“Before taking on any standardization or ISO 9001 certification process, it is crucial to understand how it all works. For instance, one does not go directly to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to be certified; rather, companies need to go through certifying bodies or registrars that are authorized to perform the relevant assessments. Aside from complying with the various documentary requirements, companies also need to undergo pre-assessment and auditing procedures to address areas of weakness and thereby ensure conformance to global standards.
ISO certification requires periodic audits of a company’s facilities to monitor compliance with ISO standards. Management reviews outcomes from the examinations and implements corrective actions to maintain alignment with the standards.”