ISO 9001 Certification: What it is and Why It’s Important
If you are in the manufacturing world, you have no doubt seen the term ISO 9001 before. As the world’s most popular management system standard, used by over one million organizations globally, it is known to help businesses run more efficiently and profitably. The benefits don’t stop there though. Read on to explore what ISO 9001 means, why it matters, and its many benefits.
What is ISO 9001?
ISO stands for the International Standard of Organization. It was founded with quality management in mind so businesses could find the best way to operate. With standards in place, guidelines could then be followed, and a business could increase its efficiency and customer satisfaction.
For ISO businesses, this hinges upon embedding a quality management system within the organization. This system facilitates their efforts to increase productivity, reduce unnecessary costs, and follow through on the quality of processes and products. It ensures there is a standardized way of meeting all customer requirements and ensures the quality of services and how they were developed, utilized and maintained.
Importance of ISO 9001 to Businesses:
ISO certification helps you increase the control of your business and the more you control your business, the more your consistency increases. Increased consistency means customers are getting the same service or product every time. This quality management system monitors the progress of a product or service as it goes through each stage of production, from development to testing to assembly to customer feedback. It also allows for continual improvement. The quality of processes will increase and costs due to inefficiency will decrease. ISO 9001 will ensure the reputation of a business in any situation.
Importance of ISO 9001 to Customers:
As a consumer, this certification gives you peace of mind that the business is not only consistently reliable in their production process but is actively improving to create a better experience for you. You can be assured the business takes care that its production and service processes run smoothly and constantly improves the processes already in place.
At Innovative Plastics, it is our desire to provide the highest quality service to our customers. Our goal is to build a long relationship thanks to our quality parts and service. Reach out to us today to learn how we can provide this quality commitment to you.