ISO 9001:2015 | Quality Management System

What is ISO 9001:2015?

→ ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS)
→ This standard helps an organization to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
→ It is the international standard that specifies requirements for a Quality Management System 
→ It is the most popular standard.
→ This standard was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization.
→ ISO composed of the national standards bodies of more than 162 countries as of Jan-2018.

➥ Main Clauses of this Standard:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative reference
  3. Terms and definitions
  4. The context of the organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance evaluation
  10. Improvement

➥ Milestones:

→ The milestones of this standard are mentioned in the below picture.
Milestones of ISO 9001


Which information we get from ISO9001

→ Requirements of a quality management system.
→ Product realization, including the steps from design to delivery.
→ Planning and determining the process interactions.
→ Management of resources, including human resources and an organization’s work environment.
→ Responsibilities of management.
→ Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventive action.


key updates:

→ The introduction of new terminology
→ Increased leadership requirements
→ Improved applicability for services
→ In the updated Standard New High-Level Structure (HLS) adopted.
→ Restructuring some of the information
→ It also includes a common guideline for the product, process, and services.
→ An emphasis on risk-based thinking to enhance the application of the process approach
→ Quality Management Principles are reduced 7 from 8.


➥ Timeline:

→ The timeline of this QMS System is mentioned in the below picture.
→ In September 2015, the latest version is Published, 3 Year is a transition period.
→ So after September 2018, ISO9001:2008 is no longer be Valid.


Timeline of ISO 9001


➥ High-Level Structure (HLS):

→ In this standard, the clauses are rearranged and these are the same structure as other all standardized management systems, known as a ‘High-Level Structure’ (HLS).
→ The main clauses of ISO 9001, 14001, 22000, 45001, etc. are all the same in High-Level Structure (HLS).
→ So we can easily integrate various management systems together.
→ This integration of various management systems is called an Integrated Management System (IMS).

 Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

→ Meet Customer Requirements.
→ Improve Product Quality.
→ Increase Customer Satisfaction with your Products.
→ Develop a Professional Culture and Better Employee Morale.
→ Improve Efficiency, Reduce Waste, and Save Money.
→ Achieve International Quality Recognition.
→ Establish an efficient process.
→ It helps to find out the problem from the system and improve it.
→ Implement more efficient processes
→ It helps to highlight deficiencies
→ Provides continuous improvement approach

 General Terminology in ISO 9001

→ General Terminology and Process Approach is an important part of this standard
→ The adoption of this QMS standard is a strategic decision for an organization that can help to improve its overall performance.
→ It also provides a Sound Basis for sustainable development initiatives.


     ➥ This standard put into practice:

          → Process Approach
          → Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
          → Risk-Based Thinking 


     ➥ Verbal forms are used in this standard:

          → “Shall” – Indicates a Requirement
          → “Should” – Indicates a Recommendation
          → “May” – Indicates a Permission
          → “Can” – Indicates a Possibility or Capability
          → “Note” is for guidance in understanding or clarifying the associated requirement

➤ Process Approach - General:

➝ The process approach is a management strategy. 
➝ When managers use a process approach, it means that they manage and control the processes that make up their organizations, the interactions between these processes and the inputs and outputs that tie these processes together


Process Approach General

➤ Process Approach - Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle:

➝ PDCA (plan-do-check-act, sometimes seen as plan-do-check-adjust) is a repetitive four-stage model for continuous improvement in business process management.
➝ The PDCA model is also known as the Deming cycle, 
➝ Shewhart cycle is the plan–do–study–act (PDSA).


Process Approach PDCA



👉 For a regular update :   
Join us (Telegram Group)
Join us (WhatsApp Group)

👉 See Also: