Larkin Industries, a print finishing company in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced it has been recertified as an ISO 9001 company. It now holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification. To receive this certification, companies must demonstrate the ability to produce products and services that meet their customers’ requirements, as well as applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Previously, Larkin Industries was ISO 9001:2008 certified. The 2015 standardization is the newest version. The most recent ISO 9001:2015 standard is constructed around seven quality management principles: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management.
ISO 9001:2015 has 10 clauses instead of the previous eight. The updates include more emphasis on the PDCA cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act). With the new arrangement, the ISO 9001:2015 strives to give additional momentum to the continuous and systematic improvement of processes within organizations. There is also more emphasis on properly measuring input and output of processes. Risk-based thinking is of added importance, as well as leadership and management commitment.
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