Compliance Guides & Tools for ISO 9001:
A gap analysis is performed to identify the discrepancies between the ISO 9001:2008 requirements and your company's current business processes. Many companies perform a gap analysis as a first step in order to get an understanding of how extensive their ISO 9001 implementation is going to be.
Pros & Cons: Though a gap analysis is optional and not required by ISO 9001:2008, performing a gap analysis at the start of your ISO 9001 implementation will give you valuable insights into how extensive your ISO 9001 implementation will be and at which areas to focus most.
Tip: If you have an extensive and complete audit checklist, you may use that to perform your gap analysis. Also note that a gap analysis is already included in all Implementation Packages.
The Gap Analysis
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The Gap Analysis is an extensive questionnaire and checklist used to analyze the extent to which a company's processes comply with ISO 9001:2008 requirements. The Gap Analysis addresses all ISO 9001:2008 requirements.
The Gap Analysis is usually performed at the beginning of the ISO 9001 implementation in order to plan and budget. This checklist can easily be customized to fit your company's circumstances.