SWOT and ISO9001:2015 – The Connection

Don’t underestimate the value of a good SWOT analysis. In fact, a good SWOT analysis will assist you in transitioning to ISO9001:2015

The four parts of the SWOT analysis:

Strengths – What are the companies best practices? What gives you a competitive advantage over others?
Weaknesses – What puts you at a disadvantage over others? Systems that are not fully effective?
Opportunities – Potential areas of improvement? Areas you can exploit? Trends that could positively impact your business?
Threats – Risk areas, Noncompliance?

A good PEST Analysis will compliment the SWOT Analysis. A PEST Analysis identifies all of the various external political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that might affect a business. Managers then assess the risks that the identified factors pose and use that knowledge to inform decisions.

How SWOT can fit into ISO9001:2015:
Clause 4.1 and 4.2 (Internal and External Context of the Organization)
Clause 6.1 (Risk and Opportunities)
Clause 6.2 (Quality Objectives)
Clause 7.1.6 (Organization Knowledge)

If you would like to talk more about the ISO9001:2015 transition or would like a 3rd party facilitator for an upcoming SWOT analysis at your company give me a call or email. Gwido Dlugopolsky at 216-391-7766 or gwido.dlugopolsky@magnetwork.org

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