Quality management is evolving

ISO 9001:2015 Update

Time and tide wait for no man and so it seems neither do the good folk at ISO's Technical Committee (TC 176/SC 2). They are responsible for the content of the current revision of ISO 9001 and have spent 3 years planning its next iteration.

Making the transition to ISO 9001:2015

Understanding how your organization can make the transition from its current ISO 9001:2008 compliant state in advance of the new revision of ISO 9001:2015, and how to efficiently implement those changes will ultimately drive the development of your organization's process management practices.

Looking ahead

The extent of the planning and development that will be required, whilst maintaining the integrity of the existing quality management system, will vary according to how your management system integrates with the business processes which it supports.

If your management system is process-based, then it’s a straightforward matter of analysing your organisation’s core process to determine which of those processes are necessary for the organization to manage the perceived risks in fulfilling objectives and other pertinent customer or regulatory requirements.

If your organisation’s quality management system is a set if documents superimposed or running alongside the ‘real’ system that actually runs the business, then there's a lot more work needed to develop a process-based management system.

Implementing change

Once you have quantified the status of the system and the amount of work required to achieve compliance in a way that does not negatively impact your customers, you should agree upon the responsibilities, resources and the timescales necessary for the work.

Our templates offer a reliable way of achieving process based compliance to ISO 9001:2008 and will ease the eventual transition to the new version of ISO 9001:2015. The three year transition period, ending in September 2018, is plenty of time to achieve compliance even if you are beginning from scratch!

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