Quality Management System Certification
The ISO 9001 standard is the world’s most popular quality management standard, with over one million certified organisations in 180 countries worldwide. ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) provides a quality management framework that companies can use to ensure the quality of their products and services is consistent. Companies choose ISO 9001 certification to show that they have taken due care to maintain high standards. This reduces the chance of product faults and recalls or service shortcomings and ensures that your customers can buy with confidence.
ISO 9001 certification demonstrates your organisation’s ability to consistently meet and exceed customer expectations. Many enterprise buyers and retailers require their suppliers to be ISO 9001 certified in order to minimise their risk of purchasing a poor product or service – being ISO 9001 certified boosts your sales potential. A business that achieves ISO 9001 certification can attain significant improvements in organisational efficiency and product quality by minimising waste and errors and increasing productivity. Our comprehensive guideline on ISO 9001 provides useful information on requirements and benefits.
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Before you can initiate the certification process, your organisation will need to implement a quality management system according to ISO 9001 requirements and its effectiveness must be thoroughly documented.
For the certification process itself, the following steps have been established:
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An organisation that complies with the ISO 9001 QMS standard proves its commitment to quality control. Having an ISO 9001 certification means that a product has been developed with stringent quality control measures followed.
The rewards of ISO 9001 certification are in the form of customer trust and business growth. It is a statement of responsible and accountable quality control. Companies who have been ISO 9001 certified have found themselves to be more efficient and have achieved improved customer satisfaction levels.
The process of ISO 9001 certification for any organisation is a huge commitment to time and effort. During this time, one must also expect improvements in various segments of the business. However, the rewards of the effort and time investment are worth it.
For an organisation of small to medium size, three-six months should be enough for the certification process. But without proper preparation and for larger enterprises, it may take 9-12 months.
After the groundwork (documentation check and formalities to start audits with the certification body) is done, stage 1 can begin.
In stage 1, auditors will assess the QMS system against the standard requirements. They can suggest improvements or enforce compliances. Stage 2 is the evaluation of the QMS processes. The requirements of ISO 9001, actual implementation, and QMS requirements are evaluated, and a report and certificate will be issued thereafter.
A comprehensive guideline to ISO 9001:2015.
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