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What is ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management?

ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised standard for Quality Management.

An ISO 9001 Quality Management System will help our clients' in continually monitor and manage quality across the part or whole organisation and supply chain, if required. As the world's most widely recognized Quality Management standard, it outlines ways to achieve improved competiveness, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service.

What is our Consulting Process?

With over 20 years Quality & ISO 9001 consulting experience working with many organizations & industries, we have developed The Ananya Consultents 9-Step Roadmap to Going Beyond Certification and invite you to select the below icons to learn more about each step and learn about how we can add enormous business value to your processes and how you operate as a business.

Step 1 Foundation

This module focuses on the organization's top leadership team and planning. The aim is to ensure the Top Leadership team can actively lead, participate and manage the management system from the outset.

How Long Does It Take?

One of the most common questions with this type of project that needs to be answered is 'how long does it take'. There are various considerations but the main ones include: is there a hard client/contract deadline? Are there available resources to support the project internally? Plus, the exact scope of work required and any potential complexity are key considerations. Many organizations will want to aim for an efficient turnaround but it is common that the amount of work required can be underestimated. The below gives an example of average timelines from start to certification based on the size of the organization – these are guidelines only. Each project varies & in all cases, is based on the client needs.

  • Small Business

    The average for a small business would be between 6 – 9 months. In general, the shorter the timeline, the higher the intensity of the project. A key consideration is whether there are available resources who can commit to the agreed workload required for the preferred project duration.

    Small Business*

  • Medium Business

    This is the average project duration in the experience of Ananya Consultents. A 9 month project has moderate intensity but generally doesn't overload a client, particularly where resources who will be involved on the project internally will already have other priorities and responsibilities.

    Medium Business*

  • Large Business

    This is a conservative project duration for small to medium enterprises but one that is common on larger, more complex projects. Certain projects may even extend up to 18 months.

    Large Business*

*each client project varies, the above are project averages to serve as a guideline only

What Resources Do We Need?

Small Business

Small Business

Each and every business is different and it depends on the availability of resources and whether or not they have the 'bandwidth' to meet the internal demands of the project. An average project would involve 2-3 internal resources sharing responsibilities as part of the project.

Medium Enterprise

Medium Enterprise

There are similarities between what challenges resources face whether you are a small, medium or large enterprise. An average project would involve 3-5 internal resources sharing responsibilities as part of the project.

Large Enterprise

Large Enterprise

This would vary for each enterprise based on the scope of the project and its complexity – including the enterprise's structure. As an average, we have seen specific steering committees formed including implementation teams of 20+ assigned. The size of the organization, number of locations and complexity would more accurately determine the level of resources involved and would be a key outcome from Step 1 in the Ananya Consultents 9-Step Roadmap.