Most consumers will tell you that if given the option between a company with multiple certifications and one without any, the best choices is generally to choose the first company. The reasons why certifications are so important are numerous, but the majority of them all lead back to this: it’s nearly impossible these days to take someone at their word, so certifications essentially prove that what they say they’re good at they’re actually good at. In other words, when a company gets certificates for all sorts of things, they’re saying to their customers, “I can do all of these things well. In fact, I can do them so well that I’m certified to do them.”
In many cases and for many industries, certifications don’t really mean much. There are thousands of organizations out there that offer companies certifications for specific things after a weekend training session or after paying some sort of fee. These certifications might sound good to someone or they might influence customer behavior, but at the end of the day they don’t really mean anything. They don’t prove anything about the company, they just have the appearance of doing so. Of course, there are other certifications that people must have to work in a certain profession. In such instances, certifications become licenses to do work, and these are the kinds of things that plumbers, electricians, lawyers, doctors, and other people must obtain to do business in a specific state.
Of course, there are certifications that don’t allow or disallow a business to operate that are still critical to the way a business runs. This is exactly the case with businesses that are ISO certified. If you’ve never heard of the certification that’s all right, but essentially ISO certifications prove that a business has a standard way of doing things. This certification is particularly important in the manufacturing industry as it’s critical for such businesses to do things the same way each time and to have their processes standardized. It’s particularly important in the world of precision machining where high-tech machines are used to create very specific designs and products made of metal. Without a standardized system to approaching the production of such objects, it’s simply impossible to produce highly detailed pieces of metalwork.
To highlight the importance of ISO certifications, it’s best to look at the example of Cutter Innovations. Based in Colorado, Cutter Innovations has made it their line of work to turn exotic raw metals into all sorts of precise products. They use 5 axis machining, wire EDM, and other processes to take raw metals and turn them into intricate products that other, larger products rely on. But of course, they wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the standardization and quality assurance that comes with ISO certifications. To learn more about how their business operates and why being ISO certified is so critical to them, click on their name above and visit their website. You’ll surely be blown away by their processes and how they get their work accomplished.