Management system guidance
Evidence‐based decision making
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Key benefits of evidence‐based decision making
Effective decisions are based on the analysis of data and information. Other performance statistics or indicators, such as timeliness and conformance to the specification, user satisfaction survey results and supplier performance records should also be collected in the data and analysis process.
- Improved decision-making processes;
- Improved assessment of process performance and ability to achieve objectives;
- Improved operational effectiveness and efficiency;
- Increased ability to review, challenge and change opinions and decisions;
- Increased ability to demonstrate the effectiveness of past decisions.
Actions you can take enhance evidence‐based decision making:
- Determine, measure and monitor key indicators to demonstrate the organization’s performance;
- Make all data needed available to the relevant people;
- Ensure that data and information are sufficiently accurate, reliable and secure;
- Analyse and evaluate data, and information using suitable methods;
- Ensure people are competent to analyse and evaluate data as needed;
- Make decisions and take actions based on evidence, balanced with experience and intuition.
More information on quality management principles
|Customer focus||Meeting customer requirements and exceeding expectations|
|Process approach||Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA), sequence and interaction, inputs, activities and outputs|
|Leadership||Establishing strategic direction and operational purpose|
|Improvement||Innovation, opportunities, root cause analysis, and ability to react to change|
|Engagement of people||Training, knowledge, competence, and empowerment|
|Relationship management||Maintaining relationships with intertested and providers in the supply chain|
More information on PDCA
How to apply the latest quality management principles
The latest and current quality management principles (QMPs), stated in ISO 9000:2015, are intended to provide the foundation by which any organization can continually improve its performance.
You can learn to apply the latest quality management principles in the context of your business's own particular operations by reviewing and documenting its activities in the context of each quality management principle.
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