Guidance on “Outsourced” Processes

A new ISO 9000 “Introduction and Support Package” guidance document on outsourced processes is available at:<http://isotc176sc2.elysium-ltd.net>.

The aim of the draft document is to provide guidance on the intent of ISO 9001:2000 clause 4.1, regarding the control of outsourced processes, and to clarify the relationship between this requirement and those contained in ISO 9001:2000 clause 7.4 (Purchasing). A final version of the document is expected by YE2003.