Selecting an outsourced contract manufacturer for your OEM company is a difficult process. After all, you’re not only handing over your company’s processes and production to another business, but you’re also handing over something even more valuable: your reputation.
With your company’s reputation on the line, you need to be highly selective when choosing a contract manufacturer – and you need outside, objective validation that their business is run effectively. That’s why you should strongly consider potential partners that have an ISO certification.
What Is ISO 9001 Certification?
Standardizing processes ultimately leads to better productivity and overall safety on the manufacturing floor, and ISO certification sets the worldwide benchmark for that level of standardization.
ISO 9001:2008 is a widely used standard for quality certification, but also one of the most stringent. This standard ensures that every aspect of a contract manufacturer’s business is well-run, including key processes, management roles and responsibilities, documentation, customer satisfaction, employee training, production, service and internal audits.
ISO certification requires outsourced manufacturing partners to constantly review, improve and document each and every process in their facility, giving you the assurance that their company is running at the highest standard possible and, ultimately, that they are protecting your reputation with your customers.