Timeline of Publishing ISO 9001:2015
In 2013, ISO 9001:2015 was published on June 2013 (Committee Draft). Later, Draft International Standard was published on May 2014. The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) then released on July 2015. On 21st September 2015, this standard was published Internationally.
ISO 9001:2015 Main Clauses Summary and Guidelines
Certification Timeline for ISO 9001:2015
ISO 9001:2015 was a Published International Standard on September 2015. So, it is a time now to upgrade ISO 9001: 2008. However, there is a transition period of 3 years starting from September 2015 to September 2018. Any certifications of ISO 9001:2008 will no longer be valid after September 2018.
Why changed to ISO 9001:2015?
- Easy Integration with other management systems
- Increase expectations from interested parties (such as customers, government bodies, non-government bodies, NGO, schools, community, etc.)
- Globalization and trade liberalization
- Increased acceptance of ISO 9001
- Complex supply chain system
- More information are readily available
Historical Development of ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
ISO 9001 is the International standard on quality management systems requirements.
- Year 1987 (First Edition)
- Year 1994 (Second Edition)
- Year 2000 (Third Edition)
- Year 2008 (Fourth Edition)
- Year 2015 (Fifth Edition)
Highlights of Main Clauses in ISO 9001: 2015
- Normative References
- Terms and Definitions
- Context of the Organization
- Performance Evaluation
- The ISO 9001:2015 standard is applicable to all types of organizations.
- Evert organization shall consistently provide products or services to meet customer and legal requirements.
- Enhance customer satisfaction.
2. Normative References
- Whole or parts of the documents are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application.For dated references, only the edition cited applies.
- For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
- ISO 9000:2015 QMS – Fundamental and vocabulary.
3. Terms and Definitions
- 69 definitions more than the previous editions.
4. Context of the Organization
4.1 Organization shall determine both external and internal issues relevant to its purpose and strategic direction that affect the intended results.
4.2 Understand the needs and expectations of interested parties.
4.3 Determine the scope of Quality Management System (QMS).
4.4 Establish, implement, maintain and continually improve the QMS
5.1.1 Top management shall demonstrate leadership & commitment in QMS.
5.1.2 Customer focus shall be evident.
Organization shall have:
5.2 Quality Policy
5.3 defined roles, responsibilities & authorities on QMS.
6.1 Action to address risks & opportunities
6.2.1 Quality Objectives
-set consistent with the policy
6.2.2 Quality Planning
-4 W & 1H
(what, where, when, who & how)
6.3 Planning of Changes
-Done in planned & systematic manner
The organization shall ensure availability of:
7.1.4 Environment for the operation of processes
7.1.5 Monitoring and measuring resources
7.1.6 Operational knowledge
-Based on education, training and experience.
7.5 Documented information
The organization shall have:
8.1 Operational planning and control
8.2.2 Determination of requirements for products and services
8.2.3 Review of requirements
8.3 Design and development requirements
8.4 Control of externally provided products and services
8.5 Production and service provision
8.6 Control on release of products and services
8.7 Control od non-conforming process output, products and services
9. Performance evaluation
The organization shall:
9.1.1 Conduct performance evaluation
9.1.2 Evaluate customer satisfaction
9.1.3 Carry out analysis and evaluation
9.2 Conduct internal audits
9.3 Carry out management review (management meeting)
The organization shall:
10.1 Determine opportunities for improvement
10.2.1 React to non-conformities
10.2.2 Carry out corrective actions
10.3 Continually improve
- effectiveness of QMS.
In summary, following are extensive changes in ISO 9001:2015.
There are new requirements on:
- Top management leadership and commitment
- Enhance customer satisfaction
- Risk-based approach
- Alignment with other management systems
The new ISO 9001:2015 Standard overview of changes pdf download [PDF]
Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle enhanced for effective QMS [qualitymag].
What benefits does the new version bring?
The new version of the standard brings the user a number of benefits.
For example, ISO 9001:2015
- Puts greater emphasis on leadership engagement
- Helps address organizational risks and opportunities in a structured manner
- Uses simplified language and a common structure and terms, which are particularly helpful to organizations using multiple management systems, such as those for the environment, health & safety, or business continuity
- Addresses supply chain management more effectively
- Is more user-friendly for service and knowledge-based organizations