Iso 9001 version 20081. When was the new ISO 9001:2008 standard published?The long awaited ISO 9001:2008 standard was officially published on 14 Nov 2008.2. Why revise the ISO 9001:2000 standard when it seems fine?The revision is ISOs formal review process which requires continual review to keepstandards up to date. Revision must be initiated within 3 years of publication of astandard. The primary objective of the revision is to keep up with latest developments inmanagement system practices.3. What are the benefits of ISO 9001:2008 compared with ISO 9001:2000?The benefits identified for the ISO 9001:2008 edition fall into the following categories:-Provides clarity-Increases compatibility with ISO 14001-Maintains consistency with ISO 9000 family of standards-Improves translatability4. What are the changes?ISO 9001:2008 has been developed in order to introduce clarifications to the existingrequirements of ISO 9001:2000 and to improve compatibility with ISO 14001:2004. ISO9001:2008 does not introduce additional requirements nor does it change the intent of theISO 9001:2000 standard.No new requirements were introduced in this edition but, in order to benefit from theclarifications of ISO 9001:2008, users of the former version will need to take intoconsideration whether the clarifications introduced have an impact on their currentinterpretation of ISO 9001:2000, as changes may be necessary to their QMS.The requirements of ISO 9001:2008 remain applicable to small, medium, and largeorganizations alike, and such organizations should acquaint themselves with theclarifications in ISO 9001:2008.5. What will happen to ISO 9001:2000?
ISO 9001:2008 will supersede ISO 9001:2000 However, noting the IAF/ISO-CASCO/ISO TC176 agreement that accredited certification to the 2000 edition shouldremain possible for up to 2 years after the publication of ISO 9001:2008, copies of the2000 edition will still be available on request from ISO and the national standards bodiesduring that period, and possibly for even longer.6. What is the impact of ISO 9001:2008 on certification?One year after publication of ISO 9001:2008 all accredited certifications issued (newcertifications or re-certifications) shall be to ISO 9001:2008. Twenty four months afterpublication by ISO of ISO 9001:2008, any existing certification issued to ISO 9001:2000shall not be valid.7. Is certification to ISO 9001:2008 better than ISO 9001:2000?Certification to ISO 9001:2008 is not an "upgrade", and organizations that are certified toISO 9001:2000 should be afforded the same status as those who have already received anew certificate to ISO 9001:2008. However, certificates to ISO 9001:2000 will onlyremain valid until 2 years after the publication of ISO 9001:2008.8. Must an ISO 9001:2000 certified company overhaul their quality systemdocumentation to comply with ISO 9001:2008?ISO 9001:2008 does not introduce major changes to the requirements, when compared toISO 9001:2000. However, to benefit from the changes, certified companies should getacquainted with the new version of the standard and the clarifications introduced. If,during the analysis of the clarifications companies find there are differences from theircurrent interpretation of ISO 9001:2000, then they should analyse the impact on theircurrent documentation and make the necessary arrangements to update it. It is intendedthat the amendment of ISO 9001 will have minimal or no impacts on documentation.ISO 9001:2008 refers specifically to only 6 documented procedures; however, otherdocumentation (including more documented procedures not specifically mentioned inISO 9001:2008) may be required by an organization, in order to manage the processesthat are necessary for the effective operation of the quality management system. This willvary depending on the size of the organization, the kind of activities in which it isinvolved and their complexity.9. How do companies get the most benefit out of ISO 9001:2008 implementation?ISO 9001:2008 aims at guaranteeing the effectiveness (but not necessarily the efficiency)of the organization. For improved organizational efficiency, however, the best results canbe obtained by using ISO 9004 in addition to ISO 9001:2008. The guiding qualitymanagement principles are intended to assist an organization in continual improvement,which should lead to efficiencies throughout the organization.
10 What are the benefits if ISO 9001:2008 is implemented correctly?Customers will benefit by receiving the products /services that are:- Conforming to the requirements- Dependable and reliable- Available when needed- MaintainableEmployees will benefit from:- Better working conditions- Increased job satisfaction- Improved health and safety- Improved morale- Improved stability of employmentOwners and investors will benefit from:- Increased return on investment- Improved operational results- Increased market share- Increased profitsSuppliers and partners will benefit from:- Stability;- Growth; and- Partnership and mutual understanding.Society will benefit from:- Fulfillment of legal and regulatory requirements;
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