To align procurement with ISO 9001:2015, organizations need to consider the following:
Supplier Selection: ISO 9001 emphasizes the importance of selecting and evaluating suppliers. When procuring goods and services, organizations should choose suppliers that meet quality and performance requirements.
Supplier Audits: Organizations can conduct supplier audits to ensure that suppliers are conforming to quality and performance requirements set by the organization.
Quality Requirements: When procuring products or services, organizations should clearly communicate their quality requirements to suppliers. This includes defining specifications, standards, and other quality-related criteria.
Control of Purchased Goods and Services: ISO 9001 requires organizations to have processes in place for the control of purchased goods and services. This includes inspection, verification, and validation of products or services received from suppliers to ensure they meet specified requirements.
Monitoring and Improvement: ISO 9001 mandates ongoing monitoring and improvement of the quality management system. This extends to the procurement process, where organizations should track supplier performance and take corrective actions when necessary.
Continuous Improvement: ISO 9001 promotes a culture of continuous improvement. Organizations should use data and feedback from the procurement process to identify areas for improvement, enhance supplier relationships, and ultimately enhance the quality of the products or services they deliver to customers.
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