Within the framework of strengthening the National Quality Policy, the National Quality Institute (Inacal), an agency attached to the Ministry of Production, approved a technical standard that provides guidance to micro, small and medium enterprises to establish business relationships collaboration with other organizations; which is especially important to adapt to the new reality.
The “NTP-ISO 44003:2022 Collaborative management of business relationships. Guidelines for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises on the implementation of the fundamental principles”, establishes measures for the application of the twelve principles of the ISO/TR 44000 standard that contributes to developing commercial collaboration initiatives of MSMEs with larger organizations or each.
“MSMEs generate more than 90% of the EAP (Economically Active Population) employed in the private sector, and represent the main source of employment, For this reason, this document will serve as support for small companies so that they have the same opportunities as large organizations and can build sustainable and trustworthy commercial relationships, through joint work models, in order to strengthen or reorient their businesses, improving their capacity. economic and resilience in the face of the current situation,” said Clara Gálvez, executive president of Inacal.
This standard is applicable to MSMEs in any sector, regardless of what they do, where they are, their operating environment, culture, social capital and their objectives.
Likewise, the guidelines of this document will allow optimal management of collaboration between companies, establishment of vision and values, commercial objectives, leadership of collaboration, governance and processes, competence and behavior in collaboration, among others.
Among the main advantages of collaboration for MSMEs are:
- Quick access to complementary resources, markets and new clients.
- Innovation, research and development.
- Scale economics.
- Share risks, costs and resources.
- Access to knowledge, experience and skills.
- Efficiency and stability