20 February 2018
CRAIC receives ISO 9001:2015 certification
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UV-visible-NIR microscope and microspectrometer manufacturer CRAIC Technologies Inc of San Dimas, CA, USA has been certified under ISO 9001:2015 as of January.
The firm previously earned certification under ISO 9001:2008 and is audited and registered annually. The updated International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Quality Management System assists companies in developing a management system that combines quality with their wider business strategy. There is a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes that helps to improve communications, efficiency and implementation of continuous improvement. It also acts as a tool to streamline processes and to make them more efficient. Finally, the ISO 9001:2015 standard demonstrates to customers that CRAIC offers products and services that are consistently of the highest quality, the firm adds.
Upgrading the firm’s certification to ISO 9001:2015 will “provide evidence to our customers that we remain focused on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction,” says president Dr Paul Martin. “Our move from ISO 9001:2008 to the updated standard ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates our desire to always perform at the highest levels of quality and efficiency,” he adds. “It’s essential for us in delivering innovative, high-quality and customer-focused scientific solutions.”
ISO 9001:2015 is process based in that the certification recognizes organizations that link business objectives with operating effectiveness. Companies that achieve management systems certification to ISO 9001:2015 have demonstrated effective implementation of documentation and records maanagement, management's commitment to their customers, establishment of clear policy, good planning and implementation, good resource management, efficient process control, measurement and analysis. Continual improvement has been institutionalized.