I have uploaded a video that was taken when I presented this as a talk at the Sheffex Exhibition in Sheffield back in November 2017. I sincerely hope that most of you won’t have to read it because you will have transitioned or at least are on your way.
However, on top of the certification bodies telling me that at the end of 2017 some 25% hadn’t even started, I am now hearing of companies that are in that position plus certification bodies are running out of dates and auditors. You will see a brief summary of the benefits of 9001 but, as they didn’t start the recording at the start, you need to know that the three management styles I refer to at the beginning are:
- headless chickens
- blue a***d flies
- and busy fools
What follows is a review of the new requirements and then a simple strategy to get you upgraded to the new 2015 version. Along the way you may also get the feeling that the technical gremlins were out in force as well – and you’d be right
It would be good to hear feedback from as to your experience of the transition where you work and remember that there is more useful information at the ISO 9001 support centre.
-- Pete Thornton-Smith, Inspirational Quality Management Specialist, Lightening the Load of that QMS be it 9001 or AS9100 (even 18001 & 14001)
This article first appeared on the ISO 9001 Training Guides site.