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Scott Dawson, President of Core Business Solutions
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US TAG Membership
Scott Dawson, President of Core Business Solutions, is an active voting member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 176 (ISO/TC 176), which is responsible for drafting ISO 9001 and ISO 9004 international standards on quality management systems. The US TAG Group just finished writing the revised 2015 Standard so Scott Dawson has the inside details about the new revision.

Quick Facts about ISO

ISO 9001:2015 Standard revision published September, 2015

“ISO” is the International Organization for Standardization

Based in Switzerland

Over 160 nations participate in standards development

Approximately 20,000 standards have been developed

Standards are based on a consensus process

Most standards are developed by Technical Committees (TCs) or their sub-committees

The work of standards development is done by experts nominated by their national standards bodies

How are ISO standards developed?

Revisions are scheduled every five years

Approval for revision is agreed to by international ballot

The development process follows five basic steps that can take one, two or more years to complete:

  1. Working Drafts (WDs)
  2. Committee Draft (CD)
  3. Draft International Standard (DIS)
  4. Final Draft International Standard (FDIS)
  5. International Standard (IS)

ISO 9001:2015 – Certification for Quality

Quality Management System

The ISO 9001 standard is the world’s most widely recognized quality management system (QMS) certification. With more than 1 million companies certified in over 170 countries, ISO 9001 defines requirements for companies who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer requirements and continually improve their business processes. ISO 9001:2015 is the current version of the standard that can be applied to any size company in any industry.

Companies that implement the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and achieve certification commonly find benefits such as:

Increased business efficiency

Higher levels of customer satisfaction

Lower unnecessary costs

More reliable quality of processes and products

The other key benefit of the ISO 9001 certification is qualification as a supplier for many customer contracts and other business opportunities. ISO 9001 is widely used as a supply-chain requirement and the number of industries that recognize the value of ISO 9001 as a purchasing criteria continues to grow.

The most recent version of the standard was published in September, 2015. That’s why the standard is sometimes shown as: ISO 9001:2015.

Consulting Support for ISO 9001

Core Business Solutions has qualified ISO 9001 consultants ready to help you achieve certification. Support for the ISO 9001 standard is available through all of our Online and Onsite Consulting Programs. We also provide consulting support for companies seeking multiple certifications (such as ISO 14001 and ISO 45001) through an Integrated Management System.

For more information about ISO certification for the 9001 standard, please call our consulting office at 866-354-0300, or email info@thecoresolution.com.

Related standards

See AS9100 for aerospace manufacturers

See AS9120 for aerospace distributors

See ISO 14001 for environmental management systems

See ISO 45001 for health and safety management systems

See ISO 13485 for medical devices manufacturers

See R2:2013 for responsible recycling for electronics

See Integrated Management Systems

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