program has been established to provide your organization with an accelerated
program of development, which includes creating and installing an ISO 9000
Quality Management System (QMS). This can be accomplished within a six-month 
time frame. The Zero to 9000 QMS has six phases for implementation. All times
are approximations and will depend upon the continuing availability of the
orientation of top management to the requirements of ISO 9000.
organization’s level of commitment (barrier analysis) will be evaluated and
recommendations made. This element evaluates management’s understanding and
commitment for successfully implementing ISO 9000. This is an organization
“State-of-Practice,” or “Gap-Analysis” is performed to evaluate the existing
quality management efforts against the requirements of ISO 9000. A clearly
defined list of recommendations will be made to fill in the “Gaps” so that the
standard is satisfied.
to ISO 9000 QMS completion. Establishes a fast-track approach to
The creation of a QMS Manual is not a mandatory requirement of
the current standard but is essential to a well-organized QMS. The Manual is
a road map for the QMS. Based on the findings of the “Needs Analysis” the
identification of procedures and work instructions is performed here. This
Manual should only be 15-30 pages in length and is only a preliminary draft.
The Manual will be finalized during Phase 6.
Procedures, work instructions and record development are
identified here and documentation outlines and interviews are performed during
this initial yet critical stage of procedure development. This documentation
can be adapted from existing procedures or developed from zero.
Those persons performing work, which could effect product quality, have a
training requirement mandated by the standard. The training provided at this
time would include Internal Auditor training and an initial internal audit.
Internal audits are now performed. It is the Registrar's
expectations that 100% of the QMS be audited before the certification audit.
Procedures will be edited after finding shortcomings in the written
Registrar selection process. A thorough due-diligence will be
performed to ensure the right chemistry exists between Auditee and Registrar.
The organization is entering into a long-term business relationship and this
should be treated as one of the most important aspects of Certification.
Choosing the wrong Registrar can be overly costly and can adversely effect the
veracity of the QMS. Last minute changes to the QMS are made during this week.
accounting systems development: This will be integrated into your existing
management accounting system. Two to four additional weeks.
Health and Safety Manual:
Based on OHSAS 18001:1999, the manual is an overview document, similar to the
Auditing and Consulting: Once a year an evaluation of the organizations “state
of practice” and preparation for the Registrars surveillance audits. One week.
quoted above are subject to change depending on the availability of the organizations
personnel; the greater the availability the faster the process.