Quality Management Systems

What Is a Quality Management System?

A Quality Management System(QMS) is a formal set of processes, procedures, and assigned responsibilities that provide the framework for achieving quality and consistency in manufacturing operations.  Quality Management systems, whether cGMP or ISO based, are focused on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.  Core elements include:

  • Quality Policy and Objectives
  • Quality Manual
  • SOPs & Work Instructions
  • Record Keeping & Data Management
  • Verification of Quality Processes

Quality Management Systems are founded on the PDCA cycle (Plan Do Check Act) to facilitate continuous improvement.  A typical QMS will have stages that follow an iterative improvement process with components reflecting the following stages:

Design & Build

Initial creation of the QMS including documentation for procedures, processes, and responsibilities.  Inherent in QMS is active and ongoing leadership commitment allowing the system to be developed and maintained with the appropriate support and resources.

Deploy

Training of staff concurrent with implementation of the QMS.

Control & Measure

Internal audits coupled with Management Reviews act to maintain the system while identifying nonconformances and opportunities for improvement.

Review & Improve

Determine how effective and efficient the current processes achieve the organization’s desired Quality Objectives, communicate these findings throughout the organization as appropriate, and enhance best practices based on the gathered information.

Why Is a Quality Management System Important?

For many industries and products, having an ISO- or cGMP-based QMS is a prerequisite for doing business. A QMS allows a company to meet their customer requirements which in turn builds confidence in the company thereby increasing sales and customers. Operating with cost and resource efficiency provides a foundation for continued expansion, growth, and profitability.

Other benefits include reducing waste, lowering costs, engaging staff, and establishing an overarching direction for the entire organization. Avert focuses on creation and support of Quality Management Systems for the dietary supplement, cosmetic, and cannabis industries.

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Quality Management Systems

Quality Management Systems

Avert offers the following quality management systems services:
Food Safety Program Creation
Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001

Certify your process management system as meeting the globally recognized quality standard of ISO 9001:2015. Avert works with your team to create an appropriate quality management system with supporting processes and procedures and then guides you through the certification audit process.

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Quality Management Systems

CGMP Certification

Distinguish your operation and give your customers piece of mind.  While many companies claim to operate within cGMP guidelines, formal cGMP certification gives your customers confidence that your quality systems are appropriately designed, implemented, and achieving the appropriate results.
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Invest in yourself! Show your customers your commitment to quality and product safety through your established Quality Management Systems. A Quality Management System is more than just a means to an end and can reap ongoing, tangible benefits for your organization, even if you choose to postpone formal certification under ISO or cGMP. Avert will design and implement your quality management system from the ground up and provide appropriate training so your team is positioned to maintain and improve your quality management systems into the future. Call or email us today!

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