Purchasing Process According to ISO 9001 : Quality Management System Standard in the Apparel Industry

As in any industry, also in the apparel industry, long-term success can be ensured mainly by focusing on the organization’s constant ability to provide products that meet customer requirements and legal reglementations. Therefore, our research aimed to identify ways to realize the specific aspects of the quality management system (QMS) developed in an apparel organization in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standard. Although ISO 9001:2008 is the standard which presents the QMS requirements developed for any organization, the specific aspects, but also the consequences of the quality level, involves specific approaches in the development of the QMS processes. Defining the necessary processes of a quality management system in an apparel industry organization, developed in accordance with the mentioned standard, requires a complex approach involving both understanding the requirements and recommendations of regulatory documents and process. In the paper it is exemplified the development of such a process. The results of a research on the QMS particular development in an apparel industry organization, can be assessed only in a specific situation, namely by developing and implementing all QMS necessary processes. The value of the QMS implementation results, developed in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standard, will be observed by organizations in the apparel industry that will function with such a management system.

Liliana Ifrim, Bianca Prisecaru