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Melbourne is a cultural and economic nexus with strong ties to a variety of global businesses. In such a competitive market it is critical to maintain strong standards – especially regarding Quality Management.
By employing internationally recognised ISO 9001 standards within your business, you are not only improving the quality of your products and services, you are building a strong reputation amongst your partners, customers and stakeholders.
Integrated Compliance Solutions provides internationally Certified auditing and consulting services relating to compliance. At Integrated Compliance Solutions, we are at the leading edge of compliance solutions for small to medium enterprises.
Our ISO 9001 Certification is a stamp of quality that will highlight your business’ commitment to quality and customer service. Do not hesitate contact one of our qualified compliance experts today.
What is an ISO 9001 Quality Management System?
The ISO 9001 is a standard that outlines the requirements for a Quality Management System. Its purpose is to assist businesses and organizations in developing more efficient operations and improving customer satisfaction.
The purpose of an ISO 9001 Quality Management System is not to impose something new on your organisation, but rather to provide you with a formal, well documented system for guaranteeing the delivery of quality products and services.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are committed to providing tools for organisations globally to improve the quality of their operations. The ISO 9001 is revised regularly to keep up with global trends; the latest edition being the ISO 9001:2015.
What myths and misconceptions are there surrounding ISO 9001?
The ISO 9001 is an old document from the 1990s.
The ISO 9001 was first published in 1987, however it is regularly updated to reflect the current global business environment. The latest edition, being ISO 9001:2015, for example, incorporates elements such as a focus on stakeholders and the changes resulting from the increased influence of technology.
The ISO 9001 standard is also designed to be very flexible and adaptable to a variety of contexts. Instead of defining what ‘quality’ and ‘customer needs’ are, for example, it asks the business to define those for themselves and continually improve their processes to reach their objectives.
ISO 9001 is only for big businesses.
The ISO 9001 is employed by a variety of businesses. At Integrated Compliance Solutions, our main target market is small to medium enterprises. Small companies may not have staff dedicated to quality, however they can still benefit from the standards outlined in ISO 9001.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), have several resources outlining the benefits of ISO 9001 for small businesses – not just large multinationals.
ISO 9001 is complicated and overly bureaucratic.
ISO 9001 may seem convoluted or difficult to understand at first, however, the standards are founded in seven very simple core quality management principles.
The new version of the standard has been streamlined to reduce the focus on documentation wo businesses have a lot more freedom to design their system according to their needs and to limit over documentation.
Integrated Compliance Solutions specialise in developing lean, low document ISO 9001 management systems which meet all the requirements while focussing mainly on how you can operate your business more efficiently and profitably.
What are the benefits of becoming ISO 9001 Certified?
Integrated Compliance Solutions reviews your businesses’ Quality Management System (QMS) to check that it is effective and compliant with IS0 9001:2015. By working with Integrated Compliance Solutions to comply with ISO 9001:2015, we are able to provide your Melbourne based business with the following benefits:
- Greater visibility about what’s going on in your business
- Allows you to work with businesses that require evidence of corporate compliance
- Details the standards and procedures your staff must follow
- Makes it easier to train and on-board new staff
- Reduces the prospect of criminal conduct
- Makes it easier to comply with relevant legislative requirements
- Drives safe, healthy workplaces
Melbourne based ISO 9001 Certified businesses have the following advantages over non-certified businesses:
- Businesses will benefit from sustainable quality assurance;
- Assist in attracting investments and removing any barriers to trade;
- Improve customer confidence by adhering to international standards;
- Improve the performance of your business, reduce waste and optimise savings;
- Develop positive internal communication, and raise morale amongst employees.
About Integrated Compliance Solutions
Formerly Integrated Consulting Solutions, Integrated Compliance Solutions (ICS) has been supplying compliance solutions to SMEs in Melbourne and around Australia since 2007. Motivated to make getting, and staying compliant, efficient, cost effective and easy.
ICS provides advice and support, all the way through to integrated end-to end compliance solutions, in a number of industries such as transport, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, trade and essential services industries.
Founded by Heather Bienefelt, and drawing on well over 150 years of combined experience in compliance consulting, ICS is proud of its reputation for delivering tried and tested certification solutions that give growing businesses a winning edge.