GAP analysis is a useful tool for the identification and development of business objectives applicable to different types of industry.
It is a type of analysis which permits an assessment of the current situation and allows the client to govern the process of evolution towards the desired objective, such as obtaining a certification upgrade to subsequent versions as: BRC, IFS, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
Initially it analyses the current situation through the use of an appropriate check list.
Then it lists the requirements necessary to achieve the desired aim, identifying the quantifiable objectives. By comparing the two it identifies the differences.
Once the GAP between the two situations has been identified it is possible to quantify the necessary measures and establish the order of priority in order to achieve the desired objectives.
The gap analysis is a useful tool to support companies wishing to be certified according to a specific standard, or for those already certified in accordance with previous editions, as it facilitates the transition to the new requirements.
The results will be formalised in an audit report and presented to the company at the end of the activity. These results will help the company to understand the extent to which its Quality Management System complies with industry standards, enabling the identification of possible measures to be implemented in order to achieve its objective.