TL 9000 R5.5 Requirements Handbook

The new TL 9000 R5.5 Requirements Handbook may be used for audits conducted on or after January 1, 2014. It must be used for audits conducted on or after January 1, 2015, meaning the R5.0 Requirements Handbook can be used until January 1, 2015.

Adder Changes

There are two new or split adders in R5.5 (an adder is a unique TL 9000 requirement beyond those included from ISO 9001). Four adders have a changed scope. Seven adders were modified and two adders were deleted.  Four adder clauses were renumbered and seven adders were reworded for clarity. The format was changed for 14 adders. The remaining 54 adders were unchanged.

Notes Changes

Seven notes were added or split, and three notes were deleted.  One note was modified, seven were renumbered, and nine were reworded. Two notes were reformatted and the other 19 notes were left unchanged.

Change Summary

There are now 92 adders and 45 notes in the R5.5 Requirements Handbook. A total of 38 of the 92 adders, and 26 of the 45 notes, were affected by the revision.  However, only 15 of the adders and 11 of the notes had real changes.

Specific Changes

To read about the actual R5.5 changes, go to this web page at the TL 9000 web site.

Measurements Handbook

The TL 9000 R5.0 Measurements Handbook remains current. There are no plans for a R5.5 of the Measurements Handbook.