The first step in Quality Management System implementation project or QMS transition is to carry out a comparison between your current QMS and the requirements of ISO 9001 standard.
This is called Gap Analysis.
Certain things that need to be fulfilled before conducting a successful gap analysis are:
- Identifying people (one or more) who will conduct the gap analysis. The people selected should preferably have some experience in quality management or conducting audit.
- Assistance of a consultant should be considered.
- Creating a Gap Analysis Checklist.
The components of completing a Gap Analysis are:
- Scheduling the gap analysis
- Conducting the scheduled gap analysis
- Making a report on the basis of the conducted gap analysis and utilizing the results.
Checklist of ISO 9001 Gap Analysis
This is the most important tool of Gap Analysis. Gap Analysis Checklist is a list of requirements written in the form of questions. The auditor conducting the gap analysis uses this list of questions to compare the existing QMS with the requirements stated in the ISO 9001 standard. Where the QMS does not meet the stated requirements, it is known as a “Gap”.
This checklist helps the auditor in the audit process, providing him with the recommendations as to which documents he should look for. It also acts as a place of documenting the requirements that were met and that weren’t.
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