Thursday, 19 March 2015

ISO 9001 Standard: Preparing for Changes That May Be Coming This Year

Some organizations may already have gotten a quick look at the proposed changes for ISO 9001: 2015 but they may have paid more attention to specific words instead of what the requirements state. The biggest visual change is in the new structure, but the standard will also make use of different words to explain requirements that have existed since the birth of ISO 9001. The requirements themselves have not changed, just the terms that refer to them. Some changes include terms such as “supplier” being switched to “external provider” and “exclusion” being switched to “applicability.” It is important to take note that there is no reduction in requirements, but organizations must know what the new terminologies are and what requirements they represent.

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