WHY ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in manufacturing that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement in all sectors). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.
This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
Benefits of Being ISO 9001 Certified
#1: Boost staff performance and overall productivity. Engaged employees are motivated to implement processes that are put in place to ensure that problems are quickly identified and resolved in a timely manner.
#2: Flesh Out Your Company’s Processes. A key component of ISO 9001 is having thorough business processes, and the ability to define responsibilities for quality control, as well as relaying those specifications to employees.
#3: Reduce Waste and Improve Efficiency. Rather than focusing on mistakes after the fact, an effective QMS hones in on preventive measures, so wasteful problems can be avoided altogether for the future. The certification enforces a continuous improvement strategy, so you’re always, by design, seeking ways to reduce waste and improve efficiency.
#4: Provide an improved customer experience. The ISO process improves customer service for a variety of reasons. It identifies key areas that are most important and a priority to your customers. It then outlines the process on how you can implement it based on their expectations and needs.
The Best News Yet !!!!
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) in Partnership with Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, ImPact Utah, USU Eastern, and San Juan County Economic Development have funding to help your business become ISO 9001 certified. For more details please contact – Ethan Migliori, [email protected], 435-613-5435.