ISO 9001 is the world’s most popular and recognised quality management system standard. A powerful tool for continuous business improvement, a QMS can offer a multitude of benefits for any organisation, including increased efficiency, revenue and customer satisfaction. In this blog we take a closer look at some of them.
Gain new customers and opportunities
Having a Quality Management System in place puts you at an advantage over your competitors and will open the door to new opportunities. Many large businesses will require their suppliers to hold ISO 9001 certification. If you are looking to tender for public sector projects having all your processes streamlined as part of your Quality Management System, will make gathering the required information far quicker and easier.
Identify risks and prevent mistakes
The best way to handle business problems is to prevent them in the first place. ISO 9001 requires you to identify potential risks to your business and put plans in place to reduce them and, if they do occur, handle them. This ensures quicker and more effective decision-making. The standard also requires you keep records of problems and missteps that do occur and the solutions, so you can learn from mistakes made and avoid repeating them in the future.
Monitor business performance
Achieving ISO 9001 requires you to constantly monitor, analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of your business processes. This will help establish performance metrics, which you can use to judge the success of your organisation. It is particularly useful for business owners and top-level managers to oversee what is going on at a detailed-level and drill down into areas for improvement.
Reduce costs across your business
Streamlining processes, improving efficiency and reducing errors, ultimately result in less waste and reduced costs. Rather than working from assumptions, a Quality Management System provides the data you need to make evidence-based decisions on your resource level and opportunities for further improvements.
Build customer confidence
Holding an ISO standard is a mark your product or service is reliable, safe and high quality. A Quality Management System helps you to improve service levels, which consequently leads to the retention of customers and gives you advantage over your competitors.
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