ISO 9001:2008 – quality
Quality Management System
The ISO 9001 standard is the world’s most widely recognized quality management system (QMS) certification. With more than 1.2 million companies certified in over 170 countries, ISO 9001 defines requirements for companies who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer requirements and continually improve their business processes. ISO 9001:2008 is the current version of the standard that can be applied to any size company in any industry.
Companies that implement the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and achieve certification commonly find benefits such as:
Increased business efficiency
Higher levels of customer satisfaction
Lower unnecessary costs
More reliable quality of processes and products
The other key benefit of the ISO 9001 certification is qualification as a supplier for many customer contracts and other business opportunities. ISO 9001 is widely used as a supply-chain requirement and the number of industries that recognize the value of ISO 9001 as a purchasing criteria continues to grow.
The ISO 9001 standard is currently under review by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and a revised version of the standard is expected in 2015.
Consulting Support for ISO 9001
Core Business Solutions has qualified ISO 9001 consultants ready to help you achieve certification. Support for the ISO 9001 standard is available through all of our Online and Onsite Consulting Programs. We also provide consulting support for companies seeking multiple certifications (such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) through an Integrated Management System.