiple and diverse industries across international borders.  Having confidence in the quality and performance of goods and services is vitally important if procurers are to manage risks effectively and develop the necessary trust to trade.”

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