It is envisaged that ISO 29001 will become the common basis for the industry’s quality management systems requirements worldwide. This will help reduce or eliminate multiple assessments. This provides additional benefits in the reduction of disruption to the business, associated paperwork and costs.
Increasingly, organizations within the supply chain will need ISO 29001 certification to demonstrate their commitment to quality, helping secure new business contracts.
Certification to ISO 29001 provides continual improvement; emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain, including those from service providers.