ISO 9001 an international standard was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which is an international agency composed of more than 160 countries. The International Organization for Standardization is an independent organization, not government-related that has developed standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services and processes are in place. ISO9001 is the most recognized Quality Management System (QMS). It helps companies meet the needs of their customers and stakeholders.
Implementing an effective and robust ISO9001 quality management system will help your company focus on the important areas of your business and improve efficiency. The processes implemented by the company will provide a solid foundation, leading to increased productivity and profit. ISO 9001 provides guidelines intended to increase business efficiency and customer satisfaction. The goal of ISO9001 is to embed a quality management system into your company, increasing productivity, reducing costs, and ensuring quality processes and products.
One of the requirements of ISO9001 is for the company to do an internal audit on their system this is where Audits4U comes in. You can train your employees to be internal auditors which is costly and what usually happens is the employee doesn’t like being an auditor or they get the experience then leave your company to go somewhere else. Audits4U will do an internal audit for your company. Don’t have time to do your supplier audits, Audits4U will audit your suppliers.
To be ISO certified means to certify a company’s management system, manufacturing process and documentation meet the requirements of ISO9001.
Steps to certification are:
- Implement the type of quality management system (ISO9001, AS9100, ISO13485, or IATF16949) into your company.
- One of the requirements is to do an internal audit of your system, Audits4U can help you.
- Once you have implemented all the requirements of the quality management system (ISO9001, AS9100, ISO13485, or IATF16949) you need to choose an accredited registrar. You can search for an accredited registrar also known as a certification body under ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board) which ensures impartiality and competence. ANAB performs your 3rd party audit.