What is ISO 9001?
A. ISO 9001 is a set of rules that companies follow to assure that they have the systems needed to meet their customers' needs. It involves writing procedures, following them, and getting the same audited by an accredited registrar who after satisfying himself (by examining the systems) will certify that the required standards are being followed and will then grant certification.
Q. What are the phases involved in getting ISO 9001 certification.
A. The phases of ISO 9001 certification consists of two parts i.e., documentation and certification. The documentation part can be done in house or by the help of a consultant. Normally every company takes the services of an experienced consultant to develop and introduce the system. The certification is done by an agency accredited in this regard. The certification agency normally divides into activities into two parts documentation review, which may be done with or without visits to your works and compliance audit that is conducted at your site.
Q. What does it cost to get ISO 9001 certification?
A. This depends on several factors as size and complexity
of operations, number of locations of plants, willingness of
owners, type of standards to be implemented etc.
Q. How long does it take to get ISO 9001 Certification.
A. Depending upon the commitment of the owner-managers,
the time taken could be 1 to 3 months.
Q. What is the validity period of ISO 9001 Certification.
A. An ISO certification is granted initially for a period of three years.
Q. Is there any fine on non-compliance after obtaining ISO 9001 certification?
A. No there is no provision of any fine in such circumstances.
Advantages of ISO 9001:2015
01. Passport for Global market.
02. Reflect Professionalism.
03. Create credibility among new business segment.
04. Improved quality, reduction in cost.
05. Clarity of responsibility and authority.
06. Better and defined system.
07. Consistent quality and performance.
08. Improved Cycle Time.
09. Structured work culture to drive the process of business.
10. Reduction of variation and waste in supply chain.
11. Customer satisfaction through regular interaction
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