Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ISO 9001:2015 REQUIREMENTS (PART 5) PRODUCT REALIZATION ISO 9001:2015 - Sections 8.4 – 8.5.4 &


ISO 9001:2015 - Sections 8.4 – 8.5.4 &

This is a continuation of a series of articles. If you have read the earlier ones, you can skip this introduction and start reading after the underlined break, marked Start Requirements, Part 5.

The release of the Final Draft International Standard of ISO 9001:2015 has created a great deal of hand wringing and argument that many requirements of the ISO 9001:2008  standard have been deleted, abandoned and/or lessened.  Furthermore, it has been replaced by an over worded document that doesn’t address the needed direction for an organization to follow in order to create and maintain a functioning and vibrant Quality Management System. Many tongues have uttered the soliloquy that an organization no longer needs to have a Quality ManualQuality Objectives, or the six required procedures for their respective Quality Management Systems.  Reality: nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that the ISO 9001:2015 standard does not reduce any requirements. It does require them in a different language, and does require/ empower the organization to decide the details.

The Introduction part of this series of articles provided a “30,000 ft.” view of the ISO 9001: 2015 standard. This paper is the fifth in the Requirements series, subdivided into sub parts to handle the standard piece by piece. The series is aimed at readers who currently use the ISO 9001:2008 version, and would like to know how to handle the ISO 9001:2015 version. Each of the sub parts in the Requirements series will take a portion of the ISO 9001:2008 version and help the reader understand the following:

Where it is in the New Standard:
Owing to the changed structure and organization of ISO 9001:2015 version, some may find a bit of a challenge in trying to relate to the new standard from the perspective of ISO 9001: 2008version. This subsection will help in navigating the new standard.

What is Missing? 
This subsection will point out parts of the old standard ISO 9001:2008 that may have been omitted in the new standard ISO 9001:2015 .

What is Added/ Changed:
This subsection will point to those requirements that did not exist in the ISO 9001:2008, and have been added to the ISO 9001:2015.

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