Over one million organizations in 176 countries have implemented ISO 9001:2008, leaving no doubt that ISO 9001 is the preferred global standard for quality management. As announced in our earlier blog post, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been preparing an overhaul, which is to be published in the second half of 2015.
Based on the draft version, it seems safe to conclude that the changes to the existing standard will be much more substantial than in 2008. After we published an overview of these changes in June, we received a lot of comments and questions from quality managers in the industry:
- What is the time frame for the implementation of the new version?
- What exactly is the “Context of the organization”, as defined in the new standard?
- Why does the new standard mention “leadership” instead of “management”?
- The core text of the new ISO 9001 does not include a clause giving specific requirements for “preventive action”. Why is this, and what are the consequences for me?
- What is a “risk based approach”?
- Should organizations implement a “Risk Management System according to ISO 31000” in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015?
- What is meant by “Control of external provision of goods and services”?
- What does “values and culture of the organization” refer to?
- In the new ISO 9001 the “Management representative” is missing. Who will be responsible for the effectiveness of the Quality Management System?
- The new standard mentions “Performance Evaluation”. How does that work in practice?
- How can I achieve the required “engagement of people”?
- What role does innovation play in the new version of ISO 9001?
To discuss these questions and many others, DQS CFS is offering workshops for companies and organizations who wish to learn more about the upcoming standard. During a four hour workshop, our experts will walk you through these changes and point out their impact on your organization.
Comparison between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015
Self-assessment on DQS eSolutions
No time to travel to Frankfurt? DQS CFS has prepared a self-assessment for organizations who wish to learn more about the upcoming changes. With this self-assessment, organizations can carry out a gap analysis and prepare for the new version of ISO 9001. Please note that the current state is based upon the Committee Draft, and the changes have yet to be confirmed.
The new assessment is available on DQS eSolutions, an online platform for self-assessments and training solutions related to international management system standards. After you have completed a questionnaire, eSolutions generates a structured report, identifying both strengths and opportunities for improvement. The tool can be used as a basis for internal audits, and to find out whether your organization is ready to start the certification process.