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Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station (TSIPS) has always aimed to provide high-quality seedling products and professional and accurate inspection services. In order to solve the problem of duplication and redundancy of ISO documentation and achieve the maximum management efficiency. TSIPS has been initiated integrating management systems of information, DUS Test, seed production, processing, storage and sales into consistency and compatibility standardization since 2019. With the joint efforts of all employees, TSIPS finally obtained the SGS ISO 9001:2015 quality management system certification in December 2021. It not only reduces information security risks, saves certification costs and improves quality management efficiency for TSIPS itself, but also meets the needs of the industry for high-quality and stable seedling products and services.
TSIPS mentioned that because different sections take responsibility for information management, DUS Test and seedling production and have established management systems and documents according to the requirements of the ISO system, and also audited and certified by different certification body. Although they all met the verification requirements, but as a result, the cost increased while the efficiency was decreased, which affected the rights and interests of applicants and consumers.
In order to obtain the maximum management synergy of service and quality, after 2 years of hard work, TSIPS merged management processes through a common document structure, supplemented relevant documents according to different business attributes. It also established an internal audit team to jointly audit for reducing costs of personnel burden, man-hours and expenditures, and still can audit the combined quality management system to ensure continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. Finally, in the name of "Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station", an application for ISO 9001 certification was submitted to SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance S.A.) and got approved.
TSIPS pointed out that in the future, it will further integrat the TAF Accreditation laboratory (ISO 17025) and seed testing laboratory into the system, and actively establish the only integrated international standardization system for high-quality seeds and seedlings in Taiwan. It will eventually cover seedling production, quality control, DUS Test, seed health testing, molecular inspection, etc., and helps TSIPS to expand the scope and capacity of international certification, improve the effectiveness of certificate in international trade, and to reduce non-tariff barriers to trade of seed.
▲Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station (TSIPS) obtained SGS certification issued by UKAS in December 2021.
▲Conducting DUS testing in Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station (TSIPS).
|▲The quality management of seedling production process of TSIPS is SGS ISO 9001:2015 certified.|