What does ISO 9001:2015 bring to your QMS?

As the standard progressed from its DIS stage to final publication, there was a high level of debate and anticipation.

With the International Standard, there are some very significant new requirements and a change in approach that can bring challenges to those transitioning their quality management system.  However, approached correctly, ISO 9001 can bring these benefits:

1.   Integration of the QMS into the core of the business

2.   A complete grounding in the process approach, as well as the PDCA cycle

3.   A broadening of the QMS where responsibilities now span the organization

4.   Introduction of risk-based thinking as the foundation of QMS planning

5.   Involvement of Top Management as leaders

6.  The emphasis on performance and outcomes.