ISO Management Systems

What is an ISO-based management system (MS)? The ISO 9001-based standards define the requirements for a management system and are used in related ISO management system standards. The MS is a foundational system that helps ensure you deliver to your customer a consistent product or service that meets regulatory and customer requirements. The related standards such as ISO 13485, ISO 17025, ISO 22000 and ISO/TS 16949 add industry specific requirements in addition to the foundational system. The requirements outline the foundation for good, common sense, business practices.

What does a successful management system do for you?

By implementing an ISO-based management system, your company will see internal and external benefits. A good management system provides the following.

  • It helps you provide a consistent product or service
  • It gives your customers confidence that they will receive the product they ordered.
  • It gives your employees confidence to do their job well: they are trained in all areas of their job which affect quality, and their responsibilities are clearly defined, communicated, and documented.
  • It eliminates time wasted on “fighting fires,” because problems are attacked at their root, to prevent them from reoccurring.
  • It ensures that communication within the company and with clients and suppliers is clear and documented to avoid misunderstandings.
  • It allows you to objectively evaluate and improve your processes, increasing efficiency as well as quality and safety.
  • It helps improve your bottom line by accomplishing the above!

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