One part of quality system costs can be monitored by introducing a tick box on the Purchase Order to track all items and services purchased for the quality system. Quality system purchases can be separated from stationery. toilet paper and pencils.
This information will be useful for the Management Review of the quality system, which has to take place at least once a year. ‘Cost of the quality system’ is always on the agenda. It will also be useful for Measurement and Analysis.