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Implementing ISO 9001 - what about duration?

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Implementing ISO 9001 - what about duration?

"How much time does it take to implement the project for QMS in 60 employee Firm which is a fabrication company and the tarpaulin an industry for the trailer? Moreover here the system is completely new i.e. there is no previous Quality procedure developed."
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Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Apr 25, 2018

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In the middle of the 80’s, I worked for a couple of years for an artificial leather manufacturing company for the automotive industry with some small production of tarpaulins for trailers (emulsion PVC was the main raw material).

I believe that the duration of implementation depends primarily on the size of the organization, for example:
* Smaller organizations (up to 50 employees) usually implement the standard in less than 8 months;
* Mid-size organizations (up to 500 employees) usually implement the standard in 8 to 12 months;
* Large organizations (500 employees and more) – implementation usually lasts 12 to 15 months.

Beware of companies that drag such projects on for too long (e.g., small companies for more than 12 months) usually never finish the project.

ISO 9001:2015 does not require many documentation and even if there are no written procedures there must be some kind of practices use them as the corner stone of your QMS. For example, this week I visited an organization without QMS but with quality control in place.

The following material will provide you information about implementing a QMS:
- ISO 9001 – Five tips to ensure your ISO 9001:2015 implementation is successful – /…/mplementation-is-successful
- How long does it take to implement an ISO 9001-based QMS? – /…/ement-an-iso-9001-based-qms
- Gaining employee buy-in for your ISO 9001:2015 implementation – /…/iso-90012015-implementation
- free online training ISO 9001:2015 Foundations Course – https:…
- book – Discover ISO 9001:2015 Through Practical Examples – /…/-through-practical-examples
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