A good foundation builds a good business, and ISO 9000 is a good foundation for businesses. In our corporate infancy several years ago Cascade Controls Inc. (CCI) identified ISO9000 as the standard to strategically build our business. ISO 9000 is a standard created to make the attainment of quality, consistent products easier by providing specific steps for development of an organization’s quality management system. This quality management system is meant to monitor the progress of a product or service as it goes through each stage of production, from development to testing to assembly to client feedback.
One cornerstone of ISO 9000 is continual improvement. No company should ever be satisfied with the conditions of a process at the given moment; they should always be looking for ways to make these processes more efficient and effective. ISO 9000 was written with the business world’s insatiable desire for excellence in mind. This is why continual improvement is a requirement of the standard – to inspire progress and the pursuit of perfection.
An Internationally Recognized Standard
ISO 9000 is an internationally recognized standard, and that may seem daunting for some. ISO 9000 is seen in every sector of the business world, and its success is a testament to its worth. With a focus on client satisfaction, products and services improve and flourish under ISO 9000’s quality management system. With a combination of continual improvement and corrective actions – tenets of ISO 9000 – a business will create processes that run smoothly and efficiently.
In the interest of continual improvement ISO continues to establish new versions of ISO9001 about every 7-10 years. For Cascade Controls Inc. (CCI) being certified to ISO9001:2015 shows a continued commitment to improvement both internally to CCI empolyees and to Cascade Controls Inc. (CCI) clients alike. Below is a list of changes between the ISO9001:2008 standard and the new ISO9001:2015 requirement.