What are the benefits of ISO9001:2008?

ISO 9001:2008 is a business management system and a process-orientated quality management system standard.

What does it do?

  • Ensures that a customer’s order is received, processed and despatched to the customer’s satisfaction
  • Ensures traceability throughout the process
  • Ensures conformance to appropriate manufacturing standards
  • Ensures a customer focus

What does it require?

  • Customer input at all stages of the process, including design
  • A customer complaints system
  • Total management involvement
  • Active staff participation in key processes – 360 degree communication
  • Systematic management

How does it differ from ISO9001/2/3?

  • It is a business management system as opposed to a quality management system
  • It is competency based, not procedures based – minimum of only 6 procedures required
  • It is less bureaucratic and very flexible
  • It promotes Continuous Improvement, rather than a reason not to do something
  • It takes a more realistic and holistic approach

What are the main benefits?

  • Increases efficiency
  • Increases effectiveness
  • Reduces costs
  • Encourages the company to use professional management systems within their business
  • Promotes development
  • Moves the company towards world class quality standards
  • It is an internationally recognised standard

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