In advance of any audit process, you want your procedures and processes to be fine-tuned and your employees to be self-assured, competent, and prepared. That way, you are more likely to impress the auditors and obtain your ISO certification on your company’s first try! ISO 9001:2015 is the most sought after certification. Gaining a certification to this popular standard helps … Read More
How to prepare for a ISO audit?
It’s time to prepare your team for an ISO quality audit. Now what? Gaining ISO 9001:2015 certification will help ensure that your team, processes, procedures, quality of products, and commitment to your customers are all of utmost importance. It can also be a very powerful marketing tool to promote your business since this is an international standard of quality! … Read More
Quality Management System and the ISO 9001:2015 Standard
As you may recall, we discussed the ins and outs of a Quality Management System (QMS) in a previous blog post. The separate processes that are used to plan, build, or conduct and deliver products and services in accordance with company quality policies and objectives make up the company’s QMS. How can you ensure that your company maintains these processes … Read More
What is a Quality Management System (QMS)?
What is a Quality Management System (QMS)? Simply put, a QMS is a system that a business puts into place to manage the quality of their processes, policies, and procedures and, in turn, ensures the quality of their products and services. Enter the ISO 9000 family of standards! The International Organization of Standards (ISO) first published the ISO 9001 quality … Read More
Brief History of the International Organization of Standardization
Since its inception in 1947, the ISO has published close to 22,000 International Standards (WOW!) covering almost all aspects surrounding technology and business.These international standards give world-class, universal specifications for products, services, and systems to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency. They are critical in promoting international trade. What was the first ISO Standard, you ask? The first ISO Recommendation (as … Read More
Understanding ISO & ISO certification process
As a business or organization, you have a responsibility to your customers and clients. You must focus your efforts on meeting (or beating) customer expectations and delivering complete customer satisfaction from start to finish. Customers need to be able to trust your company and the products that you are providing; otherwise, they will no longer give you their business. Understanding … Read More