A check of your business model and target markets also warrants scrutiny during the auditing– even customers and clients place higher importance on companies that adhere to stringent industry standards. The article cited the case of a small Northern California printing company that supplies various products to a popular semi-truck maker. The officials decided to have the company certified for ISO9000 in an effort to expand their operations without compromising product quality.
Attaining ISO certification 9001 may be the beginning of greater fortunes for your company. According to Callaghan and Schnoll, a company with such distinctions can train employees to be more accountable in the workflow and output, lower production costs, and increase competitiveness in the market, among others. Don’t you think it’s time your small business aimed higher?