An analysis of the advantages of the quality standard ISO 9000 for small companies.
This paper dispels the myth that ISO 9000 is for big companies and describes in detail how to achieve it from setting a quality statement to creating a documented quality system and how to prepare for an audit.
“Any business across sectors, whether big or small in size, gains significantly by acquiring ISO certification. Since many countries have adopted the ISO 9000 series as a national standard, an ISO 9000 certified company improves its access to world markets. ISO 9000 certification also facilitates ease of trade since ISO standards serve as a quality assurance. On a local level, ISO 9000 certification reassures prospective customers about the quality of product manufactured and gives the ISO 9000 registered firm a competitive advantage.”