There is an increasing emphasis to organization from the side of customers and from the side of government directed for quality of products and services. Organization managers are forced to deal with quality and stability of its processes, its management and continual improvement to be able to satisfy customers’ requirements for acceptable price. One of the basic management tools for establishment and achievement of quality is a quality management system (QMS) according to ISO 9001.
Implementation and certification of a quality management system ISO brings advantages in many ways:
Decreasing of costs for (non) quality
Decreasing number of sales returns and customers’ complaints
Possibility to take a part in public tenders
Advantages for management of the organisation:
Improvement of overall organisation management – “ processes under the control”
There are exactly defined responsibilities and authorities
The order in a firm (in organisation)
Building up the corporate culture
Improvement of an organisation image
Emphasis on organisation respectability
The standard ISO 9001 affords the guideline for establishment and for maintaining of working quality management system. An audited organization is qualified to use a certification mark for certified areas.
Certificate ISO 9001
Certification mark ISO 9001
New issue of standard ISO 9001:2008
15.11.2008 there was a new issue of standard ISO 9001:2008 issued which displaces issue of standard ISO 9001:2000. At present there is transition period in place during which there are both issues of this standard valid. Transition period ends on 14.11.2010. After this deadline all the certificates issued according to the old issue of standard ISO 9001:2000 will become unvalid.
How is QSCert proceeding?
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How is a customer who owns a certificate according to ISO 9001:2000 supposed to proceed?
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At the same time they should arrange re-training of their Quality Managers and Internal Auditors. QSCert audits how organization meets new standard issue requirements during surveillance audits and if the organization does meet these requirements then QSCert will issue a certificate according to new issue of standard ISO 9001:2008 with the same validity as indicated on the old certificate.