All you need to know: ISO 9001 versions 2008 and 2015


There is a transition occurring.

The ISO 9001 version 2008 standard has been repealed, and we're moving to 2015 version of ISO 9001. This is an important call to action. This is specifically what you need to focus on is two things:

1. There's a due date. If you have not transitioned by the 14th September 2018 your certification will no longer be valid. The transition dates and deadlines are important to focus on.

2. You will need to make some changes to your ISO 9001 version 2008 management system to move to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. Think of this as less of a chore, and more as an opportunity to delete your quality manual. The opportunity to move away from documented procedures, and use different forms of media for giving instructions to people on how to do things.

There's one final thing to think about: the aspect of the direction that you take when you look at your management system. Think about your customers' requirements... The promises you make to your clients, and then reverse-engineer your ISO 9001:2015 quality management system back from that. How do people do what they need to do to deliver the promises you make to your customers?

We hope that gives you some idea about what ISO 9001 version 2008 quality management system is and what the new ISO 9001 version 2015 quality management system is and how they affect your organization. For more information on the clauses of ISO 9001:2015 use our ISO 9001 Transitioning course here.

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