What is ISO 9001?
What is ISO 9001? It may be your asking when you see a line iso 9001 certified company is attached with the name of a company. ISO 9001 is also known as ISO certificate 9001 or ISO 9001:2008 certificate. Sometimes people search it from search engine in small letters like what is an iso9001 or what is the iso 9001 and so on.
ISO 9001 is the latest version of Quality Management System for company. Before it was known as ISO 9000. In 2008 this has come as a revised and latest QMS standard from the Geneva based international organization ISO.
Quality Management System standard ISO 9001 is widely used standard among others. Though other standards are used very rare but this is the most popular and most used standard by the manufacturing company. Not only manufacturing sector, this is the standard which can be used in any kind of organization like manufacturing, service provider, educational institute, NGO, Trading company etc.
There are eight clauses in this standard. By adopting and implementing those clauses and sub-clauses inside the different section of a company it can achieve its goal easily. It helps to develop the management system of a company.
Many big size, medium size and small companies are getting benefit of using this iso 9001 standard. It has been using as a great development tool to lift a company into the next level. It increases competence of companies staff. It increases awareness among management team.
ISO 9001:2008 is also a requirements of buyers from developed countries. For accessing in international market it is a pre condition for manufacturers of developing countries like Bangladesh.
There are many ISO Certification Bodies(most of them are from developed countries) who are authorized or approved by Accreditation Board to issue this management system certificate. They take different fees from the client for providing an iso 9001 certifiicate.
In Bangladesh you can take iso 9001 certificate from a UK based Certification Body BAS. The authorized agent of BAS in Bangladesh is Advanced Assessment Services. This company is working for medium and small size companies to achieve iso 9001 certificate for minimum cost.