There are several ways to achieve AN ISO certification, but the easiest way can be in the 5 basic steps that ABNT recommended when the ISO 9001 standard was upgraded in 2019:
Step 1- Familiarize yourself with the new ISO 9001:2015. Although some points have actually changed, many remain the same.
It is strongly recommended the advice of an expert who has specific knowledge of the standard for the conduct of the project.
Step 2 – Identify the company’s failures that need to be replaced to meet the new requirements.
An analysis of the entire process (from marketing, sales, operations to the end in delivery and after sales) to identify what needs to be changed within the company as a whole. To achieve compliance and acquire an ISO certification is a mandatory step for those who need predictability, speed and effective management.
Kivalita brings as an option GAP Analysis which is a low cost solution that promotes an in-depth analysis area to the area of the corporation. Check out the problems and improvements to be corrected based on the desired certification (ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14000 and etc).
Step 3 – Develop an implementation plan.
From the analysis made,it is necessary to detail in a schedule the actions, responsible and manage the implementation of correction and improvements within the process, providing:Training, actions, documentation, qualifications and validations, adjustments or automation (through software), hiring in addition to any other necessary movement.
Continuous K can help you in this process, providing multidisciplinary advice to your internal team and managing the project in order to ensure execution within the given deadlines, overview and strategic through reports in addition to qualifying / guiding the team to perform the necessary actions. If you are a Manager, you will have control and visibility of all the processes involved, without having to follow everything closely. If you are an analyst or an integral part of the project, you will have a mentoring of how to perform each necessary procedure or action.
Step 4- Offer training and awareness to all parties that can influence the efficiency and performance of the company’s processes.
Training is so important that it should not only be limited to the internal team involved, but to suppliers and service providers that are part of the final result of the product or service. Therefore, even before the whole process begins for the team that will act directly in the adequacy, one should plan how many trainings and involved will have to be trained or made aware. In addition, it is essential to keep clear the intention and execution of the plan for employees and suppliers who will suffer the impact of the transformation, avoiding resistance or inquiries about the project.
There are several ways to promote training, and the suggestion is always to choose the ones that are most interesting for your team’s profile. With this in mind, Kivalita promotes customized training according to customer demand, and in addition, if you join Continuous K you will be entitled to 2 remote trainings per month of up to 2 hours with the necessary topics according to demand.
Step 5 – Keep your quality management system up to date to meet the new requirements.
Keep your process always up to date to maintain your certification through continued quality, always promoting a culture based on the premises of applied certification, so you won’t risk losing such an achievement.