When considering purchasing a miniature pump, it’s important to consider the supplier you’ll be working with. A good supplier is a drag on business growth, but a bad one is a nightmare.
The last thing miniature pump buyers want to encounter is a poorly coordinated vendor. The slightest delay in delivery can affect the company’s operations and cause serious losses to goodwill and finances.
So what are some ways to find quality suppliers&manufacturers?
Most buyers have had the painful experience of meeting someone who is not a good fit, so supplier selection is an important part of the purchasing decision.
The basic guideline for supplier development is the “Q.C.D.S” principle, which means that quality, cost, delivery, and service are equally important.
This article will continue to talk to you about the most essential quality principles in the following areas:
How to choose the quality system of your miniature pump supplier?
When you’re looking for a miniature pump supplier, it’s important that they have the right quality system in place to ensure quality and safety standards.
ISO 9001 certificate – the choice of 99% of miniature pump manufacturers
ISO 9001 is an international quality management system standard that helps businesses ensure the quality of their products and services.
- Applicable industries
Suitable for almost all industries
- The latest version of ISO 9001
- What types of miniature pumps require ISO 9001 certification?
All types of miniature pumps (e.g. miniature air pumps, miniature vacuum pumps, miniature liquid pumps, mini water pumps, micro diaphragm pumps, miniature piston pumps, mini compressors, etc.)
ISO 9001 certification is not mandatory, but it does provide a level of trustworthiness and quality control that is hard to find in other suppliers.
IATF 16949 certificate – for the automotive industry
IATF 16949 is a global Quality Management System Standard for the Automotive industry.
- Applicable industries
For automotive OEMs and their direct spare parts manufacturers
- The latest version of IATF 16949
- Which types of pumps may require the IATF 16949 system certificate?
Automotive engine circulation pumps, automotive air conditioning compressors
It is not mandatory, it depends on your supplier management system.
ISO 13485 certificate – for manufacturers of specific medical devices or components
Medical devices – Quality management systems
- Applicable industries
Manufacturers of medical products, service providers, companies
- The latest version of ISO 13485
- Which types of micropumps require ISO 9001 certification?
infusion pump, Insulin pump, Syringe pump
For medical product manufacturers service providers and companies, this is a necessity.
How to determine the authenticity of a miniature pump supplier certificate?
If you would like to verify the authenticity of a miniature pump supplier certificate, you can check its validity through the certificate search website provided at the bottom of the certificate.
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Meaning of CNAS/UKAS/IAF marks – ISO9001 certificate for miniature pumps
- A certificate with CNAS or UKAS mark
Represents international equivalence and mutual recognition.
- A certificate with UKAS mark, IAF mark
It means that the sub-categories certified in this certificate and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) are mutually recognized and have obtained the recognition of UKAS, representing international equivalence and mutual recognition.
- A certificate with the CNAS logo and IAF log
It means that the sub-categories certified in this certificate and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) are mutually recognized and have obtained the recognition of CNAS, representing international equivalence and mutual recognition.
- A certificate with the CNAS logo, without the IAF logo
This certificate indicates that the certification of small categories and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is not mutually recognized.
- Only with the logo of the certification body or no logo certificate
It means that the certificate issued by the certification of small categories is recognized in the field of domestic certification, in the field of international certification can not be mutually recognized.
The best micro pump certification scope – ISO9001 certificate
The scope of the certification includes research and development, production, and sales, which means it is a manufacturing company and has research and development capabilities.
3 Key Points – Audit miniature pump suppliers
- Product delivery control procedures
Purpose of the audit: Ability to deliver on schedule.
- Production process control procedures
Audit objective: to ensure that product quality continues to meet customer requirements consistently and that products are delivered to customers on time and consistently.
- Product Inspection Control Procedures
The purpose of the audit is to ensure the quality of the product, to monitor and measure the necessary processes of the quality management system, and to determine whether the production process and product meet the planned arrangements and customer requirements.
What does the micro pump ISO 9001 mean for our customers?
- Design and development control
Product design and development activities are carefully planned and executed by specialist technical staff. Feedback from all relevant departments is used to support and improve the quality of the design and to identify areas for new and improved product development. BODENFLO PUMP has effective control of the new product development, pilot production, and start-up process to ensure that the new products developed to meet the contractual or customer requirements.
- Order review
All orders are carefully reviewed to determine if BODENFLO PUMP is capable of meeting the requirements of the order. A confirmation letter and internal work order detailing all customer requirements will be provided to the customer.
- Purchasing control
Suppliers are evaluated and selected based on their ability to meet contractual requirements and BODENFLO PUMP maintains a system of records to ensure that any items obtained from external suppliers may be used in whole or in part to manufacture the customer’s product to meet the specified requirements.
- Manufacturing process control
Manufacturing activities are organised and executed by qualified personnel under controlled conditions. To ensure that the quality of the product continues to meet the customer’s requirements consistently and that the product is delivered to the customer on time and consistently.
- Product inspection control
To ensure the quality requirements of the products, the necessary processes of the quality management system are monitored and measured to determine whether the production processes and products meet the planned arrangements and the customer requirements. Strict criteria are provided for the acceptance of products. All measuring equipment used to verify product quality is calibrated.
- Storage, packaging and delivery
Methods and procedures are implemented to prevent damage to products at all stages of production. All personnel handling products are specially trained prior to performing their assigned duties.
- Records and traceability
Records and test certificates are maintained for all customer orders to demonstrate compliance with our quality system standards. These records include the traceability of materials and components used to produce the final product. Quality records are available for evaluation by our customers on request.
- Quality Audits
In addition to regularly scheduled registration audits, regular internal audits are conducted to check and validate our quality system and to ensure that our system is effective in delivering quality products and services.
- Corrective and preventive actions
BODENFLO PUMP maintains a system of records to analyze, prevent, and correct problems and to continually improve our quality system.
Why we wrote this article – as a micro pump manufacturer
As a miniature pump manufacturer, we are proud to say that our factory has obtained the ISO9001:2015 quality management system certification. This certificate is recognized internationally and will help us provide our customers with the best products possible.
In addition to providing high-quality pumps, we also understand how important it is for you to vet your suppliers. That’s why we’ve written this article as a means of helping you make an informed decision when choosing a supplier partner.
Our factory (Shenzhen Boden Technology Development Co., Ltd., brand name: BODENFLO) has obtained the ISO9001:2015 quality management system certification, and the scope of certification is the research and development, production, and sales of micro-pumps. The certificate bears the UKAS logo, which is in line with international mutual recognition.
In the future, we will provide more services to our partners and strengthen quality management so that we can continue providing you with high-quality products at competitive prices!