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ISO 9001:2015 – The Impact on Small Business
For small businesses especially, the ISO 9001:2015 is a significant change.
The first thing to note is that the requirements have expanded from 14 pages in ISO 9001:2008 to 20 pages in ISO 9001:2015. Not a small change (42% increase).
New requirements affect such areas as Leadership, Context of the Organization, Risk-Based Thinking, Documented Information, Process Approach and others are now being read for the first time by ISO 9001 users.
Overall changes to the structure and terminology make the new document a bit difficult to match up with the more familiar ISO 9001:2008 requirements we’ve been using.
However, Core Business Solutions has a process that simplifies your transition and provides a step-by-step approach to prepare your company for re-certification and compliance to ISO 9001:2015. What many are looking for is simple, practical advice for small businesses on questions such as:
- What are the major changes in the new standard?
- How do they affect my small business?
- How will the transition be handled by my Registrar?
- How do I put a transition plan together for my small business?
- What do I do right now (if anything)?
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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 ISO 9001 standard was just revised in September, 2015, by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Companies have until September 2018 to be certified to the most recent version of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.
Transition Consulting Program for ISO 9001:2015
Update, transition, comply to the new standard.
Looking to transition to the updated version of the ISO 9001 standard? Click here to view our consulting program options for ISO 9001:2015. We have everything you need to update your Quality Management System to be compliant to the changes in the ISO Standard.
The ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard, released September, 2015, is the fifth edition of one of ISO’s best known and most widely accepted standards. More than 1 million companies and organizations are formally certified or registered to demonstrate their compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001. All companies currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 will be required to update, or “transition,” to the new requirements within 3 years of the release of the new standard. The deadline for transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 is September, 2018.
ISO 9001:2015 Transition Timeline
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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.