We are ISO pros – a customer-centric national registrar with a special strategy for registration. By establishing a “three-way relationship” with our loyal clients, professional auditors, and skilled office workers, we believe in the joint registration strategy. Each collaborator is essential for an effective value-added registration. Our aim is to make the whole registration process a good experience.
A team of seasoned auditors, active management managers, and ISO operational standards / technical design experts were formed many years ago. We have agreed that consistency or climatic expectations can be used as instruments of market management. The real value of getting certified include:
- Improve profitability
- Meeting and exceeding customer expectations
- Increased performance
- Serving your company as a constant tool for improvement
- Support to develop and execute a formal business management system
- Provide day-to-day administrative review and feedback.
Our goal is to provide a realistic system(s) assessment which will contribute to future changes. We are pleased to use the ISO Pros synergistic compliance approach by creating a “Three-Way Collaboration” with our trusted customers, seasoned auditors, and the Worldwide Corporate Office for a WIN-WIN relationship.
As the world’s first universal standard on Industrial Health and Safety, it provides common, consistent guidance for all companies seeking to improve their effectiveness in OHS. It is created for top management in a company that aims to provide the workers and visitors with a secure and healthy environment. To do this, it is important to monitor all causes that could contribute to illness, disability, and death in severe situations by reducing harmful effects on a person ‘s physical, emotional, and cognitive health.
While ISO 45001 builds on OHSAS 18001—the previous OHS benchmark — it is a new, distinct specification, not update or modification, and is expected to be phased in over the next 3 years. Organizations would also need to re-examine their existing philosophy and operational processes to ensure compliance with the organization.
Our extremely trained and experienced auditors are at the top of their profession, with years of auditing expertise and understanding of the industry. ISO Pros here in Atlanta, Georgia (GA) auditors strive to reduce the scope of auditing and aim to better analyze the enterprise in order to find incentives for cost savings, time-to-market growth, and performance enhancements.
In order to improve and monitor all areas of your business, ISO 9001 aims to provide a practical and workable quality management system. Achieving the ISO 9001 standard is not necessarily creating a set of complicated, hard-to-manage procedures. The goal is to have an effective, workable management framework for your company. You’d end up with a program that would strengthen all facets of the business, with the necessary resources and expertise from the employees.
Implementing an effective and robust ISO 9001 Quality Management System ( QMS) can help you concentrate and improve productivity in key business areas. Processes of management that are established throughout your business will provide a sound basis, leading to increased productivity and profit. That in turn will increase growth and retention in the market.
There are major advantages to ISO 9001 certification including:
- Suitable for large organizations, but also for small organizations
- Boosting results, increasing productivity and increased revenue
- Greater development and acquisitions
- Consistent outcomes calculated tests and surveyed
- Standards recognized globally
- Compatible for other ISO specifications
To some of the clients, an existing ISO 9001 qualification would be a requirement and a “good to have” when evaluating vendors. This gives the customers confidence that you work within standards and procedures that will provide them with a reasonable standard of customer service.
The application of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems ( EMS) needs to be understood as the organization seeks approval of ISO 14001, which is a recognized global pillar of environmental management. That is because a secure EMS is a critical move towards certification with ISO 14001.
What is ISO 14001?
Because part of getting your ISO 14001 certification requires an environmental management plan which is compliant in operation, most companies continue by asking us, “What is the environmental management framework ISO 14001?” What we know to be true is that there is no response to that question and ISO does not have one out-of-the-box solution. There is also a list of guidelines for ISO 14001 that aren’t explicitly prescriptive but follow five basic requirements that make up an ISO 14001 compliant EMS.
An EMS has ample scope to discriminate between businesses. As far as ISO 14001 is concerned, very few organizations implement the same system and that is the point; with an EMS, it is intended to be held in a state of continuous development. What works with one company isn’t going to work with another, hence ISO 14001 is all about avoiding the same cookie-cutter ways to find a solution.
This also requires additional work, for example, on companies pursuing ISO 14001 approval. First, plan or enforce a program which meets ISO 14001 requirements, and show it only to the auditors. Some businesses opt for an in-house approach in accordance with ISO 14001 standards and others use specially developed atmospheric technology.
ISO 13485 for quality control of medical equipment has certain similarities with ISO 9001, the world’s largest quality protection system with over 1.1 million certificates worldwide. Even though most standard revisions now follow the new high-level ISO 9001 structure, ISO 13485, after ISO 9001 it is not the case when it was released. There are structural variations, of course, but maybe you may ask-how significant are these?
Below we’re looking at the similarities and differences between the two categories, and whether businesses need both life sciences certifications and related services.
Similarities with ISO 9001
Both ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 do essentially the same thing when you get to the brass tacks: enabling companies to continuously produce healthy, high-quality products. ISO 9001 for example has certain parallels to ISO 13485 along with:
Threat mitigation: Both specifications illustrate the need for companies to incorporate risk better than previous iterations into architecture and produce.
Plan-Do-Check-Act: Although the two principles do not have the same form, they do follow the method Plan-Do – Check-Act.
Customer focus: The focus on both ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 ensures the fulfillment of consumer expectations.
QMS requirements: Adequate procedures and resources for data management, workforce training, assessments, and regulatory measures would be needed to reach this level.
AS9100 is an ISO 9001 edition of the Aerospace industry. It carries the whole ISO 9001 standard but also incorporates unique specifications for Aerospace. Additional requirements provide solutions to problems such as integrating different program control frameworks, project management, and risk assessment — including certain slight clarifications, modifications, etc.
AS9100 is also controlled by IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group), this is with the sole aim to strengthen the Aerospace supplier industries. The control over everything from the audit and certification processes is because the auditors can be quite tough (with no soft grades given and ALL findings recorded). AS9100 is simpler than ISO 9001 yet more intense. So if you are able to seek AS9100, introduce a “tighten” program without cutting any corners.
What’s new about the latest AS9100?
AS9100 focuses on the creation of value for customers when incorporating QMS specifications into the company’s business processes, this is with the aim of efficiently as well as consistently producing top quality products for everyone in the market for aerospace.
The QMS standards have been are periodically updated to maintain relevance to the industry’s needs and being adaptive to all emerging trends. OEMs are going through the transition from their current Revision standards to Revision D standards. These revisions align this AS9100 standard with the most recent revision to ISO 9001. This update to the AS9100 accreditation helps companies manage risks along with quality considerations to produce much safer and reliable products. Having your faith and being here to help you thrive is always a part of the ISO Pros commitment to providing quality. With an insistence on compliance with AS9100D along with other significant standards for all critical projects found across virtually every industry, especially applications that are critical to safety as well as the mission such as those in aviation, defense, and space. ISo Pros staff in Atlanta, Georgia (GA) are well versed with business practices and are used to achieving or fulfilling stringent criteria, so please contact us or your ISO Pros team member with any queries or feedback, to find out more about AS9100.
This is the universal standard for maintaining the efficiency of vehicle equipment. IATF 16949 certification was jointly created by members of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and sent to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for recognition and development. The database is a requirement for the regular vehicle safety system, focused on ISO 9001, and the requirements of the consumer’s individual automobile market. IATF 16949 Certification emphasizes the advancement of a Quality Management Framework procedure established to accommodate consistent improvement, aversion of imperfection, and reduction of variety and waste in the vehicle market. The goal is to respond to customer needs competently and feasibly.
IATF 16949:2016 (replaces ISO / TS 16949:2009) is a standard that clearly sets out the Quality Management System (QMS) standards for the automotive industry. The ISO / TS 16949 was originally designed in 1999 to orchestrate distinctive evaluation and validation plans for the car segment in the worldwide inventory network.
This certification Standard focuses primarily on promoting a quality management system that accommodates continuous improvement, the promotion of the prevention of deformity, and the diversity and duplication of product networks. Combined with relevant Customer-Specific Requirements (CSR’s), the standard characterizes the QMS specifications for the development, administration, and exterior ornamentation of vehicle parts.
It is an independent QMS standard fully aligned with the specifications and preconditions of ISO 9001:2015; it can not be updated on these lines alone as an independent record but should be implemented as an ISO 9001:2015 enhancement.
Cyber-attackers in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector continue to target contractors more each day. This sector supports the Department of Defense (DoD) in terms of research, development, acquisition, production, and delivery.
Loss of intellectual property (IP) will weaken the American technological advantage in the DIB sector and increase the threat to national security. Hence the DoD works with suppliers to enhance the protection of unclassified information within the DIB’s supply chain. That means creating the Cybersecurity Maturity Qualification Model (CMMC) specification.
As the requirements for compliance with CMMC are still evolving, many DIB contractors have questions in this regard. We’ve been working to provide some answers to the contractors’ most frequently asked questions.
What is the CMMC?
The CMMC framework covers numerous cybersecurity processes and best practices from a variety of sources, including contractors from DIB and other stakeholders from DoD. This frame organizes and maps those processes and practices across multiple maturity levels into domains. This aligns capability activities within each area, too.
How is it related to NIST SP 800-171?
The US government uses the CMMC certification as a vehicle for auditing compliance with NIST SP 800-171, a publication that recommends requirements for CUI protection. As of 1 January 2018, DoD contractors are expected to comply with NIST SP 800-171 but the adoption rates have remained low since. To solve this problem, CMMC was created which would eventually impact even the most optimistic estimate of more than 200,000 contractors.
Even if contractors meet CMMC, that doesn’t mean they meet all NIST SP 800-171 requirements. NIST 800-171 includes 110 inspections by CUI, plus 63 inspections by the Non-Federal Organization (NFO). Contractors must also comply with both CUI and NFO laws whereas NIST 800-171 focuses specifically on the storage, delivery, and manufacture of CUIs.
The CMMI provides a model to improve processes.
CMMI offers an enterprise with a comprehensive array of differentiating meanings and activities to reach the optimal performance standard. The CMMI paradigm will become a roadmap for organizations to leverage their capital, improve project performance, better support clients, and proactively identify and maintain key business processes so that a series of procedures are planned and introduced that will satisfy the CMMI to its best.
CMMI becomes, when adopted, a scaffold of inherently superior performance. Companies start with a short assessment for where they fit within the CMMI continuum when implementing CMMI, then pick the domain processes to aim for, incorporate, and ultimately improving from their in-depth catalog of elements in the process.
CMMI is nevertheless ordered and formulaic. While this method sounds inflexible to newcomers, relying on a very structured approach allows organizations to effectively work on changes with a much-proven approach that has been successful for other businesses such as IBM and Raytheon.