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Is the ISO 9001:2015 Standard Right for Your Business?

Monday, November 12, 2018

Quality is key when it comes to making a purchasing decision. It is what makes your business competitive, and is often a justifying factor for spending more. 

If delivering quality is so important to a company’s success, why is it so easily overlooked? Investing in a quality management system takes time and money. Managers may view it as too expensive or tedious and they may argue the lack of available time. However, if quality is seen as important and is instilled in your people, processes and products, businesses can reduce product variation, warranty charges, and expensive liability claims. In the end, having an effective quality management system in place can result in improved quality, efficiency and productivity.

With quality control, businesses can gain consistency and a competitive advantage. Minor changes to your processes can greatly reduce the variability of your products and customer dissatisfaction.

It’s important to teach quality management principles to employees and train them on maintaining a high standard of quality.  One method is becoming ISO certified.  Why become certified?  There are two primary benefits associated with being ISO certified: a competitive advantage and the discipline necessary for future growth. Many companies expect their suppliers to have some form of ISO Certification. Without this certification, suppliers are unlikely to even be considered. The competitive advantage gained through certification provides companies with additional opportunities for growth.  Similarly, there is a high level of discipline necessary to achieve and maintain ISO certification. This discipline is evident in all aspects of the company, creating an environment to help survive and thrive in today’s competitive market.  To help companies be successful, we assist them in integrating their QMS/EMS objectives into their strategies and Business Plans.

The ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training empowers employees to effectively audit the quality management processes. Through practice settings with an experienced auditor and trainer, participants will gain knowledge of the basic principles, techniques and steps for auditing as well as how to measure, maintain and improve quality standards throughout their business, even those businesses that are not ISO certified but just want to audit  and improve their quality program. This course is highly recommended for everybody involved in conducting or supporting ISO internal audits. 

For more information on training in SPC for Leadership, Basic SPC, ISO consulting or ISO internal auditor training, please contact Brad Fischer at Brad.A.Fischer@usd.edu



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