ISO 9001, an international standard, is the one that defines the requirements of a quality assurance system (QMS). To demonstrate that their products and services meet customer and regulatory requirements consistently, organizations use the standard. It is the most well-known standard in ISO 9000.
It is an international organization made up of national standard bodies from over 160 countries. The current ISO 9001 edition was released in September 2015.
Who Should Use ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 –2015 is applicable to any company, regardless of its size or industry. More than a million organizations from 160 countries have applied ISO 9001 to their quality management systems.
Organizations of all sizes and types discover that the ISO 9001 standards are beneficial for them.
- Organize processes
- More efficient processes
- Continue improving
All ISO 9001 users are encouraged immediately to migrate to ISO 9001.2015 This includes organizations that have been certified ISO 9001/2008. It also includes organizations that train or certify others.
What Are The Topics Covered By ISO 9001.2015?
ISO 9001 uses the check-act-plan methodology and offers a process-oriented approach when documenting and reviewing a structure, responsibilities, or procedures that are necessary for quality management in an organization.
Responsibilities For Management
Resource management, including the management of human resources and the organisation’s work environment
Design, development and delivery are all part of product realization
Measurement, analysis, & improvement of the QMS using activities such as internal Audits or corrective, preventive, and predictive action
ISO 9001 revision 2015 contains many changes intended to ensure ISO 9001 can adapt to changing environment. The ISO 9001 revision 2015 includes the following key updates:
- The introduction of new terminology
- Restructuring some information
- To enhance the application of the process approach, there should be a strong emphasis on risk-based reasoning
- Increased applicability to services
- Leadership requirements have increased
Where Can I Find Out More About ISO 9001? In 2015?
Whether it is your first ISO 9001 project or your transition to the 2015 revision, the first step you should take is to obtain a copy of ISO 9001 .
Previous ISO 9001
ISO 9001 was originally published in 1987. The ISO 9001 manual has been revised in 1994, 2000, and then again in 2008. The most recent revision, published in September 2015, was originally published in 1987.
ISO 9001:1994 included modifications to improve the control over the design-development clause and provide additional clarifications. The role and function of ISO 9002, and 9003 were slightly modified by the 1994 series.
The ISO 9001 -2008 revision sought clarification of issues raised during the application ISO 9001 – 2000.
What Are The Benefits Of ISO 9001 Certification?
ISO 9001 helps organisations ensure customers consistently receive high-quality services and products. This, in turn, brings many benefits to customers as well as management and employees.
ISO 9001 lays out the requirements for a quality control system. Organisations find that the standard is helpful.
- Set up a QMS
- Reward customers, management and employees.
- Continually improve the processes
- Save on costs
ISO 9001 Certification
ISO 9001 is the only standard that organizations can certify under the ISO 9000 series. ISO 9001 certification is a sign that an organisation has met the following criteria:
- Follows the ISO 9001 Standard guidelines
- Fulfils all its requirements
- It meets customer requirements, statutory, and regulatory requirements