ISO standards give tremendous advantages to those holding their certification. Some of these advantages are briefly discussed below for different categories of groups institution.
1. For users
a. Confidence in quality and reliability of product and services received
b. Economy and competitive prices
c. Assured after sales service
d. Traceability of manufacturer design and specification.
2. For Suppliers
a. Easy vendor identification for example a document called QC 001005 Qualified product list is available for reference.
b. Rationalization of component product based on international standard specification
c. Availability of worldwide on line data base called CODUS
3. For Manufacturers
a. Rationalization of product range
b. No huge investment of inward Goods Inspection ( I. G. I.) departments
c. No need to have separate vendor identification development evaluation process
d. No multiple agency certification of quality
e. Cost reduction due to reduced rework and scraps
4. For Marketing
a. Global visibility
b. Provide national international reputation
d. Assured international quality level