Companies that achieve and maintain high quality standards consistently outperform their competition and grow sales.
Quality certifications are available specific to the industry a company works. These certifications are recognized as the measure of a manufacturers excellence in Quality System Training and Development. Many large corporate buyers require their suppliers maintain current certifications. So manufacturers who are certified, have a greater opportunity to gain new sales and attract new buyers. Even though each certification is unique, they all begin with solid quality system with procedures that are properly documented.
Catalyst Connection has worked with manufacturers in all types of industries assisting them to prepare for the certification process including audits, documentation, training and maintenance. We can support the process as much as is needed by the client – from just providing basic guideline up to and including serving as an onsite Quality Manager during the process.
Quality Systems Audit – gap analysis to determine the actions needed to achieve the goal of certification and realizing significant business benefits.
ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management Principles) – requirements for a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. ISO 9001:2008 is implemented by over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries.
ISO 13485 (Medical Device) - requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services.
ISO/TS 16949:2009 (Automotive) – defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.
ISO 14001 (Environmental) - an environmental management system that provides assurance that environmental impact is being measured and improved. This includes: reduced cost of waste management, savings in consumption of energy and materials, lower distribution costs, improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public.
OSHAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) - health and safety management system designed to: create best possible working conditions across your organization, identify hazards and put in place controls to manage them, reduce workplace accidents and illness to cut related costs and downtime, engage and motivate staff with better, safer working conditions and demonstrate compliance to customers and suppliers.
AS9100 (Aerospace) - quality management system for the aerospace industry that takes the ISO 9001 requirements and supplements them with additional quality system requirements in order to satisfy DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements.