QMH (QM-handbook) according to DIN EN ISO 9001 ff. (ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9004 ff.)
The QMH (Quality Management Handbook) has to be created and implemented by every company wanting to introduce and certify quality management according to DIN EN ISO 9001 ff.. It describes all of a company's QM-related relevant processes. Work on and with documents is also exactly documented: which types of documents occur in the company and what the individual workflow, the lifecycle of a document of this type, looks like. E.g. the norm DIN EN ISO 9001 dictates a setup based on normed templates as well as the examination according to the double control principle. It also dictates the release / publishing as well as the management and archiving of outdated document versions. This is summarised under the term of Document Control in Quality Management. An electronic Document Management, such as bitfarm-Archiv, helps comfortably implementing the required procedures - documented in the QMH - within the company. It also helps supervising the procedures and provides added value.
The introduction and certification of a QM is mandatory in some economic sectors, e.g. the automobile industry. Not only the manufacturers, but also their suppliers, have to demonstate the introduction of a Quality Management System according to DIN EN ISO 9001 with the creation of a QMH and the subsequent audits / assessments. They also need to have it examined at regular intervals.