Global Special Effects has started making plans to become an ISO 9000 factory by 2015. This is due to the opening of our new facility which is being built this summer.
What IS ISO 9000?
Without satisfied customers, an organization is in peril! To keep customers satisfied, the organization needs to meet their requirements. The ISO 9000 standard provides a tried and tested framework for taking a systematic approach to managing the organization’s processes so that they consistently turn out product that satisfies customers’ expectations.
How The ISO 9000 Quality Standard Model Works:
The requirements for a quality system have been standardized – but many organizations like to think of themselves as unique. So how does ISO 9000 allow for the diversity of say, on the one hand, a “Mr. and Mrs.” enterprise, and on the other, to a multinational manufacturing company with service components, or a public utility, or a government administration?
The answer is that ISO 9000 lays down what requirements your quality system must meet, but does not dictate how they should be met in any particular organization. This leaves great scope and flexibility for implementation in different business sectors and business cultures, as well as in different national cultures.
Checking That It Works:
- The standard requires the organization itself to audit its ISO 9000-based quality system to verify that it is managing its processes effectively – or, to put it another way, to check that it is fully in control of its activities.
- In addition, the organization may invite its clients to audit the quality system in order to give them confidence that the organization is capable of delivering products or services that will meet their requirements.
- Lastly, the organization may engage the services of an independent quality system certification body to obtain an ISO 9000 certificate of conformity. This last option has proved extremely popular in the market-place because of the perceived credibility of an independent assessment.
GSE is very pleased to be making this announcement, and we hope that you will be dually pleased with our quality standards and care for our products!