It’s Time To Register for ISO 9001
The International Standards Organization (ISO) sets industry guidelines that help companies build products of the highest quality, and let’s consumers recognize who is a cut above. ISO 9001 was first published in 1987, and was composed by the national standard bodies of more than 160 countries. The most recent incarnation ISO 9001: 2015 is set to replace ISO 9001 between now and 2018. In September of 2018 an ISO 9001: 2008 certificate will no longer be valid, and if companies want to maintain a reputation for quality products and lean practices than updating is an inevitability.
ISO 9001 calls for specific requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS). Having an ISO certification signals to the rest of the world that you consistently provide products and services that meet customer needs with regulation precision. More than a million organizations across the world use ISO 9001 certified and have implemented changes and updates to their QMS systems.
ISO focuses on process-oriented approaches by documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures of achieving quality. Managing physical and human resources is difficult, but following ISO guidelines is an excellent way to make sure that nothing is going to waste. And less waste means more contracts.
ISO 9001: 2015 has also brought continuous improvement back into the spotlight. With a focus on measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS you can get the systems and tools you need to perform the specific changes that will benefit your company. Getting certified means running internal audits and improving through corrective and preventive action.
The benefits are undeniable. Studies have shown that the ISO 9001 program has cut costs, increased customer satisfaction, created access to new markets, and reduced environmental impact. In France, a study by AFNOR (France’s ISO member) showed that companies involved in standardization showed an extra 20% growth.
Whether you are a manufacturing company who is an ISO veteran, or a new company looking for huge growth, we are here to help. If you need help becoming ISO certified Nessis has the tools, the team, and the experience to get you up and running.