As a part of our continuous commitment to excellence in manufacturing, G.E. Mathis Company earned the ISO 9001:2015 certification. The updated certification, which replaces ISO 9001:2008, aims to improve and clarify quality assurance methods by providing new standards for a more interconnected world.
Notable changes to the certification include:
- Greater emphasis on company leadership and understanding individual organizations, rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach
- Acknowledgment of increasingly complex organizational structures
- Alignment of standards across multiple management systems
- Expanded and better-structured approaches to organizational risks and opportunities
- More user-friendly service to improve customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty
A 10-clause structure for all Management System Standards (MSS), also known as the High-Level Structure (HLS), outlines specific guidelines for the implementation of these new considerations. The ten core clauses are as follows:
- 1. Scope
- 2. Normative references
- 3. Terms and conditions
- 4. Context of organization
- 5. Leadership
- 6. Planning
- 7. Support
- 8. Operation
- 9. Performance evaluation
- 10. Improvement
New Standards for a Changing Workplace
The revised certificate moves away from a focus on simple supply chains to instead follow higher-level structures, allowing users of several different systems to easily integrate the new standards into each of their processes while promoting — and benefiting from — increased industry globalization.
ISO 9001:2015 also places emphasis on risk-based thinking; earning ISO certification now requires organizations to measure, analyze, and evaluate the risks and opportunities of every manufacturing process in order to identify and limit potential hazards.
Making G.E. Mathis Company Even More Reliable
Obtaining ISO certification was a long, challenging process, but it serves as proof of quality throughout every step of our manufacturing processes. With this documentation, we can assure customers that our internal workings are consistent, cost effective, and risk appropriate. Furthermore, it reflects our commitment to compliance with applicable industry standards and government regulations.
Throughout our more than 100-year history, G.E. Mathis Company has been dedicated to upholding integrity and craftsmanship in the metal fabrication industry. Our ISO 9001:2015 certificate is the next step in ensuring we continue to offer exceptional precision laser cutting services and top-quality custom-formed products.