Standard Approach

The release of ISO 9001:2015 created a hunger among many in the quality community for information and guidance on what they would need to successfully orchestrate the transition to the revised standard in their organizations. At the time, QP was there to bring you articles, information, webcasts and blog posts to meet these needs. We also debuted the Standards Channel video series, as well as the Standards Connection enewsletter.

The demand for this content has not waned—rather, it has amplified as the 2018 deadline to transition to ISO 9001:2015 looms closer. QP continues to deliver timely content on the ISO 9001 revision regularly, and this month dedicates its theme to standards and auditing.

First, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) can be used to address the risk requirements in ISO 9001:2015. Using FMEA is a natural approach to the challenges inherent in the process and can help reduce the requirements into manageable steps. In our cover story, "In Focus," he authors also detail how to use risk priority numbers to assess risk.

Have you ever wondered what auditors think about ISO 9001:2015? The authors of "The Results Are In," helped to answer that question by surveying more than 5,000 auditors from 118 countries on the effectiveness of the new standard. Find out how useful auditors think the ISO 9001 revision. 

"Visual Aid," details how to use a tool—radar maps—to document audit findings, helping auditees to identify gaps and pinpoint areas to improve.

As we near 2018 and next September's deadline, here is a reminder about where to find these valuable resources:

Next month, watch for our special issue dedicated to the 50th year of QP. Full of history, humor and a handful of surprises, we can’t wait to celebrate with you, our readers.

Seiche Sanders

Seiche Sanders

Editor in Chief and Publisher

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