Breaking Down the Changes in the ISO Standards – Part 2

Posted by Craig Zoberis

Jul 15, 2016 6:24:33 PM

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Last week’s blog discussed the changes in the new ISO 9001 standard. The challenges faced by manufacturing companies today are very different from a few decades ago and ISO 9001 has been updated to take this new environment into account. By upgrading our current ISO 9001:2008 certification, Fusion OEM is ensuring that we are optimized, competitive, and delivering the highest quality and value to our customers. Below find some of the benefits enjoyed by manufacturing companies who opt to adopt the new ISO 9001:2015 standard early:

Credibility. ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard which has become the basis for creating a quality management system around the world. Early implementation of the latest version lends credibility to your manufacturing company. This diligence can have a positive effect on relationships with your customers, suppliers, and other contributors to your company’s ecosystem.

Leadership engagement. The three main changes to the standard, “Context of the Organization”, “Leadership”, and “Risk-based Thinking” all call for increased involvement from top management. Requiring business leaders to identify, address, and mitigate risk directly improves company performance. Commitment from the top sends a clear message to the rest of the company that the Quality Management System (QMS) is aligned with the vision for the business.

Improved bottom line. The less rigid and demanding document requirements of the new ISO revision will lead to reduced costs and time consumption. Furthermore, improved business performance and identification of opportunities position your manufacturing business for increased growth. Lastly, the identification, removal, and mitigation of risks contribute to stability in an industry that is constantly evolving.  

Continual improvement culture. The revised ISO standard ensures that quality management and continuous improvement concepts are fully incorporated into your manufacturing business strategies. This will help your company achieve their quality standards while keeping employees involved in improving the processes they encounter in their daily roles. Engaged employees are more productive and focused on improving the quality of the business, especially when they understand how their suggestions influence the company’s vision.

Early implementation of the ISO 9001:2015 standard is performance enhancing and beneficial to your business’s bottom line. Using the new QMS standards to influence your manufacturing company’s strategy will give it a competitive advantage in today’s fluctuating industry.

 

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