Do I need ISO 9001 certification and how will it benefit my company?
These are two common questions that a professional quality management
consultant deals with every day. ISO9001 Quality Management Standard is
designed to maintain the efficiency of a Quality Management System or QMS.
It benefits every business, regardless of industry, regardless of size, or
operations, and offers a number of benefits to any company that is willing
to implement and maintain ISO 9001 requirements. Some businesses are
hesitant to implement the ISO9001 as they believe the process to be
difficult. It can be for first-timers who do not have any previous knowledge
of ISO standards, however, this does not mean that they will not be able to
achieve Quality Management Certification. By working with RPM Consulting
Inc. your implementation effort, can be made much easier.
In this article RPM Consulting, Inc. will discuss five ways we can help a
business achieve ISO 9001 certification.
1. Helps to achieve Customer requirements
One of the main requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard is to meet
customer requirements. It is important to know who are your customers and
what their basic requirements are. Once this is known, a plan for meeting
those requirements can be tailored. We will study your business and market
identifying the target audience and requirements. Having over 40 years of
industry experience has enabled us to understand how different businesses
can meet its customers’ requirements. Therefore, with our assistance, you
will be able to meet your customers’ requirements, saving time helping your
business meet its goals quickly.
2. Reliably improves product quality
Another requirement of ISO 9001:2015 Standard is achieving proper
product/process or service quality. Your business products/processes
or services offered must be of high quality to gain ISO 9001 certification. Our
consultant will be able to evaluate the quality of your products/processes or
services, and if the quality is not sufficient we can work with you, identifying
process changes improving the quality output.
3. Examines and restructures company processes
Are your current company processes working properly? Working with your team
RPM Consulting, Inc. will evaluate all processes to determine their
efficiency. If we come across any potential nonconformities, we can offer
suggestions to restructure the processes ensuring proper alignment with
ISO9001 requirements. If the processes are prepared and ready before the
certification audit, our auditors will quickly and easily see compliance
with the ISO 9001 standard, increasing the chance of certification.
4. Maintains a better work culture
ISO 9001 prioritizes management and employee engagement. In order to build a
better work environment, communication between management and employees is
important, therefore, RPM Consulting, Inc. will talk to management and
employees separately to establish the most direct line of communication.
They will try to facilitate the interaction between these two groups, making
it easier for overall work culture.
5. Implements ways to reduce waste and save money
RPM Consulting, Inc. will help your Management team identify areas of waste.
Implementing waste reduction changes, reducing Scrap, Rework and Expedited
shipping, allows you to save money, reducing Internal PPM, without
compromising other aspects of your business. In turn, this will assist in
your QMS effectiveness.
A Final Takeaway
RPM Consulting, Inc. has worked with hundreds of companies over 25+ years.
We have the expertise to work with all companies in different industries
meeting your ISO9001 certification goals. Our consultants understand the
most effective ways to implement an ISO9001 QMS in the most efficient way.
Let us be your ISO9001 consultancy company of choice.
Article written by:
Ronald P. Michalczuk
RPM Consulting, Inc.