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There are many benefits to implementing an ISO 9001 quality management system. These include increased operational efficiency; an opportunity to critically examine how employees do their work and interact between functions; establishing the proper processes for future operations; better documentation of methods and responsibilities; consistency of process; greater employee awareness about quality; cost savings from less scrap and rework, as well as fewer warranty claims; enhanced communication among employees; customer satisfaction; competitive edge; increased credibility; ease of trade; perceived higher quality; reduced customer audits; increased market share; and fulfilling supplier requirements for certification.
ISO 9001 is a base standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.
Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.
You can view the ISO 9001 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.
Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs
ISO 9001:2015, Quality management systems - Requirements
ISO 9004:2018, Quality management - Quality of an organization - Guidance to achieve sustained success
ISO/IEC 17021-3, Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systemsAvailable from IAF:
IAF MD 17, Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies
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