One of our five principles is, “There is strength in the truth.” Now this would seem to be obvious to everyone, and unnecessary to add to a list of principles. To the contrary, in a USA Today headline article several years ago, they ran a study of a cross-section of various business people; from first level people to executive management, asking them the question, “In the last six months, have you done something that would be considered dishonest, immoral, or unethical?” An astounding 49% said “Yes”. So it’s not falling-off-a-log easy to assume everyone is telling the truth.
Released in September 2015, ISO 9001 2015 is an update (aka revision) of the standard used by manufacturing firms to demonstrate their ability to provide products and services which meet both customer and regulatory requirements consistently. The previous version has been in place since 2008, and the 2015 version includes several features, including specifying requirements for a quality management system (QMS) and providing a more process-focused approach.
With every manufacturer and producer in the market looking to cut costs, working with manufacturing partners has become a necessary reality in manufacturing. Trying to maintain a full engineering staff for designs and a turnkey manufacturing line isn’t practical for most players in the industry. Therefore, if selling a product is what you do, then selecting an electronics manufacturing partner is crucial.