In almost every industry, quality assurance is crucial to the success of a business; in manufacturing, quality assurance is everything. Especially in today’s highly competitive marketplace, in which “good enough” just doesn’t cut it, companies must be readily able to ensure the highest level of quality.
So if you’re wondering if you should become ISO certified, the answer is yes, and there are concrete reasons why. Here are three of them:
1) Guaranteed Quality:
ISO certification is the ultimate global benchmark for quality and performance. The standards set by ISO are recognized internationally, and serve as the greatest way of assuring across-the-board quality. According to ISO, the standards address “various aspects of quality management …[which] provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.”
So when you’re ISO certified, your customers have concrete proof that quality has been tested and is assured.
2) Uniform Management Procedures:
In order to become and stay ISO certified, a company must follow a strict set of guidelines and complete a thorough audit. This is a rigorous process, which in turn creates a set way of achieving goals and meeting requirements. The company becomes more organized in the process, and everyone is following a universal path to quality and success. Essentially, everyone is on the same page, and the work becomes more consistent and easier to manage.
3) Meeting Demand and Staying Competitive:
Quite simply, when it comes down to deciding between two companies, and one is ISO certified and the other is not, 99% of the time a customer will choose the ISO certified company. In this way, you’re staying ahead of your competition.
Furthermore, having met the demands and challenges of ISO auditing better enables you to meet your market and clients’ demands, and any challenges that come along the way.
In the end, you’ll see countless benefits from the decision, and so will your employees and customers. It’s hard work, but that’s what superior manufacturing is all about.