A company must have to initially comply with definite standards for quality guarantee in its processes before it can obtain its ISO 9000 registration. It should be noted that it is the quality system applied that makes the company qualified for registration and not the service or product per se. Actual registration of a company happens once an accredited auditor or consultant had completed assessment of the organizations structures. Hence, the auditor hands out the certificate signifying that the organization successfully abides by the ISO 9001:2000 requirements and standards. The issued QMS (Quality Management Systems) certificate verifies the organizations capability to produce and provide quality standard products and services to possibly perceptive customers.
Obtaining ISO 9000 registration involves only eight simple steps to achieve endless benefits. These simple steps are:
1) getting top administrations support and commitment;
2) staff to undergo training;
3) writing a Quality policy manual;
4) writing operating procedures;
5) carrying out an internal auditing;
6) selecting a credible registrar;
7) running through the whole procedures of registration; and 8) obtaining finally the ISO 9000 registration certification.
Lastly, there are various benefits that ensue once the organization is an ISO 9000-registered. It basically results to the organization to thrive and excel locally or internationally. It is the companys proof of its commitment to superior standards. Moreover, making the assessment in a regular basis will help the organization to monitor, manage, and improve its processes and structure. Not only does the company improve its standing to its customers locally and/or internationally, but most importantly it also provides areas for staff competency and skills improvement.