10 Steps to Quality Management Compliance
Complying with the latest quality standards requirements in the marketplace is a difficult task, requiring substantial resources, effort and time. Managing an organisation’s quality management and compliance becomes easier with the right management system.
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The following steps can assist your business in its goal to achieve compliance with quality standards.
- Define Requirements. Define specific outputs, targets and objectives for each business process with the focus on quality to drive high customer satisfaction.
- Simplify. Keep business processes and quality management processes as simple as possible. Consolidate and minimise business requirements and approvals without compromising on quality.
- Document the Process. Document the business process and have stakeholders review and approve each step to meet quality expectations. A quality management system should hold all this process data – step by step.
- Ensure stakeholder agreement. All stakeholders need to agree on the quality management process, with clear steps put in place and detailed instructions that meet the requirements for success.
- Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Document the main drivers of the quality process and determine how they affect change. Critically examine the required inputs and the expected results.
- Measure Results. Measure the KPIs consistently for each business process and ensure any corrections and changes can be effected to optimise the process continuously.
- Assign Accountability. Perform consistent review of the KPI’s and hold the respective stakeholders accountable for the process.
- Automate the process. As complexity can lead to errors, firstly simplify the quality management process before proceeding with automation.
- Evaluate Improvement Opportunities. Develop a process to routinely evaluate quality standards and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation. Continuous improvement results in optimisation of the organisation.
- Beware the pitfalls. Embrace lessons learned from the organisations’ team members or other companies to minimise catastrophic failures in the quality management process.
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