When you want to get ISO accreditation for your company, you have to do so via a UKAS-accredited certification body. There are hundreds of certification companies out there, all offering the same service as one another, but they don't all charge the same - far from it! Often, there will be a HUGE disparity in costs between two certification bodies.
Here at NPT, we have years of experience of matching the right certification body to the right client, helping people to achieve their certification goals at very competitive rates. Now we are challenging you - if you hold ISO 9001 certification with a UKAS-accredited certification company, give us the opportunity to see how much money we could help you to save by matching you with the right certification body. Here's what to do:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and we'll get back in touch to start the quotation process.
- Speak to one of our expert consultants about your current ISO certification arrangement.
- We will then gather quotes from other UKAS-accredited bodies and recommend the company that can offer you the best deal.
We do not charge for this service - we just want to help you to save money. Whether you ultimately decide to transfer certification bodies is up to you!
Is it worth transferring certification bodies?
Yes - very often it is! Transferring is in most cases a painless and straightforward process, and we have seen some clients save thousands of pounds over a 3-year certification period after making a switch.
To start saving on your certification body costs now, simply contact NPT and we will help to obtain quotes to see how much you could save.
The world gets smaller every day, with technological advances making it easier and easier to communicate and do business with people halfway around the globe. An increasing number of businesses rely on global supply chains, importing goods and materials from other countries in order to provide the best possible product or service to the end consumer.
However, with a whole world of suppliers and contractors to choose from, it can be very difficult for the modern business owner to select a provider who will deliver good value for money and contribute to the overall quality of their offering.
That's where quality consultants like NPT Management Systems come in. Our experience and understanding of quality management systems enables us to help our clients choose the right supplier out of all the options available on the international market. We know exactly what to look for, and we have a superb track record of assisting with the creation of quality-focused global supply chains.
Additionally, if you have an ISO 9001 certified quality management system in place, we can help you to ensure that your overseas suppliers comply with the same standards as your base operations. It can be difficult to harmonise a global supply chain and ensure that quality is maintained throughout all of your processes, but an experienced quality consultant can overcome these challenges and keep things perfectly on track going forward.
If you need an experienced quality consultant to help with your business, please contact NPT Management Systems to discuss your requirements.
Last week we revisited used car sellers Imperial Car Supermarkets, whom we helped to achieve ISO 9001 certification back in January 2016. The purpose of this visit was to assist the Imperial team with an ISO 9001 surveillance audit - their first since obtaining ISO 9001 accreditation last year - and we are happy to report that our client came through the audit with zero non-conformances raised.
Back at the beginning of last year, NPT Management Systems helped Imperial Car Supermarkets to plan and implement an effective QMS (Quality Management System), then apply for ISO 9001 certification via a UKAS-accredited body. However, we didn't fall out of touch with them over the intervening period - throughout 2016, we helped Imperial Car Supermarkets with:
- Conducting internal audits
- Providing internal auditor training
- Chairing management review meetings
Last week's surveillance audit was just the latest success in our working relationship with ICS, and we believe there are many more successes still to come.
If you require any assistance with your quality management system and/or the ISO 9001 certification process, please don't hesitate to contact NPT Management Systems today.
Happy 2017! We hope you had a peaceful Christmas, and that you've been enjoying the new year thus far.
January is a time for reflection and for planning - if you're hoping to make a success of 2017, you should be putting together a strategy for the year right now. Here's one item for your to-do list: implement an ISO 9001-compliant quality management system in order to streamline your operations and prioritise customer satisfaction.
If you already have a QMS...
Even if you already have a quality management system that's certified to ISO 9001 standards, the arrival of a new year is the perfect time to review, revamp, and overhaul your QMS. You may need to migrate to ISO 9001:2015 (the most recent revision of the global standard) if you have not already done so, or you might simply wish to undergo a quality management review in order to identify any wastage or weaknesses in your current system.
Whether you're looking to achieve ISO 9001 certification for the first time or to sharpen up / save money on an existing QMS, NPT Management Systems can help. We are a team of professional quality consultants based in Southampton, Hampshire - no matter what industry you're in or what you need from your QMS, we have the knowledge and the experience to assist you.
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