About ISO 9001
ISO stands for the International Organization for standardization which was set up in 1947, having his headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1987, 160 countries participated or they became members of the International Organization for Standardization. It has thus published its standard for the first time. They were then later revised in 1994 and it was again revised in 2000. The series comprised of ISO 9001, 9000, 9002, 9003, 9004. ISO 9000 and 9004 are thus considered as established guideline for operation.
ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003 were already considered as well defined standards.
The Bureau of Indian Standards is the body in India which gives the certificate, license and it is also considered as the registering body for the organization (which is said in another country). In India, its headquarter is located in New Delhi and one can approach it through its branches which are located in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Chennai or from the Management system certification or from the head office.
Anybody who wants to work or to register with ISO have to get himself ISO certified. In India, the standards are in much-generalized form whereas the ISO standards give perfect sets of standard codes which are required to be followed. There are some principles of ISO like Focus on the Customer, Provide leadership, Involve your people, Use the process approach, Encourage continuous improvement, Get the fact before you decide, work with your suppliers, take a systematic approach are some in India.
If you want to Apply for ISO Registration, you can go with ISO Certificate Online.
Some of the main benefits of the implementing ISO standards are:-
1) Provides an opportunity to increase value to the activities of the organization
2) Improve the performance of processes/ activities continually
3) Satisfaction of the customers
4) Attention to resource management
5) Implementation of statuary and regulatory requirements related to product/services
6) Better management control
7) Cuts costs
8) Access to new market
9) Consumer feels safe and ensures that they are getting product quality
10) Increase in the market share of the organization
But when it comes to the benefits that are provided by ISO 9001 or its importance, its benefits to the organization and to the customers are different :
Some of the benefits to your organization:
- Provides senior management with an efficient management process
- Sets out areas of responsibility across the organization
- It is also Mandatory if you want to tender for some public sector work
- Helps to Communicates a positive message to staff and customers
- Identifies and also encourages more efficient and time-saving processes
- Highlights deficiencies
- Helps to Reduces your costs
- Provides for continuous assessment and for improvement
- Provides marketing opportunities
Some of the benefits to your customers:
- Provides improved quality and service
- Helps in Delivery on time
- Provides Right first time attitude
- There are Fewer returned products and the complaints
- The Independent audit demonstrates the commitment to quality
In India, the term certification body is thus used as in India, Bureau of Indian standards as a certification body which issues a certificate or licenses. Elsewhere in some countries they thus prefer to say that they register in an organization. Any of the organization can thus apply for the ISO certification in India but the certification would be given after the approval of all the standards clearance.
For training in India in order to get equal to ISO standards, you can contact the National Institute of Training for Standardization (NITS) which is a part of Bureau of Indian Standards.