An organization does not need to apply its quality management system to all of its operations. For example, an organization can manufacture a line of products with its own brand and manufacture generic products to other brands as a subcontracted organization. The organization can decide to implement a QMS and only apply it to the part of the business where it works as subcontracted and not to the part where it manufactures under its brand. So the boundary would be, in that case, working as subcontracted by other organizations.
The following materials will provide you details about the scope of a management system:
- ISO 9001 – How to define the scope of the QMS according to ISO 9001:2015 – https://advisera.com/9001academy/knowledgebase/how-to-define-the-scope-of-the-qms-according-to-iso-90012015/
- free online training ISO 9001:2015 Foundations Co urse – https://advisera.com/training/iso-9001-foundations-course/
- book – Discover ISO 9001:2015 Through Practical Examples – https://advisera.com/books/discover-iso-9001-2015-through-practical-examples/