An Overview of the Benefits of ISO9001
There are many benefits of ISO certification, a globally recognized and accepted set of quality standards applicable to companies in various industries. Conforming to ISO9001:2015 provides many benefits to manufacturers in all industries including plastic and steel production for automotive, consumer electronics and military and defense.
Businesses that provide design work such as injection mold makers have additional standards and responsibility to their customers, and the supply chain to which they contribute. Producing quality product, on time, and within customer specifications is key to providing exemplary customer service. ISO standards prompt companies to detail and audit all systems in their business, implementing corrective actions when those processes are not meeting their goals, applied to all processes, not just manufacturing.
Conforming to ISO standards also means that you have a written plan, detailing needed resources and expected goals for all business processes including business strategy and planning, sales and marketing, production, quality, and customer service. ISO 9001:2015 puts added emphasis on risk management and leadership engagement, all necessary components of successful, globally competitive businesses.
Here are the Top 5 Benefits of ISO Certification
- All Processes are Identified, and Audited for Effectiveness
Processes includes the required resources needed to attain a specified goal. Each process has an owner, a person responsible for successfully attaining specified goals. The process owner determines the best way to measure the effectiveness of a process, and implements corrective actions when necessary.
- Contributes to Goal-Oriented Teamwork
Process owners must utilize human capital as a resource, creating one goal-oriented team. Each team member should be aware of the company’s quality policy, and know how their role in the organization contributes to the overall business goals.
- Improved Efficiency Produces Improved Profits
Improving efficiency always equates to an improved bottom line. Time is money, and continual improvement projects like Value Stream Mapping can improve efficiencies and profits for any business process.
- Utilizes Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) business improvement process.
- Plan – Establish your objectives and a plan to achieve them
- Do – Execute your plan with a structured framework
- Check – Audit results against your objectives
- Act – Make corrections and improvements.
The PDCA system Can be applied to any process and is utilized throughout the entire ISO process.
- ISO Certification Focuses on One End Result – Total Customer Satisfaction
Conformance to each and every standard ultimately leads back to total customer satisfaction. Why does a business do what they do? Customer Satisfaction is required for any business to survive, let alone thrive and grow. With focus always on customer satisfaction, one of the major benefits of ISO Certification is that the business has the framework to keep current customers delighted and grow with referrals by providing continued exceptional customer service.
Michiana Global Mold is Registered to ISO 9001:2015, implementing our Quality Policy throughout the organization with top down management involvement. We have been top-quality, custom precision injection mold makers for over 52 years. Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your injection mold building needs.