A Quality Management System is what ensures a business' products or services meets a certain level of quality; that is, they are reliable, safe, consistent, meet customer expectations, continuously improve and comply to the law.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most popular management system standard, with over one million organizations around the world using it to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations. To adapt to rapidly changing business environments, standards are regularly reviewed and revised.  The release of the 2015 standard provides businesses with the opportunity to adopt a more holistic approach to managing their business processes.  These requirements can bring discipline and consistency to an organization’s operating processes.

 
WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?

ISO 9001:2015 significantly differs from the 2008 version. The key changes include:

  • A stronger focus on risk management and customer satisfaction
  • More emphasis on leadership and commitment
  • Fewer prescriptive requirements
  • More requirements on communication and strategic alignment
  • Formal introduction of ‘interested parties’

Of importance is the addition of the new “Annex SL” platform (replacing the ISO Guide 83). This platform brings together a common framework for a number of management system standards, ensuring consistency and making the standards easier to read and implement across the whole business management system. The following Whitepaper and FAQ documents will help provide you with answers to some of the questions you may have. 



    
    DOWNLOAD ISO 9001:2015 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



    DOWNLOAD MATRIX ISO 9001 2008 & 2015

   
 
  DOWNLOAD ISO 9001:2015 BENEFITS WHITEPAPER


   
  
DOWNLOAD ISO 9001:2015 EXECUTIVE BRIEFING



WHEN AND HOW TO TRANSITION

The ISO 9001:2015 Standard has been published, so it’s time to begin outlining when and how you plan to transition. SAI Global is committed to working with you to ensure that your transition process is implemented smoothly and effectively. 
 
Begin by acquiring a copy of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard and familiarizing yourself with the content.  You may also review one of the free resources.  

If you are an SAI Global client and are wish to speak with a member of our team regarding your upgrade audit, please email us at certification.americas@saiglobal.com and we will reach out to you to schedule your upgrade audit and answer any questions you may have.

Interested in transferring your certification?  SAI Global has a global presence with local reach. Contact us to receive a quotation.



ISO 9001:2015 TRAINING OPTIONS THROUGH EXCEL PARTNERSHIP

Each year over 12,000 people partner with SAI Global for their training and business improvement needs. SAI Global is committed to providing you the most current and up-to-date training courses through a wide-range of innovative learning approaches and tool-based solutions to help you better understand, enhance your business management systems and maximize your business investment to achieve your objectives. 


 
 TRAINING OPTIONS THROUGH EXCEL PARTNERSHIP



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