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Some Ways Your Business Can Benefit From ISO 9001:2015 Certification

September 05, 2018

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. ISO 9001 standards address various aspects of quality management. These standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure their products and services consistently meet their customers’ requirements. Why organizations pursue ISO 9001:2015 CertificationISO 9001:2015 is … Continue reading Some Ways Your Business Can Benefit From ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Breda Kearney

Consultant Lead

Evaluation of Process Performance in ISO 9001:2015

August 28, 2018

Every organization is made up of core, support and management processes which work together to ensure that the organization meets its business goals and objectives. If any process is not working effectively and efficiently, there can be a knock-on effect resulting in a negative impact on business performance.Consider an organization that has the following processes: … Continue reading Evaluation of Process Performance in ISO 9001:2015

Breda Kearney

Consultant Lead

Risk Based Thinking & ISO 9001:2015

August 20, 2018

Preventive Action is a well-known term in relation to quality management systems, which requires organizations to act to prevent quality failures from recurring. The problem with this approach is that the organization is continually reacting to quality failures which have already occurred (i.e. fire-fighting), leading to increased costs, time delays and customer dissatisfaction. ISO 9001:2015 … Continue reading Risk Based Thinking & ISO 9001:2015

Breda Kearney

Consultant Lead

Understanding the Process Approach per ISO 9001:2015

August 15, 2018

ISO 9001:2015 based Quality Management Systems (QMS) are composed of a series of processes which work together to enable the organization to achieve its intended results in line with its strategic direction. The processes describe how the business functions, or in other words, how the organization gets things done.Process Definition:A process is a series of … Continue reading Understanding the Process Approach per ISO 9001:2015

4 Key Industries That Can Benefit From ISO 9001 Auditor Certification Training

August 13, 2018

ISO 9001 certification training courses are designed to be dynamic and adaptable so that a variety of industries can use them. The standards set forth by ISO 9001 certification courses are applied to a wide variety of businesses all over the globe. The common factor in the implementation of this quality management system is that ISO 9001 auditor courses reduce risk and improve quality. Here are just some of the many industries that can benefit from ISO 9001 auditor certification training.

Limerick-founded SME Kelmac Group collaborates with Lero on a €280,000 R&D Project

February 08, 2017

Limerick-founded SME Kelmac Group collaborates with Lero on a €280,000 R&D project to transform it into global internet player–       Kelmac Group® to double Irish workforce and open international R&D technology centre at Plassey Technological Park, Limerick Limerick, Wednesday, 8th February, 2017: Kelmac Group®, a Limerick based standards and compliance company, is collaborating with Lero, the Irish … Continue reading Limerick-founded SME Kelmac Group collaborates with Lero on a €280,000 R&D Project

Dr. Martin Knox

QMS, EMS, OHS Lead Assessor & Trainer

ISO 9001 – the 2015 Revision

December 31, 2015

The draft can be accessed using the following e-mail address: central@iso.org. Currently there are in excess of 1.2 million companies certified to ISO 9001 worldwide and the 2015 revision will ensure continuing enhancement of the certified organisation’s ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer requirements. The new revision of the standard will take a much more business-focussed approach required by all relevant industry sectors including IT, aerospace, medical devices, automotive, telecommunications, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals and so on. The draft standard incorporates a high level structure and common format to be applied to all standards to allow easy integration of the common standards…

Gerard Kelly


ISO 9001:2015 – An Expert Insight

May 09, 2015

The reluctance to ignore the reality of the global environment allows organizations, consultants and Certification Bodies/Registrars the opportunity to ignore the link between Quality and the everyday business operational activities. ISO Standards were created to add value and benefits to organization’s who adopt them ISO standards certainly have the ability to add value, however to add value it requires the organization to consider a number of key issues, namely: The needs and expectations of its stakeholders and to develop a framework to prioritize these needs and expectations Quality like finance needs to be an integral part of the organization’s strategic/ or business plan The organization needs …

Brian Lyons

Professional Services Manager

Is your ISO 9001 Management System working for you?

May 09, 2015

Are you working for your management system or is it working for you? Or to put it another way, its 3 days until your surveillance audit is due and you have ‘nothing done for the audit’, does this sounds familiar to you? If the answer is ‘yes’ – that means you are working for your management system and this is not the way it’s supposed to be. Simply put, your ISO 9001 Quality Management System should be working for you, specifically it should be helping you in generating new business, retaining current business and improving your company’s performance. If it isn’t doing that then you’re wasting your hard earned money in trying (and failing) to maintain it! Symptoms of when it’s not working include wh…

Declan Cahill


ISO 9001:2015 – Risk based thinking

November 09, 2015

Examples include – ISO 14971, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 31000 that for most organizations, it is a mind-set that many are comfortable communicating and operating with on a daily basis. By alignment with these standards, the ISO 9001 standard itself is being continually improved in order to minimise the work involved where requirements of various standards are integrated. For enterprises, bringing ISO 9001:2015 explicitly in line with other standards and include risk based thinking is sensible as it aligns risk methodologies, mind-sets and mitigating actions across various standards and processes. For ISO 9001:2015, the risk mind-set does not always come naturally to us. There are frequent occasions where management and…

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