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How to Hire the Right ISO Consultant

Posted by Steven Brand on Aug 13, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Manufacturing continues to be the dominant driver of the California economy. It's no surprise that many manufacturers are scrambling to achieve quality management system (QMS) certifications at both the national and international levels. ISO certification is a coveted accomplishment, but the certification process can be a daunting journey without the guidance of an experienced ISO consultant.

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Topics: ISO 9001, Made in California, Quality Managment System, Manufacturing Tips

5 Benefits of Being ISO 9001 Certified

Posted by Steven Brand on Jul 28, 2017 11:28:11 AM

ISO 9001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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Topics: ISO 9001, Quality, Quality Managment System

8 ISO 9001 Basics You Need to Know

Posted by Steven Brand on Jul 25, 2017 9:21:19 AM


ISO 9001 is one of the most popular quality management system standards in the international stage. Before you embark on a journey to adopt it, however, you need to have an in-depth understanding of ISO 9001 basics to make it work for you.

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Topics: ISO 9001, Quality Managment System

Checklist: How to Prepare for an ISO Quality Audit

Posted by Steven Brand on Dec 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In thinking about how to prepare for an ISO quality audit, some people may have a kneejerk negative response. If “audit” makes you nervous, then focus on “quality,” because the end goal here is to ensure just that.

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Topics: ISO 9001, Quality

7 Important Standards for Your ISO 9001:2015 Journey

Posted by Steven Brand on Dec 12, 2016 1:17:58 PM

The ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) – a worldwide federation of national standards bodies – recently updated its latest edition of ISO 9001, for quality management.

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Topics: ISO 9001, Quality

ISO 9001 Revised in 2015: What Does It Mean for Manufacturers?

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Feb 3, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Word is traveling fast about a major new development that will impact the California manufacturing sector in
2015.  You may’ve heard about it through the grapevine, your registrar, or the internet. The International Standard Organization (ISO) is in the process of revising the ISO 9001 – which is now scheduled for approval by the end of 2015. Although ISO 9001 was last revised in 2008, the ISO 9001:2015 version will contain the most significant changes in the past 15 years!

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Topics: ISO 9001

Strengthen Your Customer Base: Obtain Quality Certifications

Posted by Carrie Pittman on May 1, 2013 2:38:00 PM

Most California manufacturers are looking for new ways to obtain new customers and boost sales. A key way to do this is to improve your branding image... prove that your company is reliable and manufacturers goods in a safe and efficient manner.

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Topics: ISO 9001, Quality

How ISO 9001 Certification Appeals to New Customers and Grow Sales

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Aug 22, 2012 8:31:00 AM

ISO 9001 is an important certification that can help CA manufacturers increase sales. Obtained by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 9001 officially certifies that a company can accommodate its production levels while meeting specific regulatory requirements. The certification is important to many customers searching for vendors, as it verifies that an organization is continuously improving its quality management system to increase customer satisfaction and compliance.

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Topics: Manufacturing, ISO 9001, Certifications