As some background, I work for a spice company and have built out our Food Safety and quality program entirely from scratch. We are SQF certified two years in a row now. I have been tasked with creating a QMS system that will encompass each department of the business from sales, marketing, operations, food safety, fulfillment etc... We have the SQF/Food safety/quality framework built out and I believe this is where I should start, seeing how each department can support the SQF functional requirements and building upon our CAPA program.
There are a lot of programs I can purchase which would make this a breeze but I have no budget allowed for these, at least until we build out the framework ourselves and can show improvement metrics. I can visualize the end goal and what needs to happen but I am feeling scattered when it comes to planning out the steps needed to get there.
I am just looking for advice or anecdotal situations where others have done the same? Is this less daunting of a task than it feels in my head?