Under the conditions of high competition on the world market quality of products, technologies and services becomes foremost. It is no coincidence that the most popular standard in the world is an international standard ISO 9001, dedicated to the organizations’ quality management. When it comes to quality two directions for the company development can be singled out: increase of product quality and the quality management system development.
As quality assessment criteria vary enormously depending on sector affiliation of the organization, there is a number of sector-specific standards in respect of quality management system. Maintenance of high quality of manufacturing, products, technologies and services requires continual attention from the organization’s management and staff, but ultimately it is high quality that ensures satisfaction of the interests of clients, partners, governmental authorities and other interested parties.
A quality management system can improve the way you do business and improve the amount of business you carry out as you become more efficient and therefore more profitable.
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for quality. Certification to this standard reassures your customers that your organisation is fully committed to quality by continuously undergoing the scrutiny of an accredited third party certification body.
From the outset, benefits become apparent as the implementation process itself makes you focus on the workings of your business.
The benefits of ISO 9001 include:
- Improvements in the delivery of your service
- Improvements in line management structures
- Improvements in communication, planning and administration
- Improvements in wastage through a reduction in rejects and failures from design through to supply
- Improvements in the management of suppliers and subcontractors
- Improvements in competitiveness by using ISO 9001:2008 as an important marketing tool
ISO 9001 is not about establishing a new system, it just documents your existing procedures to ensure that they meet the standard to deliver increased efficiencies and increased profit. ISO 9001 says more about the quality of your company than you can.