With more than 1.1 million certificates issued worldwide, the newly released 2015 revision of ISO 9001 is sure to leave many Quality Manager’s asking the simple question: What Changed?
After three plus years of revision work from participating experts in 95 countries, the basis for revision was to bring ISO 9001 into the 21st century and provide a risk based approach to the standard. Kevin McKinley, ISO Secretary General states:
“The world has changed, and this revision was needed to reflect this. Technology is driving increased expectations from customers and businesses. Barriers to trade have dropped due to lower tariffs, but also because of strategic instruments like International Standards. We are seeing a trend towards more complex global supply chains that demand integrated action. So organizations need to perform in new ways, and our quality management standards need to keep up with these expectations. I am confident that the 2015 edition of ISO 9001 can help them achieve this.”
Here is a quick five minute video summarizing the 2015 updates to ISO 9001, courtesy of ISO Organization.