Changes in ISO 9001:2015 Not Based on Annex SL

January 02nd, 2014

by Dave Moskal

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Content Changes in ISO 9001:2015

November 25th, 2013

While the technical committees may yet change the content of ISO 9001:2015, it is unlikely that they will change much of the content dictated by Annex SL. This provides for a common language for all management system standards, usually in the area of supporting processes. While this update is filled with politics and positioning, complicated by different languages and motives, a consistent Annex SL language is still likely. Consequently, we have a pretty good idea of what these common areas...

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Structural changes to ISO 9001:2015

October 24th, 2013

Perhaps the most significant change we will see in ISO 9001:2015 is the new structure. Such a significant change might be a little concerning because of the extensive history of the ISO 9001 structure, but the reason for the change makes sense: to adopt the common approach outlined in Annex SL, the new document that all ISO management system standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and the recently released ISO 27001, must follow.

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ISO 9001:2015 – Changes that We Already Know

September 26th, 2013

Although many of us are anxiously awaiting the 2015 ISO 9001, we are aware of one important change that eliminates one long-standing source of frustration. In previous years it was noted that the management system standards of various ISO standards appeared to have the same overarching goal but the language and specific details were different. This subtle difference has been a cause of confusion for organizations and auditors alike.

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ISO Project Approach – The correct way to do ISO

August 02nd, 2013

Using a formal, established process can bring a successful ISO process to your business. We use a 4-6 month implementation process containing a number of key steps. We start with project planning and commit to a firm certification date and help you choose the best certification body for your needs. We document the System Design and then review, modify & finalize with all process managers. Then we provide awareness training and support throughout the audit process.

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Substantial Changes to ISO Standards Are On The Horizon

July 31st, 2013

Resistance to change is part of human nature. Although ISO standards exist to drive continuous improvement and success, they can also be seen as hollow expenditures that do not increase profitability.

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Repeating Nonconformances: A recipe for ISO Disaster

June 07th, 2013

Repeating nonconformances are a serious matter. This is when you get a nonconformance that is the same as a previous nonconformance issued by the certification body auditor in two consecutive audits. They cause major nonconformances, repeat visits, extra surveillance from your ISO auditor, and worse still it means you still have a problem.

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Biggest Mistakes with ISO

May 09th, 2013

ISO 9000 has a fairly bad reputation. There are many reasons why this occurred but one of the most important is that in many instances ISO has been implemented poorly and has been generally despised for being nonsensical, overly bureaucratic and unsupportive of business goals.

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Why You Should Outsource Your Internal Audits

May 09th, 2013

Internal audits often provide the biggest problem for ISO-certified organizations. Fundamentally nobody objects to internal audits, the goal is to optimize them but that can mean different things.

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How Much Do Certification Bodies Charge for ISO?

March 20th, 2013

How Much do Certification Bodies Charge?

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