Management System Certification for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

Obtain ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and other certifications to support business growth

Obtain ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and other certifications to support business growth

Management System Certification for small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMB)

For successful organizations, obtaining management system certifications are not just for show, they use these processes as a roadmap for growth. This is just as true for small and medium-sized businesses as it is for global enterprises. At TÜV SÜD, we understand the challenges facing small businesses:

  • Smaller staffs with each person wearing many hats
  • Retaining customers and keeping satisfaction levels high (every customer is incredibly important) 
  • Succession planning and “tribal knowledge” (losing one employee can have significant impact) 
  • Unclear or undefined business strategies (Where are we going, what are we doing?)
  • Lack of systems and processes create confusion among team members, increasing the risk of nonconforming product(s)

Benefits for Small Business

Having a management system in place will help SMBs:

  • Simplify and clarify processes
    • Reduce confusion about how a process works, so everyone is doing the same thing every time
    • Ensure the process is documented so in the event of turnover, the business keeps moving forward
  • Scale for growth
    • Companies can scale easier when people know what is expected of them.
    • Wasted time and procedures are quickly flushed out so the team can be more efficient
  • Reduce costs
    • Reduced rework/returns/ customer rejections
    • Better time management to get more done in less time
  • Boost customer satisfaction
    • Repeatable best practices ensure that customers are receiving the same product and/or service every time
  • Reduce risk
    • Lower risk of errors
    • Lower risk to environment
    • Lower risk to employees
    • Lower financial risks
  • Support employees
    • ISO 45001 helps create policies and systems that support the health and safety of all employees
    • Improve employee morale
    • Reduce downtime associated with injuries and burnout
  • Reduce environmental impact
    • Reduce waste resulting in cost savings
    • Support compliance with local and federal regulations (reduced risk of fines) 

Our Management System Certification Experience

TÜV SÜD America is a globally recognized certification body with a local presence. We treat your business as if it was our own, which means your business objectives and strategic goals come first.  We strive to understand and emphasize your organization’s priorities, risks and objectives. Working with TÜV SÜD can help with:

  • Identifying best practices for your organization
  • Reinforcing effective initiatives, actions, policies, and procedures by providing positive feedback on your organization’s strengths
  • Highlighting opportunities to enhance your organization’s efficiency, effectiveness and risk mitigation focus

We offer management system certification services and training for everything from ISO 9001 (serves as the basis for other sector-specific standards), AS9100 (aerospace), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety) and more. Be sure to check out the resources below as you begin your certification journey.

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