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Munma Quanli Created:   Dec 29, 2021 Last commented:   Dec 29, 2021

Time to implement ISO 9001

How much time we have to spend to implement ISO 9001 successfully? What is the basis to calculate it? My company have 250 employees.  
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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Dec 29, 2021

Your question is very important but has not an easy answer. Timing for implementation is a function of resources used in the project, people involved, their knowledge, and time for the project. You need to work with three variables: What to do, who will do it, and when to do it.

Let’s go first to the “What to do?”:

  • decide the scope of the quality management system. Is it applicable to all areas and services or just for some?
  • perform a Gap analysis, to determine the amount of work to be done - comparing what your organization already has in place versus ISO 9001:2015 requirements. From that GAP Analysis you can develop your Project Plan, listing what needs to be done
  • from there it is the implementation in order to close the gaps found. Then, perform an internal audit and the management review. There you can decide if your organization is ready for a certification audit.
     

Then, who will do it?

  • Setup a project sponsor, a project manager, and a project team. Ensure top management support, get training about the standard. Designing and implementing a quality management system implies being knowledgeable about ISO 9001:2015
  • I see some organizations taking a long time because they don't provide a project manager with enough time for the project
     

When to do it?

Time to implement from scratch and be certified, with our Toolkit Documentation, can take:

  • Companies of up to 10 employees - up to 3 months
  • Up to 50 employees – up to 3 to 6 months
  • Up to 200 employees – up to 6 to 10 months
  • More than 200 employees – up to 10 to 20 months

This is a very short description of the journey but below you can find more detailed information:

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