ISO 9001 is a renowned international standard for any organization that sets benchmarks for quality. This standard is put into regular use by the organizations so that the products and services are provided to the customers with the best quality and that they meet the requirements set by the customer. Organizations holding this certification indicate their hard work for continuous improvement by making sure their products and services meet the required standards.
For the certification of ISO 9001, it doesn’t matter if the company consists of 1 person or 1 thousand people. ISO 9001 certification can be done by any type of industry be it service or manufacturing. This standard is primarily used to control the processes which directly or indirectly affect the quality of the processes.
Contents of ISO 9001:2015
The ISO 9001:2015 is a document that is made of almost 30 pages and it contains the following sections:
Section 1: Scope
Section 2: Normative references
Section 3: Terms and definitions
Section 4: Context and the organization
Section 5: Leadership
Section 6: Planning
Section 7: Support
Section 8: Operation
Section 9: Performance evaluation
Section 10: Continual Improvement
Reasons for use
There are a number of reasons why ISO 9001 can be used. ISO 9001, in the start, was used by the procuring organizations to form contractual arrangements with the suppliers. This aided in reducing the need for “supplier development” because the basic requirements for assuring the product quality were fulfilled through this standard. Based on how complex the product is, the type of business (manufacture, distribution or servicing) and the risk to the producer, the requirements of ISO 9001 can be put into use to meet specific contractual situations. For instance, if the supplier that is chosen is weak on the controls of the calibration of their measurement equipment, that particular requirement would be invoked in the contract.
ISO 9001 is needed for the following purposes:
Meet the customer requirements
Get more business and revenue from new customers
Improve company and product quality
Increase customer satisfaction with your products
Improve Efficiency, reduce waste and save money
Benefits of using ISO 9001
ISO 9001 provides a workable Quality Management System for the company. Its benefits are as follows:
It is compatible with both large and small companies
The internal management is better
There is less wastage
The efficiency, productivity and profit improve
The outcomes become consistent, measured and monitored
It is globally recognized.
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