AMTec has been registering companies to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System standard since 2004. We specialize in providing certification services for small to medium-sized businesses.
It has long been recognized that purchasing across national (and even continental) boundaries can cause difficulties: delivery, cash-flow, specification, manufacturing, installation, and most importantly, quality. It is also a fact that purchasing another company's product to use or incorporate into your product can cause difficulties even if that seller is next door. Various means have been devised to counter these problems: extensive incoming inspection, second party audits, just-in-case purchasing to provide a buffer, unrealistic schedules and extended lead times. However, these measures do not address the cause of the problem.
Properly implemented, ISO 9001 can provide great benefits for your company because it was designed to address the cause of systems that are out of control.
The registration process entails a number of review steps to ensure your Quality Management System is ready for initial certification, as well as verification of ongoing efforts to identify and implement improvements.