Abstract: For each structural and functional design of the organizational system, it is necessary before the start of design to know which is the highest hierarchical principle for the organization. The paper presents the results of research that give an answer to the question "What is the highest hierarchically principle for QMS in profit-oriented organizations?". Presented the highest hierarchical principle is explored for the purpose of orientation of quality management system in profit-oriented organizations. Defined principle should be used for the decomposition of lower hierarchical principles and objectives (6.2, ISO 9001: 2015). Defined principle enables the necessary integration of quality management systems in the business system of profit-oriented organizations.
Keywords: quality, profit, principle, costs, resources, ISO 9001:2015
Recieved: 21.02.2017 Accepted: 12.06.2017 UDC: 005.6