A new version of ISO 9001 has recently been issued and we’re proud to announce that LIAD is certified for this version! Every few years the ISO 9001 is updated. The previous version, ISO 9001:2008, expired on September 23rd, 2018, and the version that is currently valid is ISO 9001:2015.
What are the main differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015?
ISO 9001:2015 focuses more on input and output
There’s more emphasis on correct measurement and assessment of processes’ input and output. ISO 9001:2015 requires tracking of what articles, information and specifications are involved in the production process. There is also an obligation to check thoroughly that the products of the manufacturing process are of good quality.
Risk-based thinking is the basis for ISO 9001:2015
Risk-based thinking plays a very important role in ISO 9001:2015. The organization must use risk analysis to decide which challenges appear in the management of the business processes.
In ISO 9001:2015, the context of the organization is important
ISO 9001:2015 requires the organization to build its quality management system in the specific context in which it operates. This means, among other things, that as an organization, the needs and expectations of the interested parties must be taken into account, and internal and external strategic questions must be assessed and dealt with. The organization must show that it understands and responds to the expectations of all involved parties.
ISO 9001:2015 in the context of interested parties (stakeholders)
In ISO 9001:2008, ‘interested parties’ referred mainly to customers. In ISO 9001:2015, ‘interested parties’ was expanded to include suppliers, employees, shareholders, regulatory bodies, etc. The organization must be aware of the importance of the changing requirements and standards of the interested parties and integrate them into the products’ properties.