- September 21, 2017
- Posted by: Kim Cunningham
- Category: ISO Tips
It seems that in today’s age modernization and changes are happening faster than ever before. This certainly applies to technology, product development, and the way companies go about conducting business. ISO standards are no different. Every five years, ISO standards are reviewed and changes are implemented if needed. This is why recently, the ISO standard has been updated. Businesses run more complex supply chain structures and customers are expecting more of the finished product and service. To keep up, ISO has been updated to roll out ISO 9001:2015, the newest integration.
There are some noticeable differences between the newest ISO version and the last. First, the biggest change is the structure to the system. The new ISO 9001 structure follows the same format as other system management structures. This will make it much easier for people trying to manage multiple systems. The second big change in the new ISO system is the shift to a more risk-based thought process. While this has always been a part of ISO in the past, the new version gives the system more prominence.
By implementing ISO 9001:2015 there are several benefits to your company. First, with the complexity of businesses today, it will help to better manage a complex supply chain structure. The simplified structure is very similar to other management systems making it easier for employees to manage, especially if they are juggling multiple systems at once. Further, the new ISO integration is better laid out to examine business opportunities and weaknesses better allowing your company to run proactively, adjusting to shifts and changes. The new structure is also very heavy on top leadership engagement which helps to create a fully responsive and integrated management team. The best part about the new system is that it is user friendly. The new structure and format make it easy for people to use and implement in day to day activities.
Making the jump to the new ISO standard can be challenging to implement company wide. ISO Integration, LLC can help make the shift. We have the ability to aid in each department to get companies up and running with the newest standard of business operation. We can look into Quality Management Systems to determine just how well your company is meeting current standards. To determine how effectively companies have rolled out and implemented ISO standards we can help organizing and conducting internal ISO audits. Most importantly, we offer training and mentoring services to allow your team to learn and own ISO standards so that they can become experts in ISO, allowing your company to live the ISO standard. To stay current with your business it is important to transition to the newest ISO 9001:2015 iteration. You have enough on your plate running a company so let the ISO Integration team help move your company forward.