ISO in a Nutshell

06/07/2016

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We know that ISO standards may seem a bit daunting, but in reality they are quite straight forward.

Most businesses first encounter them when they are completing a tender, and find that it’s a requirement. Almost every public sector and large company’s procurement departments’ now insist that their suppliers have ISO certification.

That brings the tender application process to a grinding halt and starts an urgent search for information on the relevant ISO standard!

There are hundreds of different standards but these are 4 of the most popular and most asked for:

So ‘in a nutshell’ ISO is all about….

It’s a circular process that builds on the principle of continuous improvement!

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1. SAY WHAT YOU DO

  • Your company policies, objectives, procedures, systems, process and the quality manual

2. DO WHAT YOU SAY

  • Follow the procedures
  • Know what you do, why, how and when

3. PROVE IT

  • Internal audits and check points
  • Finding opportunities for improvement

4. IMPROVE IT

  • Continuous improvement, customer feedback and improved communication

We’d love to help you achieve the ISO certifications that will make a real and profitable difference to your business. Give our award-winning team a call on 0800 404 7007 and they’ll be able to answer all the questions you might have.