Why are companies that are ISO certified much more competitive? One reason is because ISO certification demonstrates a commitment to providing quality products that goes beyond consumer expectations. Yet, despite a company's best intentions, becoming ISO certified can be very difficult without an automated quality management system.
This is because automation connects all of a company's quality management processes. The result is higher quality with less effort, and the quality management your company needs to become ISO certified.
To become ISO certified, your quality system must pass an audit performed by an accredited ISO auditor. The auditor will examine the components of your quality system to make sure that they satisfy all relevant ISO requirements. The ISO standard, ISO 9001 2000, is of particular importance to companies seeking ISO certification.
ISO 9001 2000 reflects certain aspects of a successful quality system framework, and is the foundation of the family of standards for ISO 9000. In other words, being ISO Certified for ISO 9001 2000 (previously, ISO 9000 2000), establishes the standards for creating and maintaining a quality management system. If there are documentation changes to ISO 9001 2000, it is very likely that many of a company's quality processes will be affected!
To stay within the boundaries of this ISO standard and to be an ISO certified company, successful companies invest in the technology that is designed to automated processes associated with GxP, quality, compliance and document control.
MasterControl provides software solutions that help life science and general manufacturing companies to be ISO certified and to meet all requirements of ISO 9001 2000 by interconnecting and streamlining company-wide processes.
To learn more about why companies that are ISO certified are more competitive or about ISO 13485 certification or ISO ISO 14000 certification, please feel free to contact a MasterControl representative.