Responsibilities of Quality Management Representative
ISO 9001:2008 Clause 5.0 Management Responsibility
QMR: develops Quality Management System, Educator & Trainer, Lead Auditor, Facilitator of Change/Improvement, Project Quality Assurance Manager, Role Model and Team Leader.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Efren Alvarez Galapon Manager Corporate Qualtiy, Health & Safety, Environment Mobile Business Company Ltd. (MBUZZ) Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaMobile: +966 54 805 46 15 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
(Complete Article in PDF) If you work in a company that is certified with ISO 9001:2000/2008
standard, you probably have someone in your organization whose role is called
“Quality Management Representative” or “QMR,” right? This QMR title is also
referred to as the “Management Representative” (“MR”) or “Quality Assurance
Representative” (“QAR”) in other companies with the Standard same
certification. Before your company obtained its ISO 9001 Standard
compliance certificate, you must have been one of those who attended the so
called “ISO Awareness Course” in which the trainer explained the meaning and
purpose of ISO 9001:2000/2008 standard in your organization.
Do you know that the title or designation “Quality
Management Representative” does not exist in the standard? It is rather
“Management Representative”! But why is it that many companies assign the title
or designation QMR instead of MR?
This article highlights the critical role of the QMR
in his organization and answers the last question as a side topic.
There are two areas in an ISO 9001-certified company
in which the MR or QMR function is seen. Figure 1 shows the two locations of
such areas. One is the corporate area (see organization chart of XYZ
Construction Co.) and the other is in the project area.