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ISO Standards for Garment Industry


Which ISO standard is applicable for garment Industry?

There is more than 19600 ISO Standards but many garment owners and buyers are not sure actually which ISO Standards are fit for garment industry. This blog post may help them to select ISO standard for garment industry.

Maintain quality and on time delivery are the two most important things for garment industry. In this regard ISO 9001 can be a good instructor for an apparel industry. Because iso9001 works on both the terms quality and on time  delivery.

ISO 9001 2015 is a process based standard. It focuses on main processes of any industry. Specially the money earning process i.e production. ISO 9001 quality management system standard works very efficiently on any process. It emphasizes on all the parts or stages of any process.

This QMS 9001 Standard guides you how to make concentration on all the small parts of any process. It ensures quality of any single part. Because process is related with its inter related stages. If you can do a process successfully then it will be used in another prcocess as input.

As an example we can say Cutting is a process of any garment industry. For cutting you should have some arrangements like review the buyer’s requirement, fabric selection, color selection, setting on table, measurement, shade checking, marking etc. All these things are called stage or part of the CUTTING process.

ISO 9001 tells check and recheck the requirements of buyers for those stages before start the cutting. If you can do all those things properly then we can say Cutting job is successful. If cutting is success then wastes issue in cutting section can be reduced. So, ISO 9001 take care of your wastes also.

Another important thing is on time delivery. ISO 9001 is focused on PDCA approach.  It means PLAN, DO CHECK and ACTION. Before production make plan properly on the order. Then set objectives or target to accomplish the production timely. After running production check the production quality in all the stages carefully including daily target. If there is any deviation then take action. This way ISO works on PADCA cycle.

SO, finally we can say that ISO 9001 Standards work directly with the garment industry. It is a great tool to full fill your buyer’s requirement. AAS has been providing ISO 9001 Certificate for garment and textile industry since 2012. So, to get certificate and professional guideline of ISO 9001 Standard you may contact here