The Road Ahead

Abstract:The latest revision of ISO 9001, the world’s leading quality management standard, arrived in 2015. ISO 9001:2015 is highly likely to affect the pending release of ISO/TS 16949, an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical specification, which is scheduled for release in 2016. The largest impacts on ISO/TS 16949 are likely to include the overall structure of the standard and the elimination of the mandatory quality manual, mandatory documented procedures, and the management representative. The specification will, however, align existing U.S., German, French, and Italian automotive quality system standards throughout the industry, including automotive supply chains. Many of the changes represent a move toward risk-based thinking that will affect management, internal auditors, and the supply chain in many ways. Some of these changes will make adhering to quality standards easier, while some will make it more challenging. These changes, however, are based in the idea of …

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Excellent aid!
--Daniel Leon, 11-25-2015


Thank you for all the information. When new ISO/TS version or DIS will be release?
--Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10-14-2015


Great article. Very helpful to consider what implications could be ahead.
--Jennifer Schneider, 10-09-2015


While the FDIS issue is rerely revised in a significant way, the authors should review the final release of ISO 9001:2015 and publish all changes to the FDIS or not, which should be published in QP ASAP.
--Richard Stump, 10-06-2015


Excellent view.
--Girish Trehan, 10-06-2015



--Joao Amancio, 10-06-2015


Excellent article and guide for 'the road ahead". Thank you
--javier ortega, 10-06-2015


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