Iso Quality Management System Implementation for Small to Medium Manufacturing Firms Kenya

George Guchu


ISO 9000 standards represent a global consensus on quality management practices. It consists of standards and guidelines relating to quality management systems and related supporting standards. ISO 9001:2008 is the standard that provides a set of standardized requirements for a quality management system, and applies to any organization whether in the private, or public sector. It is the only standard in the family against which organizations can be certified. The quality management system must be checked if it works through, organization auditing itself, inviting clients to audit the system or engage independent   quality system certification body to obtain certificate of conformity. This paper focuses on the approach to obtain ISO certification for small to medium sheet metal manufacturing firms in Kenya .The paper formulates steps that can be taken used to obtain certification by third party certifying bodies in Kenya. The purpose of the article is to provide overview of ISO9000:2008, its benefits for small to medium firms in Kenya, third party certifying bodies in Kenya and description how of ISO certification  can be implemented.


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