Volume 8 · Issue 9 · September 2003
When It Comes to Registration, Let the Buyer Be Aware!
As December 15, 2003, approaches, let the buyer be aware! At a time when
many US organizations have not yet completed their transitions and there
are initial reports of options being offered that do not involve transitioning
to an accredited ISO 9001:2000 certificate, it may be useful to examine
the key reasons organizations pursue registration, what the real value
of registration is, what the latest registration data shows and what gives
value to your certificate. While options that do not involve the IAF deadline
of December 15 may be suitable to some, you need to consider what the
right reasons and right ways of obtaining registration are for you to
gain value from the effort.