There are a lot of different reasons to implement a quality management system, not to mention that today it is often a requirement from a lot of customers and interested parties that their suppliers are certified against a certain standard. Being certified against a standard means having a management system that meets the requirements set up in the standard. This is made visual using a management system.
ISO 9001 is an example of an internationally recognized standard that focuses on quality management and is used by companies and organizations worldwide. Using this standard, these companies and organizations show their customers and interested parties that they achieve quality. This often results in an increase of business opportunities, since you meet the requirements of the potential customers’ needs.
However, a quality management system is a lot more than just a certification. It is a tool to use in order to structure the business and keep an eye on all the different activities and at the same time focus on continuously improving the business. Standardized and streamlined processes create conditions for a more cost-effective business. As mentioned earlier, the right things are done at the right time and in the right place. The overview and documentation surrounding the business also facilitate the identification of areas to improve.