IS ISO 9000 CERTIFICATION LOSING ITS CREDIBILITY?


P.R. Ramesh, Rajesh Jain

Abstract: ISO certification was a great hope for many stakeholders in India for making the country strong in terms of quality practices. It was a blessing in disguise when in early nineties; buyers were imposing conditions that you should be ISO compliant to do business with them. ISO was a great system to bring in improvements in the way an organization functions. But unfortunately some have adopted a short cut approach in getting the certification done. It is only just before the audit team comes for re-inspection that firms start removing dust from the quality manual files so that they can pretend that that they follow those systems. But a real commitment to adhering to these systems is missing. The paper describes such scenario existing in some quarters in India and warns against such practices for the overall good of the system.

Keywords: ISO, India, Quality

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Recieved: 10 May 2012  Accepted: 26 October 2013  UDC: 006.83

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