Implementing ISO 9001:2008 QMS confers long-term benefits, however, an immediate goal for most organizations is to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification as it provides following advantages:
- Certification assure organization's stakeholders that the organization has a good quality management system in place and that increase organization's trust among its stakeholders.
- Certification communicates a positive message to organization's employees that turns them to high value asset.
- Certification reduces organization's costs as many insurance companies are willing to insure your processes, products and services at reduced premiums.
- Certification provides marketing opportunities to organizations.
It should be noted that certification is not a requirement of the ISO 9001:2008 QMS standard. Many organizations in the world are implementing ISO 9001:2008 QMS without certification.
With best wishes,
Keshav Ram Singhal