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The Quality Hub podcast is where we chat with ISO experts about “all things Quality.” Our goal is to share the knowledge we’ve gained by working with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO standards, and other business best practices with our podcast listeners. We want you to be encouraged by our education and experiences.

ISO 9001 Quality Management System Podcast Series Highlight Episodes

Episode 1: Why You Should Use a Quality Management System

This episode is an intro to the reasons for starting the Quality Hub and takes you through the basics of why you should use a Quality Management System, and its benefits for employees, management, and your business.

Episode 2: Planning Your QMS

In this week’s podcast, we will guide you on how to start planning your QMS. We emphasize the importance of using the PDCA cycle when beginning the process of planning and discussing the creation of a quality manual.

Episode 3: Your QMS - From Planning to Implementation

In this podcast, the focus of the podcast will be on the critical pillars of QMS implementation and the importance of maintaining control over documentation.

Episode 4: Your QMS - Putting it All Together

For this episode, we’ll be discussing how to “Put it All Together.” We will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how to effectively organize and streamline your objectives, documents, and measuring procedures.

Episode 5: Your QMS - Management Reviews and the Internal Audit

In this episode, join us as we discuss your progression and make sure your efforts are achieving the desired results. Additionally, we will share valuable insights on Management Review and upcoming milestones, including the ISO Internal Audit.

Episode 6: ISO Certification - The Internal Audit Process

For this episode, we will discuss the key aspects of the ISO Internal Audit including its purpose, the parties involved, findings, and the appropriate responses to them. Additionally, we will also share insights on the upcoming second management meeting and the preparatory measures for the Stage 1 audit.

Episode 7: The ISO Audit - Your Certification Audit

This episode will be valuable inside into your Certification Audit. Join us as we dive into the intricacies of the two stages of the ISO Certification Audit, uncover what the auditor is seeking, and explore their audit methodology.

Episode 8: ISO Certification - Life After the Final Audit

In the last episode of our 8-week series, we will be covering an essential topic: Life After the Audit. We will be sharing valuable insights on what steps to take following an audit and the importance of promoting your ISO certification, continuous improvement, and how to cultivate a culture of quality.

What is ISO 9001 Certification?

Small business success hangs on one major factor – customer and client trust. The ISO 9001 Standard for Quality helps organizations create, implement, and maintain a high-functioning Quality Management System (QMS) that guides the day to day function of the business.

An ISO QMS helps companies constantly refine their day-to-day systems and create targeted long-term goals for success. Led by the stringent quality requirements of the standard, that QMS in turn helps guide the ultimate achievement for business growth – constantly improving customer experiences and satisfaction.

Through ten clauses, the ISO standard guides companies toward improved internal function and cultural growth. This document covers the basic definition of ISO 9001 as well as the basics regarding the requirements and steps to certification.

ISO 9001:2015 Information Guides

If you are interested in downloading guides that provide information on What is ISO 9001? What are the steps to certification? and additional details, visit our ISO 9001 Download Guide page.

What is the Cost of ISO 9001 Certification?

The cost of ISO 9001 certification with Core Business Solutions, Inc. varies depending on the size and complexity of the organization. However, we offer a transparent pricing structure that is based on the number of employees in the organization. It costs between $5,700 and $15,000 to prepare and between $3,000 and $5,000 to certify, depending on the company size and how much prep time you choose to take.

In addition to the cost of certification, there are other costs associated with achieving ISO 9001 certification. These may include the cost of training employees in the requirements of the standard and the cost of conducting internal audits to ensure compliance with the standard. However, the benefits of ISO 9001 certification often outweigh the costs. ISO 9001 certification can help organizations improve their operations, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and enhance their reputation.

If you are interested in learning how to become ISO 9001 certified, contact us today. We’ll have a consultant talk with you right away to answer your questions and get you a custom quote.