In December of 2003 Manitoba Corporation achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. This has been a tremendous advantage for our company as it has helped us to maintain a quality management system our customers have come to expect.
Benefits of ISO certification include, but are not limited to;
Client confidence is gained because of the universal acceptance of the ISO standards. Customer satisfaction is ensured because of the benefits of ISO 9001:2008 to company efficiency, consistency and dedication to quality service.
One of the foundations of ISO; All processes from research and development, to production, to shipping, are defined, outlined and documented, minimizing room for error. Even the process of making changes to a process is documented, ensuring that changes are well planned and implemented in the best possible way to maximize efficiency.
Companies that go through the ISO 9001:2008 certification process have given a lot of thought to their processes and how to maximize quality and efficiency. Once certified, the processes are established and guidelines in place for anyone to follow easily, making training, transitions, and trouble-shooting easier.
Factual Approach to Decision Making
The ISO 9001:2008 QMS standard sets out clear instructions for audits and process reviews that facilitate information gathering and decision making based on the data.
Mutually beneficial supplier relationships are one of the key attractions to ISO certification. Following the processes for documentation and testing ensure quality raw materials go into your production system. The process also requires thorough evaluation of new suppliers before a change is made and/or consistency with respect to how and where orders are placed.
The ISO standard requires documentation of all processes and any changes, errors and discrepancies. This ensures consistency throughout production and accountability of all staff. This also guarantees traceable records are available in case of non-compliant products or raw materials.
The ISO 9001:2008 outlines audit processes, management review and improvement processes based on collected data. Improvements are carefully planned and implemented based on facts, using a system of documentation and analysis, to ensure the best decisions are made for your company.