Become Accredited in South Africa or Perish
The percentage of companies that are ISO 9001compliant in South Africa is at present dismal to say the least. However those that are accredited are enjoying increased profits, better customer retention and a lower instance of wasted materials due to shoddy workmanship.
A recent study in Australia has found that there is an increase of more than 44% in profits; clearly these companies are not only leading their respective fields but are in the process of slowly but surely destroying their competition.
The Quality Assurance Standard has been accepted worldwide as the benchmark for quality and hundreds of thousands of companies have willingly embraced it. As an example of serious competition for South African business, China has more than 360,000 accredited companies and growing.
I mention China as an example purely because SA Government appears to have gotten into bed with them; this alone should serve as a dire warning – accredit or perish!
The argument that a company is too small to implement this Standard seems rather superfluous next to a picture of an ordinary fish vendor in Japan, proudly displaying his accreditation.
(Japan currently has more than 60,000 companies accredited, and growing) So: how small is too small? (Picture borrowed from Wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_9000)
What needs to be realized is that a Quality Assurance certification is not just another piece of paper; it is a doorway to company fulfillment – continued growth, more profits for the company and its` shareholders and for the employee, job stability.
ISO 9001 IN A NUTSHELL | How it Works and How it Can Work For You
Here is a brief overview of what a typical Training Course for this Standard would entail:
- Customer focus
- Involvement of people
- Process approach
- System approach to management
- Continual improvement
- Factual approach to decision making
- Mutually beneficial supplier relationships
What is ISO 9001?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards for private business.
ISO 9001 is a set of volunteer standards the ISO developed to help businesses achieve globally accepted quality management practices.
These standards are published as a book known as ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Requirements.
Now: it is of course entirely possible to purchase a book and attempt to implement the Standard on your own; this would appear to be the most cost effective method. However it has been found that there is a huge percentage failure rate by following this method.
A far better (and ultimately most economical) way would be to enroll and be trained by the experts.
You can find out more about our courses and training times by clicking on the ad at the top of the page, or by going to this link: 2itigroup
Embrace the future; take the lead and dominate your marketplace with ISO 9001.