ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems – Outsourcing.

Quality Management Systems – outsourcing

Implementing an ISO quality management system can deliver significant business benefits, including helping businesses unlock access to large and government tenders, increase their reputation and standing with customers and reduce costs.

From ISO 9001 quality management systems to ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems, implementing effective management processes indicates business excellence that shows dedication to championing customer interests and effective operations.

Smaller and mid-size organisations can lack the in-house resources required to implement management systems to ISO certified standards, missing out on extensive business benefits. Our team of ISO experts – backed with extensive legal support – can help businesses of all sizes partially or fully outsource management system implementation.

From developing document control systems and conducting management reviews to annual ISO health checks and ISO surveillance audits, our tailored consultancy services help you get the benefits of ISO certification without the in-house costs.

Our professional ISO consultants support full management system outsourcing through to ISO certification for standards including:

  • ISO 9001 – Quality management systems for businesses looking to exceed customer expectations and access ISO-required tenders.
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental management systems that help reduce waste and pollution, lower costs and boost employee engagement.
  • ISO 27001 – Information Security Management Systems to protect valuable data and reduce IT risks.
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational health and safety management systems designed to reduce workplace safety risks and improve employee wellbeing.

Our team can manage all aspects of planning, implementing and maintaining management systems, enabling smaller organisations to access ISO certification benefits.

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Our Management System Outsourcing Services

Leaner, smaller businesses often find value in retaining the support of our expert ISO consultants to aid in managing of some aspects of their management systems, including the environmental, occupational health and safety, information security and quality ones.

We work in partnership with you to provide a bespoke schedule of on-site working visits during the build of a quality management system by a consultant who will assume responsibility for, facilitate or simply provide advice on:

  • Conducting ISO internal audits and compliance audits.
  • Completing management reviews.
  • Maintaining document control.
  • Completing tenders and PQQs.
  • Identifying new legislation and updating legal registers.
  • Managing improvement plans and monitoring KPIs.
  • Managing annual ISO certification audits.

Why outsource your QMS?

Ascentor has extensive experience in planning, developing, implementing and auditing ISO management systems. Our ISO experts audit businesses and award UKAS-accredited ISO certifications, with outsourcing benefits including:

  • Guaranteed ISO certification with our fully outsourced management systems.
  • UKAS-accredited ISO certification, promoting the highest certification standards.
  • Cost-effective, reducing the need for dedicated in-house resources.
  • Full legal support from our experienced, professional team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Quality Management System?

A quality management system (QMS) is an ISO 9001-specific type of management system. It places emphasis on aligning and improving processes, leadership and operations to deliver consistently high-quality products and services. Designed to help organisations exceed customer expectations, it can also improve customer relationships and increase customer retention.

A QMS includes a number of processes, such as leadership and management through to operational effectiveness, quality control and the measures in place to ensure quality. This is a wide-scope project, and requires a organisation-wide approach in order to meet ISO 9001 certification critera.

What are the benefits of a Quality Management System?

A quality management system aligns organisational priorities across an organisation in pursuit of exceeding customer satisfaction with high quality products and services. ISO 9001 certified organisations are also able to access tenders from government and large organisations that often require ISO 9001 certification, the certification itself demonstrating reliability and efficiency. ISO 9001 demonstrates a commitment to quality outputs, enhancing business reputation, reducing costs and increasing customer retention.

Why have a Quality Management System?

Not only does implementing a management system increase external, customer-related benefits, but also internal ones: better employee engagement, more effective leadership, less wastage in operations that leads to lower costs, and increase productivity.

A management system helps a business identify potential issues, rapidly solve quality problems and be more flexible in the face of fluctuating markets and customer requirements.

What are the types of Management System?

There are a number of management systems under the International Organisation for Standards, with different ISO standards having their own lists of requirements and criteria. The most common ISO management systems include:

  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System.

  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System.

  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

  • ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System.

  • ISO 50001 – Energy Management System.

  • ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management System.

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Interested in other ISO standards?

  • ISO 14001 – Environmental management standard designed to reduce waste and lower an organisation’s environmental impact.
  • ISO 16949 – A sector-specific standard, tailored for the automotive industry, that incorporates ISO 9001 requirements and additional automotive-specific requirements.
  • ISO 17021 – ISO 17021 management systems define the principles and guidelines for certification bodies and auditors when conducting audits and certification.
  • ISO 17025 – Testing management standard that demonstrates testing integrity and independence.
  • ISO 17065 – A  framework for organisations involved in product, process and service certification.
  • ISO 22000 – Focus on the management of food safety to help ensure the production and distribution of safe food products for consumers.
  • ISO 22301 – Business continuity management standard that reduces the impact of disruption on organisational activities.
  • ISO 27001 – Information security management systems standard designed to reduce IT and IS risks and lower data threats.
  • ISO 45001 – Build upon your approach to workplace safety through health management systems. 
  • ISO 50001 – Improve energy efficiency across operations, premises, transport and industrial processes.
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