ISO 9001 important for any business

Implementation of ISO 9001 should be a part of a company’s business plans, it is more than a quality control standard. ISO 9001 is a management system to give guidelines and controls required to achieve objective of delivery of good product on-time to the customers and maintain customer satisfaction.

The implementation of ISO 9001 in true spirit and its certification can bring significant changes in organizational culture and have positive impact on a business or organization. Quality is of utmost importance and quality management system in an organization should take priority and should be made good with ISO 9001 certification and guidelines. The quality principles included in the ISO 9001 standard are good business practices. What does quality get for the business? It gets customer satisfaction, increases efficiency and profitability. This is the reason why this certification should be given lot of important. DAS certification USA is the company that provides different ISO certifications including ISO 9001.

Though most of the companies have quality department to ensure good quality product is delivered to the customers. But, quality is every ones responsibility and cannot be achieved only by quality department through inspection and testing. Quality is to be built in the processes the way things are made or service is delivered. All employees should be made aware of the importance of quality, the process, department or the individual should be rewarded for maintaining 100% quality. These are some of the perks that can be given to maintain quality in the work. ISO 9001 gives out controls at all levels and functions within an organization to ensure quality of the product and on time delivery to the customer.

DAS certification USA is here to help train individuals and organizations in ISO 9001 and do their certification for this standard. Once this is done there is no looking back for organizations and employees. New doors are opened for the business to branch out and the individuals with this knowledge and training can do their job well as well as more job security by being a valuable employee. ISO 9001 is an important tool for any business.

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Quality Management: DIY

The advantages of Quality management System are being realized by every organization and companies all over the globe. It is however observed that some small companies are reluctant to hire consultant to implement the system because in their opinion it cost to them and probably their budgets don’t allow that. I am, however, convinced that ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification would not only pay a company in the long run, rather it would save them lot of money and help in expanding business.

It is strongly believed that if a company does not implement all or any of the mandatory requirements of QMS, it may cost them a lot sooner or later.  At that point one may realize that the fraction of saving made by not hiring a consultant was negligible as compared to the losses faced by the company due to non implementation of QMS.

Number of times it has been asked by quality managers of many companies that is it possible for them to establish Quality management system for their company without hiring a consultant? My answer is yes it is possible but if speed is important then hiring a consultant of well reputed UKAS accredited company is a much better option.

For the benefit of those quality managers who want to implement QMS themselves without hiring a consultant I would suggest that they should do a ISO 9001 Lead auditor course. They should have a copy of current ISO 9001-2008 standard and understand “requirement clauses” which start from chapter 4. The quality manager should also have full understanding of all the mandatory clauses of the standard.

The quality manager should ensure that his company is fulfilling all mandatory clauses of ISO 9001; otherwise the company may go through major/ minor losses sooner or later. To implement Quality Management system at your own I will narrate some important steps. By fully implementing following steps the quality manager may be able to reach to the level of certification.

a)        With the help of top management company quality policy need to be established. It should include your company’s vision mission, and objectives.

b)      Start creating a Quality Manual for the company. The manual should include company’s vision, mission and objectives, organizational chart and how the things are generally done by the company.

c)       According to the organization chart the duties and responsibilities of employees are to be written.  Also describe core processes and the supporting processes of the company. Take help from ISO 9001-2008 standard and ensure that all mandatory clauses of the standard are understood and included in written procedures like management of documents, records, jobs description of employees, corrective and preventive measures, internal audit and how to handle non conformities.

d)      You should also need to have complete list of all documents related to the company, list of suppliers and procedure to select and evaluate all company’s supplier, training plans of the employees and list of all the records of the company.

It must be understood that Quality management system can be implemented only if top management is willing to do that. Quality manager being the key person in implementing Quality management system should, therefore be directly under the top management. During implementation of QMS all the employees need to be trained and communicated with the objectives and targets of the company. The Quality manager will be required to have at least two persons trained on quality audit according to ISO 9011:11. They should help quality manager in doing the internal audit of the company to find out gaps and non conformities (NCs) in Quality management system. Good luck !!

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Exploit your business potentials

Are you planning to start a new business or you desire to manage an ongoing business? It does not matter if you are involved in product or services or how big or small is your business; the Quality Management System (QMS) can provide you an excellent opportunity and a comprehensive framework to manage your processes. The system guides you to be on the right track keeping focus on your objectives and ensures that you do not make any mistake during the implementation phase.  By implementing QMS you will not only streamline your processes and achieve greater consistency but also will be able to satisfy your customers.

Streamlining your processes and getting customer satisfaction is not a small thing. In other words, it means you are marketing your business more effectively without wasting unnecessary time and precious funds and improving your business potentials by exploiting new markets. ISO 9001 Standard certification gives you a great opportunity to implement Quality Management System in your business enterprise without any hassle. And as it is international standard, therefore your company will be recognized internationally if accredited for ISO 9001 Standard. Hence your business scope widens beyond national level and innumerable opportunities shell knock on your door.

DAS Certification USA provides accredited certification services to its valuable clients under a highly professional team. Our experts are having vast experience in the field of quality, environment, IT security, health and safety and much more. Kindly visit us at http://www.dascertificationusa.com

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What is ISO 9001 Certification?

Certification by a company or an organization is its willingness that it is ready to operate within a set of framework to achieve its goal and objectives. Achieving ISO 9001 Certification means that the organization has confirmation of a 3rd party that it is operating in accordance with the internationally recognized ISO 9001 management system (yes, ISO  9001 is how whole company operates not just the typical quality functions).

The achievement of ISO 9001 certification is basically a proof that a company is credible and is ready to keep its promises. In other words the company is prepared, within the boundaries of ISO 9001 standards, to meet certain objectives may it be customer satisfaction objective, environmental objectives or production objectives. It is in fact a commitment by the company to its objectives which increases its credibility and provides customer confidence in the product and services offered by the company.

The ISO 9001  certification provides number of benefits to a company including widened market potential, a higher level of customer satisfaction, improved efficiency, cost saving, elevated motivation and morale of its employees and last but not the least a better chance of successful tendering  as compared to its non certified competitors.

DAS Certification /QCS has successfully provided ISO 9001 certification services to number of our highly respected client companies. For any question or queries please click here http://www.dascertificationusa.com/contact-us

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ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification

ISO 9001: 2008 is an international standard related to quality management system, applicable to any organization from all types of businesses and activities. It is equally applicable and beneficial for a manufacturing company or the one which provides services. ISO 9001:2008 Certification verifies the Quality Systems of organizations under the ISO Standard Procedures to help a company to build the best Quality Products or provide best services to its customers. Develop mutually beneficial relationship with the suppliers and look after the interest of all the stake holders. ISO 9001 is the ultimate global benchmark for quality management. It is a critical tool for boosting your company success, profitability and market potential. ISO 9001 will better equip your business to meet every client requirement, improve client focus throughout and a host of other benefits, such as:

    • Improve competitive leading to a higher profit potential
    • Increase your market potential, and open your business up o larger client
    • Streamline efficiency, cost containment and savings
    • Improve your consistency and information flow
    • Improve your employee motivation
    • Improve time management, service and performance to the highest level
    • Improve your business customer service
    • Improve accountability and traceability

In all ISO 9001 standard specify the requirements for a quality management system for the organization.

The process for ISO 9001 certification is simple and easy:
Initial proposal approval of the DAS proposal

Stage 1 audit by DAS (USA) auditor (to see if the organization is ready for certification)

    • Initial Control Reviewed
    • Processes Reviewed (Internal audit and Management)

Stage 2 (Certification) Audit

      • Interview Staff Members
      • Finding of the Assessment
      • Detail of the processes Audited
      • Looking areas for improvement, if any
      • Observed areas of Non-Conformance
      • Recommendation for Certification

Surveillance Audit

      • To see that your management system is continually conforming to the requirements of your selected standard
      • Audit conducted on mutually agreed intervals (not exceeding one year period)
      • Follow up on the progress
      • Follow up continual improvement of the processes

DAS (USA) will be glad to be your certification body for achieving ISO 9001 certification which you can be proud of.

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