Demonstrate Your Ongoing Commitment to Quality to Achieve Long-term Success
Management industry standards provide a model to follow when establishing and operating a management system. Any organization, large or small, whatever its product or service and regardless of sector, can benefit from an effective management system by:
- More efficient use of resources
- Improved risk management
- Increased customer satisfaction by delivering products with the consistent quality they expect
Once your company has determined a desire to implement these standards to achieve improved efficiency and effectiveness of company operations, the next step is identifying the most effective way to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to safety, reliability and quality. And IMSM can help your organization do just that.
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Introducing ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
The ISO 9000 series addresses various aspects of quality management. And the ISO 9001:2015 sets out the requirements of a quality management system.
The most popular and established global management standard, ISO 9001 is adopted by over one million companies in 176 countries worldwide. It is a critical tool for boosting your company’s success, profitability and market potential. And it can have a positive effect on investment, market share, sales growth, sales margins, competitive advantage and avoidance of litigation. Implementing ISO 9001 will also give your organization the following advantages by:
- Creating a more efficient, effective operation, including cost containment and savings
- Increasing customer satisfaction and retention
- Promoting employee motivation, awareness and morale that leads to a high level of customer service
- Optimizing your market potential and opening your business to larger clients, both at home and abroad
- Promoting international trade
- Improving consistency and information flow
- Reducing negative impacts on the environment
To learn how ISO 9001 will promote success across your company, contact IMSM today.
ISO 9001 will also help your company measure business proficiency and give you a process to continue improving long into the future. Read how ISO certification and IMSM’s process has helped the following companies do exactly that.
“IMSM helped Namasco to obtain ISO 9001 as efficiently as possible by completing a gap analysis and providing precise and professional direction,” shared Namasco’s Quality Manager Russell Johnson. Namasco, the U.S. division of German steel company, Kloeckner and Co., sought ISO certification for their Southern California location after it acquired Angeless Steel Services. They found themselves selling to a different level of customer and clients who required documentation of continuous improvement processes and quality associated with quality management system standards.
Russell has also found that their ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications create pride for employees and service as a tool for managers and supervisors. He added it is also a viable marketing tool that he believes “opens doors and creates opportunities with customers the company did not have before.”
Appleton Electronics is an independent distributor of semiconductors and all types of electronic component. They knew they had to gain ISO 9001 certification when they realized many of its customers won’t consider approving a vendor without it. Having the standard has allowed them to secure new customers as well as assuring existing customers of its commitment to continual improvement.
Appleton Electronics’ President and CEO Tom Appleton said, “In this challenging economy, we understand that any edge that we can maintain over our competition will make a dramatic difference. We feel that the standards will complement our reputation for providing quality electronic components and world-class customer service.” He continued, “IMSM remained our advocate throughout the entire process and took the necessary time to understand our business and assist in documenting our quality management system and procedures to assure certification after first audit.”
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