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What Is ISO?

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ISO 9001 Certification

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With a reputation for custom plastic molding meeting the highest industry standards, Southwest Plastic has completed the rigorous process of attaining ISO 9001 certifications. Specialist in Injection, compression and transfer molding of thermoset and thermoplastic compounds, you can count on Southwest Plastics to deliver quality manufactured parts delivered on-time, to specification and at a fair value.

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is an international standard that gives requirements for an organization’s Quality Management System (“QMS”). It is part of a family of standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) often referred to collectively as the “ISO 9000 series”.

The objective of ISO 9001 is to provide a set of requirements that, if they are effectively implemented, will provide customers with confidence that your supplier can consistently provide goods and services that:

* Meet your needs and expectations and
* Comply with applicable regulations

The requirements cover a wide range of topics, including your supplier's top management commitment to quality, its customer focus, adequacy of its resources, employee competence, process management (for production, service delivery and relevant administrative and support processes), quality planning, product design, review of incoming orders, purchasing, monitoring and measurement of its processes and products, calibration of measuring equipment, processes to resolve customer complaints, corrective/preventive actions and a requirement to drive continual improvement of the QMS. Last but not least, there is a requirement for your supplier to monitor customer perceptions about the quality of the goods and services it provides.

What does “Conformity to ISO 9001” mean?

This means that your supplier has established a systematic approach to quality management, and is managing its business to ensure that your needs are clearly understood, agreed and fulfilled.

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