ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 is the replacement for ISO 9001:2008.  What exactly is ISO 9001:2015? Well today, we will take a look at what exactly it is and how it benefits your Quality Management System (QMS). ISO 9001 is known as the international standard that specifies the requirements for a QMS. Companies will use these standards to consistently provide products and services to meet needs.

This standard was first established in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ISO 9001:2015 For All Organizations

ISO 9001:2015 is used for companies of all sizes regardless of their industry. In addition, there are over one million companies in more than 160 countries that have applied for the ISO 9001 standard. If your company uses ISO 9001 it is strongly encouraged to transition to ISO 9001:2015.  Basically, all organizations should move from ISO 9001:2008 to the 2015 version.

What is Covered?

The 2015 version covers a variety of topics and procedures to help provide effective quality management to an organization. Sections cover topics such as:

  • Requirements for a QMS
  • Management responsibilities
  • Resource management, including human resources and the work environment
  • Product development from beginning to end
  • Analysis, measurement, and improvement of the QMS through internal audits.

Other updates in the 2015 version include:

  • New terminology
  • Emphasis on risk-based thinking
  • Improved applicability for services
  • Leadership requirements

Benefits of ISO 9001

ISO 9001 has tremendous benefits for your organization. It will help organize a QMS as well as create a satisfied customer base. Also, it would create happy employees and management.  By establishing certification your organization will show they can follow the guidelines of the ISO 9001 standard. In addition, it can meet customer requirements and statutory and regulatory requirements.

If you would like to know more about the ISO 9001 standard or the ISO 9001:2015, contact the experts at QMS Bridge. With decades of experience in auditing and QMS, we can help you with exactly what you need. Give us a call today at  440.864.3712 or 734.260.3114!