In this globalization era, the demands of market are getting increased as well as the competitions are also tighter. Every company is ‘forced’ to produce more qualified products effectively, efficiently, and consistently. Those companies that can fulfill them tend to be able to survive longer and even win the competition. One of the ways to be a competitive company is by following the quality management system suggested by ISO 9001: 2008. It is including for the certified hydraulic fitting manufacturer.
The Steps of ISO 9001: 2008 Certification on Hydraulic Fitting Manufacturer
ISO 9001: 2008 is international standard to determine the policy and quality objective along with the achievement. It is basically applied in every organization, institution, and company. Particularly on the hydraulic fitting manufacturer, the process must following some particular steps. First, it is defining the scope of certification. For manufacturers of hydraulic, the scope includes the products’ materials, safety standard, and its roles towards other industries. If the manufacture has fulfilled requirements related to those matters, the certification can just be done.
The second, there is also observation. The initial visitation by ISO is done to see the analysis gap and diagnosis among the standards implemented. Third, the audit or certification is run passing througj two main steps namely initial and certification audit. Lastly, for hydraulic companies that fulfill the requirements, the certificate will be published based on the scope of implementation system. The standard applied here is for 3 years starting from its publishing.
Of course, the process is not stopped there. There are still controlling and re-certification audits done by the same institution that publishes the certificate. Therefore, there is still possibility that the hydraulic company will lose its certificate when there is any violation found.
The Benefits of Being an ISO 9001: 2008 Certified Hydraulic Fitting Manufacturer
The certification is not something nonsense. Of course, it is firstly about guaranteeing the customers’ safety and satisfaction regarding the products they use. Moreover, it is for industry supporting tools like hydraulic. For the manufacturers or companies themselves, there are some other benefits for this certification.
First of all, it is that the customers’ trust is being increased. Just like other business, loyal customers are needed to make sure that it will be survive. Certification is also important to attract the new customers to join. Second, when the customers’ satisfaction is increased, it is just easier for the manufacture to compete. The certificate is like a legal weapon to smooth many other audits done by institutions whether they are private or governmental.
Third, when the related manufactures are still national-scale, it is a good effort to compete in the global market. Hydraulic manufacturers are undeniably still globally limited. There are only few of them which are able to distribute the products globally. So, this is just a good chance. Fourth, it improves the organizations’ performance, starting from the productivity, efficiency, and operational effectiveness. Fifth, it improves the employers’ performance even morally through good and consistent working system. Lastly, it tends to give recommendations towards organization improvement system continuously.