Introduction of quality management system

On the verge of entering the 21st century, the world is witnessing the ever-growing governance of accepted standards, rules, codes, and criteria by the international society on mutual business and industrial relationships. One of the most important standards which is accepted by most countries of the world is the international standard of integrated management systems (IMS). Naturally, in our country to get away from the single-product economy and not rely completely on oil revenues, a more active presence is needed in international industries and businesses and saving the environment. Complying with these standards and obtaining international certificates for manufactured goods and services is of grave value. Basically, the competition governing the domestic and foreign markets is based on the principle of providing services with higher quality and increasing the confidence coefficient in clients using the establishment of IMS. By studying the factors responsible for creating productivity, quality, and establishment of new and correct management systems and influenced by conducting new executing processes and their compliance with international standards, we can lower the costs, improve the quality and increase productivity (effectiveness and efficiency), optimize the allocation of human resources in working capacities which ultimately results in the assurance of improvement in providing services and increasing the technical capabilities and expanding one’s share from the market. Clearly, it is only possible to reach these goals by creating a quality management system and systems thinking culture, accompanied by strong belief, and all-around efforts of every single person who is part of an organization.
Therefore, the Gostaresh Ahan Rah Company has implemented the IMS in all of its organizational activities and regards it as a mission to try to keep and maintain this system. The employees and the management of the company hope to achieve great success in reaching goals and determined strategies by establishing, keeping, maintaining, and continuous optimization of this system. The establishment of the quality management system in the Gostaresh Ahan Rah Company was executed and implemented in compliance with ISO 9001:2000 standard in 2007, and in 2017 this system was upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. In 2018 the company achieved the IMS ISO9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 certificates and has implemented them in all the ongoing operations/projects. The company has also made it a policy by establishing a strategic deputy to see the accuracy of performance and monitor and measure the aforementioned management systems. The existing documents in the quality management system are 372 forms, 22 procedures, and 17 instructions in addition to the strategic and quality policy documents. Performed actions in implementing the IMS are as follows:

    • • Planning long-term and short-term goals based on the IMS in the organization, identifying strategies and acquisition programs

    • • Systems and complex systems analysis

    • • Using the theory of management decision-making theory; multiple attribute decision-making (MADM) in the organization in line with helping to make decisions based on evidence and data

    • • Holding training courses on IMS

    • • Implementing knowledge management strategies in the organization

    • • Designing work procedures and controlling the performance of the designed procedures in the framework of managing the organization’s procedures

    • • Performing internal auditing at the organization’s offices and operations/projects

    • • Creating a continuous development mindset in providing services to intra and extra-organizational clients

    • • Defining and executing development projects in line with organizational excellence

    • • Establishment of a customer relationship system and evaluation of the satisfaction and complaint levels of customers to perform proper corrective actions

    • • Establishment of a commenting system