Larkin Industries becomes an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company
The Twin Cities print finishing company renews their ISO certification to meet newest standards
By: Larkin Industries
ISO 9001 certification is the world's most commonly used standard for quality management systems. A standard is an agreement or best practice that an organization can apply for voluntarily. It reflects a good level of professionalism. A quality management system is a tool an organization can use to determine how it can meet the requirements of its customers and other interested parties that are involved in its activities.
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.
A new version of ISO 9001 appears about every seven years. The last version was 2008 and the newest version is from 2015. There is a transitional period of three years after the publication of each new version for organizations to adapt their quality management to keep the ISO 9001 certification.
ISO 9001:2015 has ten 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.
ISO 9001 is managed by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland. ISO is an independent membership organization and the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards. Certification is performed by accredited certification bodies, which evaluate an organization's management system and certify them with respect to the published standards. Each organization is then annually reviewed in order to keep their certification status. QAS International is the certification company that awarded Larkin's registration.
Larkin Industries' mission is to be a leader in the finishing and converting industry through quality workmanship, innovative processes and technology, teamwork, and responsiveness to customer needs. Their philosophy is to treat all members of the Larkin Industries community with fairness and respect. They value their employees and customers and strive to better their lives and their businesses. By complying with the ISO 9001:2015 standards, Larkin is showing their commitment to quality standards that will benefit everyone involved with the company.
Larkin Industries is an award-winning Twin Cities print finishing company that has been in business since 1976. Larkin Industries provides services such as foil stamping, die cutting, embossing, affixing, folding, gluing, labeling and shrink wrapping. For more information on their print finishing services, visit the website at https://www.larkinind.com/