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ISO Registered vs ISO Certified

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#74631

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 29 September, 2015

When looking at EMS company websites, some say they are "ISO Registered" while others say "ISO Certified". What is the difference between ISO Registered and ISO Certified?

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#74645

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 30 September, 2015

A Google Search of your question led me to this:

What is the difference between ISO registered vs. certified?

The words are used interchangeably, but a company registers for ISO 9001.

(This came from the FAQ Section of http://www. 9001resource. com )

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#74646

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 30 September, 2015

ISO - if you build a shitty product - it would be the same shitty product. It is a useless thing and people go around it while following it.

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#74647

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 30 September, 2015

Basically ISO doesn't care what you are building. They only care that you document what/how you are building it and follow that documentation every time.

Recently my company lost some EMS business because we were not ISO certified even though we do have work instructions and procedures in place for everything we do. It wouldn't take all that much effort to become ISO certified but that effort plus the time it takes to do the ongoing ISO audits was deemed not worth it in the past as customers were not requiring ISO. That may change now that we have lost some business because of not being ISO certified.

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#74654

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 1 October, 2015

That is very sad. Having the ISO also applies more cost to your product, as you need to pay for the standard and somebody to maintain it after you have it. In the mean time your quality might get worst ;) I can sign that years back(before ISO) electronics was better quality than now. I used to have appliances that easily worked for 30 years without having a single issue.

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#74669

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 2 October, 2015

ISO certified and registered is the same thing. Being ISO registered or certified means that you have a quality system that is consistent and measurable. It seems like a big waste of time until you implement it. It measures your performance, equipment maintenance and calibration, your suppliers and documents it.

The quality of the product produced should be more consistent since employees must follow and document processes. However if your work instructions are not correct or your employees are not trained correctly you will get consistent bad quality products.

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#74689

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 6 October, 2015

Davidb put it really good. ISO should give you the repeatability in your production. But keep in mind - It has nothing to do with good or bad quality.

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#74714

ISO Registered vs ISO Certified | 11 October, 2015

ISO has absolutely nothing to do with quality. You either build a quality product or you don't. The audits and maintenance of the certification is expensive, and the audits are a joke. Stop and think that the individual doing the audit has no idea how to manufacture a product. But I loved the audits as I was given time off during the audits, because I once told the auditor he didn't need to understand the documentation, he wasn't building it,

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