What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is the most widely used global standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). Used in more than 178 countries, ISO 9001 provides organizations with a set of management guidelines that help ensure consistently high-quality products and outcomes. ISO 9001 doesn't precisely dictate how a business should be run. Instead, it offers a flexible system that aids companies in implementing quality control improvements.
What are the benefits of ISO 9001 certification?
The QMS system presented in ISO 9001 can help a business produce products reliably and in high quality, improve customer satisfaction, increase operational efficiency, manage risks, and more. Similar to other types of ISO certification, ISO 9001 certification shows stakeholders that your company cares about quality control and effective management. With ISO 9001 certification, you may even secure more business, as many international companies prefer to collaborate with ISO-certified partners.
Who should get ISO 9001 certification?
ISO 9001 certification has the potential to benefit businesses in a wide range of industries, including the automotive industry, aerospace, construction, electronics, medical device manufacturing, and more. ISO 9001 provides guidelines for Quality Management Systems that can be applied to all types of business models. Operations of any size can be certified. In fact, NQA collaborates with both small businesses and highly regarded brands. Any business interested in meeting and exceeding quality control metrics and expanding business horizons should consider ISO certification.
Does ISO 9001 require a management representative?
No. However, NQA will still require a designated contact for all certification-related matters and the organization of certification visits.
How does NQA monitor the transition to ISO 9001?
Our assessors and client managers will work closely with our clients to monitor your progress towards the new standard. You should talk to your client manager to precisely determine where you are in the transition process.