A New Look

Abstract:In May of 2014, a draft version of international standard ISO 9001:2015 ("Quality Management Systems — Requirements") was released. This article discusses fifteen concepts and issues that either spurred development or will drive major change as a result of ISO 9001:2015's release. Summaries of new sections are included, and modernized scope and terminology ared examined. The author emphasizes the degree to which the standard reflects the input of numerous quality management professionals in various industrial sectors, and suggests that changes in ISO 9001:2015 and in the quality management principles of ISO 9000 are an opportunity to revisit organizational areas that have not performed well in the past. A related video interview is available online, in which the author discusses the ISO 9001 revision and key points organizations must consider as the draft international standard version progresses through the development …

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Good article.
I question the motivation of the change. The financial gains are enormous for registrars and ASQ.
Many 'non-registered' organizations produce excellent goods and services, sometimes better value than their 'registered' counterparts. This is not to say they do not have a QMS, most do, but it is to question the added value in maintaining registration. The only added value in maintaining registration is artificial. It is required by contract or flow-down. This adds cost to the product/service, which was a quality product from the start.
--Robert Haas, 01-22-2015

Useful information and thanks for that.
--NS Pillai, 10-07-2014

Helpful and clear. Thank you.
--Jerome Brown, 09-18-2014

--Steve, 09-17-2014

Helpful article, This lays the revision and needed actions in simple terms.I particularly like the comment about "This is the group that prefers minimal investment [Quality Manual Changes to Pass ISO] and therefore can typically expect minimal outcomes."
--Mike Williams, 09-09-2014

This is help to align Organization goals with Quality objectives.Also reduce the unnecessary duplication of documentation and will make every single link more responsible.
--Dhiraj Raut, 09-08-2014

Interesting and up to date article. Thanks
--José M, 09-08-2014

--Maurice Menard, 09-02-2014

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