The essence of any business is effective and quality management that encompasses the full scope of all that entails. Yet determining the level of quality for such companies in this area can be difficult without proper auditing and certification that’s able to objectively provide confirmation. That’s why companies in a variety of industries seek to be certified in ISO 9001:2015.
Quick-Way Manufacturing, which offers secondary operations, fabrication, stamping, and assembly of sheet metal products, is a firm believer in this principle. That’s why we received our ISO 9001:2015 certification on May 4, extending for the next three years what had been in place since January 2008.
The original version that Quick-Way Manufacturing and other businesses had received was ISO 9001:2008. However, because of the ever-evolving nature of the business world, improving efficiencies and properly delivering in the area of customer satisfaction require some changes being made in the certification process.
Taking the Proper Steps
Meeting the qualifications of this rigorous process demands the sort of top-down leadership that has all facets of Quick-Way Manufacturing’s business fully engaged in delivering for customers. In addition, a coordinated effort to simplify and standardize the language being used helps avoid the potential for miscommunication that can cause problems.
Finally, the evolution of this certification takes into consideration the growing global aspects of all businesses. We have come a long way from its beginnings in 1961 and with that company, growth has come a more intensive focus on logistical aspects that were much more modest in earlier eras.
Discussions of how businesses need to evolve can often involve looking at the equipment being used by a company. We are able to provide state-of-the-art equipment for those seeking fabrication of sheet metal, while cutting-edge concepts like laser cutting offer much more precise items.
The Bottom Line
Of course, quality management should already be a part of a company’s DNA. However, those companies that make the effort to obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification are clearly making the effort to get an official endorsement of their approach. That’s why Quick-Way Manufacturing continues to stay ahead of the curve more than a half-century after first opening its doors.