What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is one of the internationally recognized standards published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that has successfully taught the world a concrete framework and criteria about establishing a Quality Management System (QMS) for any organization regardless of how big or small the business is and what the business is about.
The most updated version of ISO 9001 is ISO 9001:2015 (prior version was ISO 9001:2008) which has been applied to millions of organizations and still bearing fruits to real time business results.
Why is ISO 9001 Important?
Since ISO 9001 is all about achieving Right Output First Time and with such dynamic quality approach, business becomes customer focused enabling it to cater every need and want of customers, going beyond the customers’ expectations ending up in overall better brand image and improved business credibility for future businesses. In such competitive world, ISO 9001 is tried and tested tool to win over competitors.
What are the benefits of ISO 9001?
A quality management system complying with ISO 9001 Standard would increase your company’s worth manifolds. The ISO 9001 implementation also takes out the unwanted cost of your business. It would further the organization’s objective and reduce shortcomings in operational processes and customer discontent. Some core benefits of being ISO 9001 certified are as follows:
- Peerless consistent quality products and services will definitely give a boost in customers’ confidence level
- Provision of an edge in competitive marketplace that will definitely result in increased profit margins,
- Improved employees’ morale
- Continuous improvement and
- Efficient management of business resources
Adherence to appropriate quality management principles will aid the organization in achieving business objectives and goals, whereas poorly designed quality management system would result in huge overall deterioration of your company’s structure.