The latest stage in the ISO 9001 revision process arrived with the issue of ISO/DIS 9001 on 8th May 2014. This first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 9001; this is not the final version. However, it does at least give an indication on what might be included and we need to be aware of its content. Further changes are, of course, possible before final publication of ISO 9001:2015 currently scheduled to be released in Q4 2015.
The main areas of changes proposed in ISO/DIS 9001 are:
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Personnel certification has become an important element of verifying the competence of an increasingly mobile and global workforce, underscoring the value of industry-recognized credentials that can be carried across national borders. In response to this growing need, a new and improved ISO Standard aims to harmonize the various procedures used around the world for certifying the competence of personnel in different occupations or professions.
Quality Management System based on ISO 9001 standard
ISO 9001 can be applied to any type and size of organization and provides a structured yet flexible framework for a customer focused business management system that will drive business performance improvement.
ISO 9001 is based on the following eight Quality Management Principles, which are incorporated within the requirements of the standard, and can be applied to improve organizational performance:
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