November, 2014 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015, 0.6

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Clause 0.6 in the Introduction section of the draft ISO 9001:2015 standard is titled, “Compatibility with other Management System Standards.”  It notes that ISO 9001:2015 has adopted the new high-level structure developed by ISO to improve the alignment of its management system standards. The high-level structure is defined in Annex SL of the ISO Directives and provides common: Clause sequence Text Terminology The ISO 9001:2015 requirements are defined in an order that is consistent with organizational planning and process...

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ISO 9001:2015, 1

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Clause 1.1, General, in the Scope section of ISO 9001:2008 has been slightly reworded in clause 1, Scope, of the draft ISO 9001:2015 standard. The term “product” has been expanded to include “service”. Otherwise, the Scope section continues to state that the ISO 9001 standard specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization: Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product or service that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements Aims to enhance...

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ISO 9001:2015, 10.1

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ISO/DIS 9001:2015, clause 10, Improvement, has three sub-clauses: 10.1 General 10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action 10.3 Continual Improvement This article provides a summary of the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 10.1, General, and also identifies changes from ISO 9001:2008. Other articles in this newsletter describe the requirements in clauses 10.2 and 10.3. 10.1 General The organization must determine and select opportunities for improvement and implement the necessary actions to meet customer requirements and enhance customer...

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ISO 9001:2015, 10.2

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This article provides a summary of the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 10.2, Nonconformity and Corrective Action, and also identifies the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action 10.2.1 When a nonconformity occurs, including those arising from complaints, the organization must react to the nonconformity, and as applicable, take action to control and correct it, as well as, deal with the consequences. In addition, the organization must evaluate the need for action to eliminate the causes of the nonconformity...

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ISO 9001:2015, 10.3

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This article provides a summary of the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 10.3, Continual Improvement, and also identifies the changes from ISO 9001:2008. 10.3 Continual Improvement The organization must continually improve the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of the quality management system. Consider the outputs of analysis and evaluation and the outputs of management review to confirm if there are areas of underperformance or opportunities that must be addressed as part of continual improvement. Where applicable, select and...

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ISO Certificate Survey

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ISO has released the results of its annual survey of certifications. The summary below shows the number of worldwide certificates issued for seven of the management system standards, along with the USA totals. ISO 9001 (Quality) Certificates in 2013 = 1,129,446 (USA = 34,869) Certificates in 2012 = 1,096,987 (USA = 26,177) Increase = +32,459 (USA = +8,692) Percentage = +3% (USA = +33%) ISO 14001 (Environment) Certificates in 2013 = 301,647 (USA = 6,071) Certificates in 2012 = 284,654 (USA = 5,699) Increase = +16,993 (USA = +372) Percentage =...

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