Managers responsible for selecting suppliers or responsible for purchasing decisions now have the ISO brochure - ISO 9001 in the supply chain.
Goods and services are commonly promoted as being produced by suppliers with a quality management system (QMS) certified as conforming to ISO 9001:2008. There are currently more than a million organizations in over 170 countries certified to this standard.
The brochure explains how to get the most out of using ISO 9001 as a supply chain tool.
The objective of ISO 9001 is to provide a set of requirements that, if effectively implemented, will provide you with confidence that your supplier can consistently provide goods and services that:
Meet your needs and expectations
Comply with applicable regulations
The brochure explains the different ways that suppliers can demonstrate ISO 9001:2008 conformity. It also describes what you can do if things go wrong and you are dissatisfied with performance of your supplier.