Certification to the requirements of quality management systems standards, such as ISO 9001:2008, is recognised as a tried and tested way of improving company performance and productivity.
Not only are you able to use quality management systems as an effective management tool to add value to your product or service offering, but you can demonstrate to your customers, supply chain and the community at large that you minimise risk and reduce wastage. Increasing customer confidence is critical to your profitability and market edge, achieved through clearly defined objectives and a buy-in from the whole organisation.
ISO 9001:2008 is suited to any sector of industry, type or size of organisation you operate, its guiding principals are suited to you.
With the ability to streamline your systems and processes, together with the opportunity to integrate these with those you have already identified in your business plan you are now in a better position to run your business more efficiently and effectively. Not only are you able to cut out unnecessary duplication of work but more importantly the amount of time and effort spent doing this will be significantly reduced.
BENEFITS OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT
- You have the ability to compete on an even playing field
- You can identify where major cost savings can be made
- Your operations are more focused with your path to success clearly mapped out
- You recognise the benefit of having an independent verifier of your work
Many other sector specific management system standards have been based on ISO 9001:2008, e.g. schemes for the aerospace, automotive and telecommunications sectors, software development, medical devices, vehicle breakdown and recovery.