Choosing An ISO 9000 Consultant: Why, When & How
The article "Choosing An ISO 9000 Consultant: Why, When & How" appeared in the May/June 1994 issue of Gear Technology.
On of the key questions confronting any company considering ISO 9000 certification is, how much is this going to cost? The up-front fees are only the beginning. Dissect the ISO 9000 certification procedure with an eye for hidden costs, and two segments of the process will leap out - the cost of consultants and the cost of making in-house improvements for the sake of passing certification. Most of these costs can be controlled by careful selection f the right consultant in the first place.
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