Iso 9001:2015 Transition Essay

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ISO 9001:2015

Discovers Risk-Based Thinking

Since its launch in 1987, the ISO 9001 standard has stipulated the requirements for a certifiable Quality Management System
(QMS) to ensure the consistent manufacturing of reliable, high-grade products. The ISO 9000 family for QMS provides organizations with the necessary guidance and tools for increased product quality, customer satisfaction, and a sustainable methodology to identify improvement. The new version of ISO 9001:2015 QMS, due to be published by September 2015, will center on managing risks in an efficient manner.

ISO 9001 over the Years
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was founded in 1946 to establish a common set of standards in
trade,
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The Final Draft International Standard
(FDIS) has just been released, and the final version of ISO
9001:2015 will be officially published in September 2015.

Where do Enterprises Stand with the
New Version?
ISO 9001:2015 version is currently being updated and will adopt Annex SL which is a common ISO management system text. This standard language will be adopted across all ISO standards and will make it easier for enterprises with integrated management systems that need to conform to more than one standard.
In addition, the revised standard places emphasis on risk-based thinking. This version will help companies address the latest and advanced internal and external challenges in their respective business operations. Another focal point of this revised version is to reflect the needs of all interested parties – either external or internal. The two main groups of focus are: external providers and customers. Considering that ideally business goals are to improve customer satisfaction, the objective of the QMS is to improve an organization’s ability to identify and fulfill customer and legal requirements.
The understanding is that a well-implemented QMS adds business value and is essentially a business management system, making it vital to link quality management policies to business strategies. This approach allows for greater alignment of QMS strategies and objectives to the overall strategy of the organization while enabling organizations to efficiently adapt to changes

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