Let’s be honest: there are a variety of nonwoven manufacturers converters can choose as suppliers. Project specs are obviously a key factor in narrowing the field of contenders, but, without focusing solely on price, how do you choose your final supplier?
An argument can (and should) be made for choosing a manufacturer with an ISO 9001:2008 certification in place. Here are the top three reasons why:
- Improved consistency. Have you ever worked with a manufacturer partner who produces a great product one time and then a shoddy product the next? Working with an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer will help you rest easy on your next product delivery date. Because of the quality management systems they have in place, you should receive final products with minimal variations.
- Improved efficiency. If you’re working with an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, you know that they are focused on delivering a quality product to you as efficiently as possible. This means that you shouldn’t have to be concerned about your manufacturing partner meeting deadlines or excessive waste in your product production.
- Improved product quality. After all, if a company has an ISO 9001: 2008 certification, it means that they have an entire system in place focused on quality. You’ll be getting premium nonwoven fabrics that will work in your end-use product as expected or, perhaps, even better. That means, as a bonus, your customer satisfaction levels may increase as well.
An ISO 9001:2008 certification doesn’t make a nonwoven manufacturer perfect but it DOES mean that their objectives align with yours: producing a quality product as efficiently and consistently as possible. Partnering with a company whose goals are similar to yours should help increase the satisfaction level of everyone along the supply chain, including your end-use customer.
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