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Benefits of ISO 9001:2015 Implementation for Small Businesses

Small businesses are stressful to drive. If a small and medium-sized company continues to struggle with its routine quality problems, there are far fewer chances that the company can sustain and grow. Therefore, the most advantageous tool for a small company to achieve sustainability in its processes is ISO 9001 certification. A small company can reap significant benefits from the systematic approach to the process provided by the ISO 9001 standard. Let’s see how the practical implementation of ISO 9001 standard benefits SMEs to improve their various processes and activities.

Why ISO 9001 certification?

ISO 9001 certificationThe ISO 9001 standard is a basic structure for any organization, large or small, to ensure a good quality management system. The purpose of the standard is to allow a company to provide higher levels of customer satisfaction, along with the constant supply of products or services that meet the needs of customers, as well as the achievement of business goals and targets and to maximize profitability. ISO 9001 certification can help a small company in specific areas, in particular in the coherence of company processes and relationships with suppliers. Here are some examples of how the ISO 9001 standard helps SMEs:

  • ISO 9001 certification can help SMEs to increase their business and, ultimately, their profitability, establishing business with clients for whom certification is a contractual requirement.
  • ISO 9001 allows SMEs to get a clear understanding of their business by collecting all the valuable business information and data required by the various standard requirements.
  • ISO 9001 provides the basis for the development of a system that increases confidence in company stability, while providing reliable and recorded information and data to identify and advance with possible improvements.

ISO 9001 certification benefits all aspects of a business. Some of the key benefits of ISO 9001 certification are the following:

  • Structured and efficient processes management
  • High customer satisfaction and retention
  • Improved quality and service
  • Higher potential for clients and contracts
  • Trusted and valued information and results about the business
  • Better business reputation
  • Consistent processes
  • Increased business turnover
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Posted by on January 11, 2019 in ISO 9001 Certification


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Revision Process for ISO 9001:2008

In order to help organizations to possess a full understanding of the new ISO 9001:2008, it may be useful to have an insight on the revision process, how this revision reflects the inputs on the revision method, however this revision reflects the inputs received from users of the quality, and therefore the thought given to edges and impacts throughout its development.

Prior to the commencement of a revision to a management system commonplace, ISO/Guide 72:2001 Guidelines for the justification and development of management system standards commends that a “Justification Study” is ready to gift a case for the planned project which it outlines details of the info and inputs accustomed support its arguments. In relevancy the introduction of ISO 9001:2008 user desires were known from the following:

  • The results of a proper “Systematic Review” on ISO 9001:2000 that was performed by the members of ISO/TC 176/SC2during 2003-2004
  • Feedback from the ISO/TC 176/Working cluster on” Interpretations”
  • The results of an in depth worldwide “User Feedback Survey on ISO 9001 and ISO 9004”by  ISO/TC 176/SC 2/WG 18and similar national surveys

The Justification Study known the requirement for an amendment, provided that the impact on users would be restricted which changes would solely be introduced once there have been clear edges to users.

The key focuses of the ISO 9001:2008 modification were to boost the clarity of ISO 9001:2000 and to boost its compatibility with ISO 14001:2004.

A tool for assessing the impacts versus edges for planned changes was created to help the drafters of the modification when making a decision that changes ought to be enclosed, and to help within the verification of drafts against the known user desires. the subsequent deciding principles were applied:

  • No changes with high impact would be incorporated into the standard;
  • Changes with medium impact would solely be incorporated once they provided a correspondingly medium or high profit to users of the quality
  • Even wherever a modification was low impact, it had to be even by the advantages it delivered to users before being incorporated.

The changes incorporated during this ISO 9001:2008 edition were classified in terms of impact into the subsequent categories:

  • No changes or minimum changes on user documents, together with records
  • No changes or minimum changes to existing processes of the organization
  • No extra coaching needed or minimal  coaching needed
  • No effects on current certifications

The benefits known for the ISO 9001:2008 edition fall in to the subsequent categories:

  • Provides clarity
  • Increases compatibility with ISO 14001.
  • Maintains consistency with ISO 9000 family of standards.
  • Improves transportability
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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in ISO 9001


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