Monona, March 21, 2017-After several months of hard work, M’s Machine & Mfg. Co., Inc. management and employees have successfully obtained certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. (ASQ.org) Notable changes in the 2015 standard include a new clause numbering system, change of emphasis on documentation and increased emphasis on both leadership responsibilities and management of risk and opportunities.
With the release of the new standard, company management made the decision to reassess the current quality program. As a result, the Quality Management System (QMS) is better aligned with the company’s overall strategic direction. The integration of the QMS with the business and business planning brings a sense of teamwork and unification to the environment at M’s Machine. In preparation of the new standard the staff at M’s Machine participated in several hours of training, including training for the internal audit-team who is responsible for verifying that the QMS is being followed and is in line with the ISO standard. The team at M’s Machine, through hard work and training, put together a great program that will continue to lead the company in achieving their goals of customer satisfaction for years to come.